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Ideas for insulating a Flip Over house

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I have a Eskimo Quickflip II. Its a decent flip over, but I'd like to add some insulation to the fabric. Any ideas? Thanks,

Ben

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I can't remember what it's called, but if you go back in the threads there have been a lot that have ideas in it. There is something you can get at Menards to insulate it. I'm sure someone will chime in, but you can always go back and look as well.

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Im not sure ther is much you can do. Ther might be a liner out there you could get, but you need to let the house breath. You might have to get a biger heater for it. You could try the Big Buddy Heater.

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There has been a lot of talk on this topic in years past. I bought some silver insulation at Menards last year. I forget the name of the stuff but its like silver insulated bubble wrap. I lined the roof of my Yukon and it worked out pretty well. I believe it kept it warmer longer and took less heat to get it to a comfortable level. I had no problems with condensation build up....

Just my two cents...

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It's called Reflectix, and works pretty well without adding much weight at all. All you do is put it between the canvas and the support poles.

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I have two thermal blankets zipped tied to the roof of my otter lodge. The difference is amazing!! The tbhermal blankets have a shiny side and a plastic looking side and are around 7' x 5'. They are not the same as the emergency blankets. They are typically available anywhere you can buy camping gear. I think I paid around $15 dollars each so they are affordable as well.

This is what they look like. Coghlans has grommets in the corners which made it easier to secure.

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Hey thanks for all the input, I might try the thermal blanket idea. Thanks again,

Ben

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Thanks guys, I am looking for something easy and lightweight to put up in my little Den to keep it a little warmer.

Anyone else have other ideas?

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Do you guys put anything on the ice to keep your feet off of it. I was thinking a little carpet could go a long way.

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I use refletix in my otter and it keeps me pretty warm, it's goood stuff. I have used carpet before to put a barrier between my feet and the ice, it works ok for a few times but will get wet, stick to the ice, and freeze stiff. It's not fun carrying around a wet piece of carpet. A rubber door mat with holes in it may be a better option, it keeps your feet off the ice, out of the water and does not get saturated with water.....BT

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I use the rubber floor mats from my truck (the smaller ones for the back seat) that I held on to after getting different floor mats. They work perfectly for keeping my feet off of the ice.

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For my feet I bought a rubber mat with holes in it at Menards. It's about 16" X 20", something like that. Works real good. Keeps your feet off the ice and out of the water and it doesn't freeze to the ice.

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