I am going to fix up my aluminum topper and truck's bed area for truck camping. Nothing fancy... cheap and easy, just like me . It'll be used for quick solo hunting/fishing/scouting in the Rockies of CO and WY, spring to late fall. Maybe bring my 6 and 8 year old girls a couple times this summer, just for fun, instead of using the Coleman pop-up. I'll probably use a Roll-a-cot for sleeping and a Pelonix electric heater/fan (run w/ a Honda 2000 generator) to help keep it dry(er) and warm. The floor has a layer of closed-cell foam sleeping pads covered with indoor-outdoor carpet.
I'm thinking of using Reflectix taped (with acrylic-backed foil tape) to the 1" aluminum frame members, leaving a 1" air space between the Reflectix and the outer aluminum skin.
I'll make cut-to-fit removable window covers from Reflectix and adhesive backed Velcro strips around the edges or press-in pieces of closed-cell foam sleeping pad material right inside the window frame members. I'll leave a removable section so I can open the sliding side windows for ventilation.
I'll run the electric heater/fan and keep the windows open at night to keep the moist interior air moving while I'm in there sleeping to reduce condensation, too..
Here are my questions... Will this be worthwhile to reduce condensation like I'm hoping? Is the air space unnecessary for this application and should I just glue the Reflectix directly onto the aluminum skin?
I have seen spray foam and some other more expensive materials. I'd like to keep it simple and I can get the Reflectix and tape at ACE here in the boonies of Wyoming.
I'm not too worried about insulating for warmth since I'll have the heater/fan running as much as possible to keep the air circulating. My main concern is condensation.
This is my first post. I want to thank you guys for the info and pics I've checked out here as an unregistered lurker here for the past couple weeks!