Heat Insulation for DIY Camper Van | EXPLORIST.Life Ford Transit Van Conversion Series

Lauren Maiman

EXPLORIST.life has done several fabulous videos on prep, application, and testing of LizardSkin heat insulation and sound deadening coatings as part of their Ford Transit Van Conversion series.  This video (the 10th in the series and third on LizardSkin specifically) documents the installation of LizardSkin Ceramic Insulation in their DIY camper van. After watching the team spray-on the heat shield coating, you will definitely want to check out their video on thermal testing LizardSkin’s spray-on Ceramic Insulation in their Ford Transit Van. The results are wild!

To watch the entire series detailing Nate and Stephanie’s 2022 Ford Transit Van conversion, visit EXPLORIST.life’s YouTube channel.

The Importance of Heat Insulation for DIY Camper Van

Heat insulation is pivotal in the construction of a DIY camper van, turning it into a comfortable, all-season retreat. Insulation plays a dual role: it keeps the interior warm during cold spells by trapping heat inside, and it prevents the van from becoming an oven under the sun by reflecting external heat. This regulation of internal temperature not only ensures comfort but also reduces the energy required for heating and cooling, which is especially critical when off-grid and relying on limited power resources.

Proper insulation material can also minimize condensation inside the van, which is essential for preventing mold and rust. These issues are not only health hazards but can also cause significant damage to the van’s interior. By maintaining a consistent internal temperature and preventing the walls from getting cold enough to cause condensation, insulation helps to preserve the structural integrity of the van.

In essence, investing in good heat insulation is not just about comfort, it’s about making the camper van a durable, energy-efficient, and peaceful living space, no matter where the journey leads.