Discussion in 'The Hardware' started by jwfoulk12, Mar 4, 2017.
Picked her up this week, custom ordered with everything I thought I'd ever want and then some...
cool, a build thread.
I'm still deciding between the Everest 650HP and the 870... I tend to keep my units a very long time so I dont want to make the wrong decision.
Anybody have any advice on floor insulation?
Are you dual wanding or regularly running over 300ft or just want to impress the girls in town?
How do you feel about rust?
Rhino line the whole thing???????
Regularly, No but I have quite a few commercial accounts where I am stretched out 400 ft. I currently have a 5.9 blower and do not want to be wishing I had gone with a bigger unit.
It will be getting rhino lined or Linexed but I also knowthe floor of the van can get pretty cold when its -10 out. I'd rather take care of it now then wish I had down the road.
Everest has an aluminum frame and the 870 is going to get the same at some point. That was one of my deterrents on the 870. Definitely dont wanna have to worry about the frame rusting out.
I talked at length with a guy from Prochem/Legends in St Pete.
I think he's been installing the Everest for a LONG time, 10 years or so.
There's a lot of heat to "spend" on those huge units.
I know he wouldn't recommend either, unless you are dual wanding MOST of the time....or using very high flow.
You will probably be dumping a lot of water into your dump tank, as the machine "spends" the heat when you set down your wand/Zipper.
I just want to see you get the right machine for you. Have you ever cleaned with the 570 or whatever Prochem's next step smaller is?
I'd give the xdrive a hard look but I know you're after a monster slide in.
I would put at least 3/4" marine plywood down first.
I agree with Lee, plywood then Rino.
Sweet Transit, congrats!!!
I think I would do it the other way, Rhino line, then install the plywood. The Rhino liner is to protect the steel floor from chemical spills. The plywood is to help insulate it.
If the plywood is installed correctly not an issue.
Once I ever pulled the plywood the van goes to the crusher anyway.
I would be worried about getting moisture trapped between the steel floor and the plywood. I had a ford van that happened like that. I had to reinforce the floor before I sold it. I am sure it wasn't "installed" correctly. I am just thinking that spraying the liner down over the plywood might not seal correctly at any joints and edges. Ideally, if you had the money, it would make sense to treat the floor, then treat the plywood as well.
I had the floor of my van linexed and then put a VanRug down.it was the best thing I could have done. It's soft so when u go in its soft on the knees and cleans up with a steam cleaning. Also seems to aid in keeping t he van warmer Durning the colder months.