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    Default Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Good Day

    I would like to convert my Trailer nose cone to a cooler. Will thick foam with Rino Lining work ? If so where can I get a good quality Foam for the insulation ? Any Ideas and photo Welcome.

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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    I suggest the following

    Use minimum 40mm thick high density Polystyrene sheeting

    Cut sections to fit snugly inside the nose cone - make sure the lid section seals properly with the others, or install a rubber seal (a cut off section from an old fridge door could work)

    Glue with:
    http://www.genkem.co.za/genkem/index...-foam-adhesive

    When all done line with 4 coats of the following paint:
    https://www.duram.co.za/product/fibretech/

    Remember to install some sort of drain and plug for washing and rinsing...
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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Good advice from Dungbeetle
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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Remember to install some sort of drain and plug for washing and rinsing...
    None of my store bought fridges or coolers have a drain.
    The effort and risk if not done right VS gain to install this in a home build is just not worth it.

    My way:

    Get the exact inner dimensions of your nosecone.
    Build a fiberglass inner via molding to the dimensions, obviously leave a 3to5cm space for filling.
    Place your "inner wall bucket" created with fibreglass on top of pre-placed hot glued wooden supports.
    Fill the bottom and sides with expanding foam, use a long pipe nozzle to reach underneath.
    Cut and sand foam residue down around the sides (hopefully you applied some protection to edges exposed with masking tape).
    Use a bostic type finishing product as sealent, one that is sandable.
    Last edited by Rustie; 2018/03/29 at 08:52 AM.

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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    I Used SPX 33 foam. It doesn't keep memory, wow if it presses a dent it pops out again. its the same stuff the off road trailers uses to cut for the cutlery. bought it at Sondor in Watloo. used Gen chem to fit it. Do the lid as well. Then i bought bakkie liner rubberizing and sprayed it on. Works fantastic!
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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    This is it
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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    None of my store bought fridges or coolers have a drain.
    Yes, but they can be turned upside down to empty any water collection.
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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Thank for the advise

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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie View Post
    Yes, but they can be turned upside down to empty any water collection.
    good luck with tipping a 50-70L fridge, nobody does that.
    You scoop out most of the water and mop the rest up with a big cloth.

    Edit - oh wait you mean light weight coolboxes - ok, true, but you can work around that.
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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    [QUOTE=Rustie;3858281]good luck with tipping a 50-70L fridge, nobody does that.QUOTE]

    I do that with my 42L Snomaster and the 60 L Snomaster in the trailer - and I am by no means a toughy!
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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    I suggest the following

    Use minimum 40mm thick high density Polystyrene sheeting

    Remember to install some sort of drain and plug for washing and rinsing...
    My money is on the Dungbeetle to win this one!

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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Nosecone done in SPX 55 foam and rubberized, now I just need to test it



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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Any feedback on this thread as I would like to insulate the nosecone on my Bushlapa Rooimier.
    Thanks Rob

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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Armaflex is a rubber foam the best, thin but more insulating properties than any other material

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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    I used it in Namibia Henties bay , it worked very well kept ice for 4 day with the kids opening and closing it on the beach . On the way back we froze Fish, after two days of traveling through Botswana the fish was still frozen .

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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    Where did you source the Armaflex and at what price? Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertus View Post
    Armaflex is a rubber foam the best, thin but more insulating properties than any other material

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    Default Re: Insulation to use for Trailer nose cone "Nose Cone Cooler

    I found the Armourflex website, but which specific product of theirs would you recommend please.

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