Boxing the Wheel Wells in Our Skoolie

In our effort to make the bus look somewhat presentable for the re-titling inspection, we are working on boxing in and insulating the wheel wells.

First, we framed them with 2×2’s.  Then, we wrapped the wheel well with reflectix bubble wrap insulation.  We used Great Stuff expanding canned foam to fill in the gaps.

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Next (not pictured) we stuffed the negative spaces with some recycled and reclaimed denim insulation batting. Finally, we sealed off the box with plywood.  It makes a nice little temporary seating area until we build the actual couch!

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We wanted to keep the curve of one wheel well for the purpose of storing firewood.  I decided to use the leftover rigid foam, score it every 3 inches, crack it, and lay it over the curvature of the wheel well.

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Then I put some pieces of 2×4’s in between the foam pieces for a little extra support.  This doesn’t have to be very strong, so I figured this would be sufficient. Then we finished it off with scraps from our tongue and groove ceiling.  I really hate wasting things so I hope we will continue to be able to utilize leftover materials as we move forward.

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