Kallie & Jon

Kallie & Jon

Professional Van Builders / Digital Nomads

Chapter 3: Subfloor Install

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Three Easy Steps for your Subfloor Install

Supplies Needed:

  • Power Drill
  • Sheet Metal Screws
  • Sharpie
  • Tape Measure
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Roll of Reflectix 
  • 3/8” Plywood
  • Jigsaw
  • Circular Saw
  • Foam and Foil Insulation Tape

Step 1: Clean your work space

Begin by sweeping your entire van. In this install you use a fair amount of spray adhesive and to properly use this adhesive to its full potential, its essential to have a clean floor. 

 Step 2: Reflectix

Cut the Reflectix to the dimensions of your floor. Spray the adhesive liberally onto the floor and roll your pieces on evenly. Using Foam and Foil Insulation tape, tape each piece of Reflectix to each other creating one big piece for the entirety of the van floor.

Jon Working on Insulation on Floor
Jon installing insulation on floor white Ram Promaster van.

Step 3: Fasten down Plywood 

After your Reflectix covers your whole floor it is time to fasten the plywood. We used a scribe tool to perfectly fit our 3/8” plywood to the curvatures of the van but you can also make a cardboard template if thats easier for you. Using metal screws, fasten the plywood to the high ribs of the floor. 

Jon making a template for subfloor of van floor
Jon Installing subfloor in White van

Pro Tip: There are many different options out there for insulating your floor. Do your research and do whats best for your life. 

Complete Plywood Subfloor

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