S-280 hatch & Demo ideas plus need TM

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Trying to find out what kind of insulation is in the floor of a shelter. Closed foam? Will it dry out?
 

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That was one of the reasons we always put a 2-3 inch thick sub floor in them. If you had to set in one for 4-6 hours when its very cold, and the darn portable heater went south, it brings new meaning to COLD.
 

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That was one of the reasons we always put a 2-3 inch thick sub floor in them. If you had to set in one for 4-6 hours when its very cold, and the darn portable heater went south, it brings new meaning to COLD.
I was only in one while in the guard and the coldest I saw it in those two years was maybe 25 degrees in Korea but was short lived.

Never in one again after going in the Corps...thankfully. I dont like being closed in for long periods!
 

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I changed title to the thread. Need some help with more than just insulation

I got it pulled under the shed so I can get to work. First observation is this will be easy to re-install an A/C, I like the installed plenum.

I want to take off the protective entry and the inside inner door but want something that can breath, but still be secure. Does the non shielded shelters have a vent in the door that is the same size as my inner door??
 

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Yes, I think I understand what your asking.
Thats a cool configuration..how much does that shelter weigh

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Excellent news. Did you put anything in there or leave a void?
I left mine as purchased other than putting a roof over the one on the ground as water was getting into it via the HVAC portal. This is Florida after all, mostly hot all the time except a few cold days thrown in for good measure.

Still looking @ a third unit because I am stubborn.
 

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I left mine as purchased other than putting a roof over the one on the ground as water was getting into it via the HVAC portal. This is Florida after all, mostly hot all the time except a few cold days thrown in for good measure.

Still looking @ a third unit because I am stubborn.
Good luck on getting another one at a decent price. Got this one for $600...only bidder. Last week a tobyhana shelter went for over $4k. Just dont get it....
 

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On the data plate is the operators TM listed. Maybe we can get that TM and then see if there is another version of the van, without the large door.
I will. At least I can get some dimensions to possibly fab something. I do believe the ones with the door vent are a complete different opening.
 

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Hot Darn, I finally got one for a good price in the shape I wanted. It is a Gichner S-280 complete inside, missing the A/C unit as they all are. Now if James has gotten over his trip to Virginia, I might have a great way to get this shop home to Florida. They ranged from $600.00 stripped completely for the last one, to $4050.00 for the one with a HVAC port plug in it. That seems to be an expensive plug to me.
 

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Hot Darn, I finally got one for a good price in the shape I wanted. It is a Gichner S-280 complete inside, missing the A/C unit as they all are. Now if James has gotten over his trip to Virginia, I might have a great way to get this shop home to Florida. They ranged from $600.00 stripped completely for the last one, to $4050.00 for the one with a HVAC port plug in it. That seems to be an expensive plug to me.
That plug, specific to that one type of A/c?
 

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My terminology screw up, wall cover for the removed HVAC unit. Some came with them & most came without; not the electrical power plug which is there. I have spare military HVAC units.
 

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Looking for a TM....the S280 TM does not have what I need. Going to re-use what wiring I can and need some schematics. Does anyone know where one may be at?

The TM is TM 11-6625-3178-14 I think. Not seeing it here or liberated manuals. It is listed on Army Pub however not seeing a download.
 
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