We often get asked how much do our Insulated Liners really help with insulating the vans. That is why we visited Stonebrooke Equipment last winter in Minnesota, where they put Legend Insulated DuraTherm Liners to the ultimate test.
When temperatures begin to drop, we know winter is fast approaching. There’s a number of things mobile workforces need to take into consideration when the cold season begins – from hazardous driving conditions to the safety of mobile drivers.
Non-slip floors help drivers stay safe in wet conditions. But what about helping them stay warm when working inside the van? What about controlling the temperature in the back of the van for cargo, so things don’t freeze during the winter?
March 2019 – In harshly cold, snowy Minnesota, Legend distributor Stonebrooke Equipment put Legend Insulated DuraTherm to the ultimate test, to see if the insulation and material makes a difference in such harsh weather. We wanted to prove the power of DuraTherm’s insulation and illustrate how it can help your cargo van fleets create a more temperature controlled interior.
Step 2 – get the ProMaster #2, also a 136″ WB, and leave it empty. Are liners really necessary when insulating a van is of high priority?
Step 3 – park the ProMasters in the snowy parking lot, shut the doors, and turn them on. See the results below.
As seen in the results above, the van with no wall liners at all couldn’t hold a candle to the van with Insulated DuraTherm.
The empty van took over twice as long to heat up to room temperature, because so much heat was being lost through the bare van panels. The van with wall panels was able to get up to a temperature significantly higher than the empty van. Then when the vans were shut off, the van without liners went back to an interior temperature below freezing in only 2.5 hours, while the van with the liner was still at 47° after 4.5 hours.
Legend continues to test our products so we can provide valuable proof of yet another reason why Insulated DuraTherm is more than necessary in a cargo van upfit.