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Old 06-13-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Noticed the other day that after some time on the road, and then settling into a campground, the rear closet is quite warm. I realize it's above the engine which explains the heat.
Any suggestions of what to do about it (if anything) and how to handle storage in that closet (yeah, no chocolate in the closet). Or is this just something to live with.
Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:34 AM   #2
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Noticed the other day that after some time on the road, and then settling into a campground, the rear closet is quite warm. I realize it's above the engine which explains the heat.
Any suggestions of what to do about it (if anything) and how to handle storage in that closet (yeah, no chocolate in the closet). Or is this just something to live with.
Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:41 PM   #3
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No wine in there, either, David!

We just live with it, but it would be nice to know if anyone had done anything about it.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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No chocolate, no wine, but two tubes of good lipstick, dusted, in the rear nightstand drawer
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:49 PM   #5
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When I park at the end of a days travel I open the rear service hatch to aid cooling. Check the integrity of the insulation in the engine compartment.

The first two years Alpine Coaches had a hydraulically controlled hatch to aid cooling that was operated from the driver's seat.
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In addition to opening the rear service hatch after a day's travel, like Danny Gayhart does, I also open the hatch on the lower right rear of the coach covering the oil dipsticks and airfilter. This allows a little more cross-flow of air across the engine and out the rear service hatch.

I have found opening both hatches definitely helps cool the closet (as well as area right under the bed, which can stay warm for hours).
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:15 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions.
Not exactly on the heat issue, but in the 40 ft with rear closet, how the h... do you get into the engine compartment from above. With my 38 ft, the bed lifted. I can't find anything that looks like it moves in this coach.
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dshogman, my 40' has very well concealed screws in the carpeted floor that open the hatch. They're where the step up is, along the upper edge of the step (an inch from edge).
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Thanks, will check it out.
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Dave,

Here is what I am trying. Have yet to try it on the road. The bottom is 3 layers of the sheets of foil and plastic bubbles. The rear is fiberglass with the foil sheet covering it.





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