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Old 10-03-2017, 03:00 PM   #1
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DP engine heat

My 2005 Imperial DP has no vents in the rear engine compartment. All that engine heat just hangs in there.

Has anyone added venting to get that heat out or is there a reason I shouldn't vent it?

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Old 10-03-2017, 04:07 PM   #2
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It certainly does take a long time to cool off the back end of the coach after you've been driving all day! Especially, when it's 90 degrees outside. I have resorted to opening up the compartment to allow air to escape by itself. It works but I've always thought there has to be a better way. You might be onto something there... adding some kind of fan to pull in from the bottom and expell out the top

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Old 10-03-2017, 04:12 PM   #3
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Heat from the radiator should exit the grill and pull cool air in to replace the hot air leaving. With proper insulation, you shouldn't have a lot of heat coming into the rear bedroom. I'd start by checking all insulation and engine hatches are working as intended.

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My 98 Dynasty has louvers on the passenger side that had a 12v fan in it.
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Any venting can only help. My rear bath is over my engine and in the cold weather it actually warms the bathroom floor nicely for a shower after a long day of driving.
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My 98 Dynasty has the same thing. The motor in mine was shot and I was able to fine
a whole fan at local parts store exactly the same as the original.

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