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Old 09-17-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
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Bed is warm on left side?

It seems that the left side of bed is warm, including the cabinet and drawer. Not crazy hot, just warm.

Is this normal because it's above the exhaust or is there an insulation problem?
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What brand, year and model coachdo you have?
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What brand, year and model coachdo you have?
For some reason I thought that info was is my signature. But I'm on the mobile app but couldn't be sure.

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My bed is warm after being on the road due to engine heat. My inverter/converter is also under the bed with a vent on the side that puts out a little warm air.
How is the tour going?
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:51 AM   #5
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It's my understanding that most DP's generate heat in that area after being on the road. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about as long as it's not excessive.
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That Beaver would be a DP and your bed is over the engine?

If so, the coolant in the engine is about 200 degrees so the engine is that warm also when motoring down the road.

On hot summer days and after a few hours of travel, we raise the bed to cool the mattress with the roof AC and sometimes open the rear engine hatch to allow the hot air to escape. This makes for better sleeping.
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Friends wife was unhappy so we went to lowes got the alum faced roll of hot water heater insulation and stapled it to the underside of the eng removable covers and the inside bottom of the floor under the removable panel under the mattress and now it must be better because she quit complaining about that.


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The right side of our bed gets very hot but my DW says that will pass with time. The Chiwawa can't even stand the heat and has to crowd my side.
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My bed is warm after being on the road due to engine heat. My inverter/converter is also under the bed with a vent on the side that puts out a little warm air.
How is the tour going?
Thanks for the info guys! We may look into insulation.

The tour is going great so far! We picked up all the crew. Starting from Mt. Shasta we went to LA (roadie) Vegas (driver) Austin (merch girl) and are headed into Arkansas now. We'll stop in Knoxville for a rehearsal tomorrow and the first show in Lynchburg is Thursday.

Thanks to this forum and a very knowledgable and helpful mobile RV mechanic names Bill Ross in LA we are feeling pretty confident about all of the various complexities of RV life.

Mainly we're still figuring out what things we can run at once without blowing a breaker.
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I guess you were able to "steal" a power cord? Haha!
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The right side of our bed gets very hot but my DW says that will pass with time. The Chiwawa can't even stand the heat and has to crowd my side.
I see what you did there.
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