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Old 08-30-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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Coach not cooling well

We are happy with and love our Tour. The layout is exactly what we want. I feel the quality is there and all the extras we did is for a more personal enjoyment which is tough to achieve on a production coach. Example is air infiltration, which is hard to deal with in sunny Florida.
Our fix was we removed many of the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, found large unsealed air gaps and fixed it. We used Great Stuff Foam for the gaps and lined the walls and back of cabinets with foil insulation "reflective" from Home Depot 4'x25' rolls. That made a world of difference. Before we did it when you opened up the cabinets you felt a large difference in temperature. This worked so well that we will remove all the cabinets and line the entire basement with this product. I'm certain it will help when we travel to colder climates. If anyone wants to see pictures let me know.
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We love pics. Post em if you got em and thanks for posting this .
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Regarding not cooling well..... There should not be any gaps behind those cabinets that needs sealing.. Alas, SHOULD is the key word there. not IS.

As the summers get hotter. the A/C's which were speced out a few cooler summers ago .. Are going to need upgrading.
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I'd like to see pics too. When the weather cools off I need to do something similar to my excursion. The AC has a rough time keeping up with hot days. You can feel the heat difference in the cabinets and and pantry. I also have a problem with mice getting in when parked in storage. When things cool off I plan on doing whatever I can to plug holes, insulate and fill with foam, so I'd definitely be interested in seeing what other people have done.
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I'd like to see pics too. When the weather cools off I need to do something similar to my excursion. The AC has a rough time keeping up with hot days. You can feel the heat difference in the cabinets and and pantry. I also have a problem with mice getting in when parked in storage. When things cool off I plan on doing whatever I can to plug holes, insulate and fill with foam, so I'd definitely be interested in seeing what other people have done.
how do you think it would do in the 120 degree havasu heat???

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another thing to consider is to have window tinting applied to all the windows. We noticed the difference in our coach after we had the windows tinted to 95% with InfraRed film (InfraRed Film).
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how do you think it would do in the 120 degree havasu heat???

But it's a dry heat!
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Sorry for the delay in posting pictures but I cannot get my pictures to post. Hopefully tomorrow.
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We are seriously thinking about putting the insulation in the back and top of our cabinets also. How did you attached it - spray adhesive?
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Sorry for the delay in posting pictures but I cannot get my pictures to post. Hopefully tomorrow.
No worries. Posting pictures here is not the most intuitive thing. Will be interested when you get around to it.
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We are seriously thinking about putting the insulation in the back and top of our cabinets also. How did you attached it - spray adhesive?
I used both 3m spray adhesive for all the cabinets and spray and staples where I felt more strength was needed.
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