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Old 08-06-2015, 06:23 AM   #1
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Hello, Is there a way to stop rear bed from getting hot from engine heat while driving. thanks Roger
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:45 AM   #2
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My wife stuffs all of our off season clothing in those zip lock vacuum bags under the bed so there is no way heat can get to the bed from the engine. If you don't want to store anything under the bed then insulate the area on the floor better than what the factory did.
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Hi Roger,

What make and model rig do you have? Asking as I have a Newmar Dutch Star and my bed/bedroom gets nearly zero heat from the engine. Occasionally I'll notice that the floor is a smidge warmer than the rest of the floor in the rig but it is barely noticeable.

I would suspect it is a matter of insulating the engine compartment (bedroom floor) but maybe an issue with a hot running engine or something??? Not trying to trick you into worrying about a problem that doesn't exist, just thinking out loud.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:37 AM   #4
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My DP rear bed has never got hot or warm from engine heat while going down the road. That giant fan blowing all the engine heat out the rear radiator and all the insulation above the engine do a good job of deflecting the heat. There is much more inside heat generated from the solar heat coming in all the windows, whether moving or not on a hot sunny day.
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Hello, Is there a way to stop rear bed from getting hot from engine heat while driving. thanks Roger
get one with the engine in the front
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My DP rear bed has never got hot or warm from engine heat while going down the road. That giant fan blowing all the engine heat out the rear radiator and all the insulation above the engine do a good job of deflecting the heat. There is much more inside heat generated from the solar heat coming in all the windows, whether moving or not on a hot sunny day.
my wife has complained of vibration, noise, heat , smell... so she won't lay there
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Soybeans,
Well Sir, as stated, you need to mention your year/make/model/engine etc. as there may be others that are reading your request and have the same coach etc. and could have an answer for you. Now, since you've not mentioned all of those specs, it's kind-a hard to maybe give quality help here. But, maybe I'd start with:

1. Making sure your radiators and, CAC fins are clean so that maximum amount of air can flow through them. If you have a percentage of blockage, then it's possible that, that engine compartment is "storing" more heat than it should.

2. Make sure The seal (if you have one, or should have one I should say) is in good shape and has no missing sections or, is gone completely.

3. Make sure that the insulation, usually attached to the bottom side of the removable engine covers (at least on some that is) is intact and, none missing.

4. Make sure there are no "holes" in or around your engine compartment and, the floor/area above and or, around the engine compartment that would lead to the lower bed area that may or may not, allow hot engine air to enter the bed area. Hope this helps some.
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we keep off season items under the bed.
but when we get to the cg, i lift the bed up and let air flow up and around the mattress for a few hrs.
driving in 100 degree heat...it flat gets the bed warm after a day of driving.
i also put in a fan to blow air from one side and up and over the engine out the other side after we stop. i run it a few hrs as well.
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It has to be somewhat of a brand/ model issue. Or a seal kind of thing.
That's why knowing what your driving would help.

We have never had any issue like that.
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Thanks for the replies. 1994 Monaco Dynasty, engine runs normal temperature, getting ready to head west and after driving several hours bed will be warm.
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sounds like you're lacking some of the reflective insulation in that area. either add insulation or take the easy way and start the genny and roof AC units when it gets warm going down the road.

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Thanks for the replies. 1994 Monaco Dynasty, engine runs normal temperature, getting ready to head west and after driving several hours bed will be warm.
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I've owned 3 different brands of dp's and haven't had that problem with any of them.
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Our rig has a special over the road air con for the bedroom, totally separate from the heat pumps on the roof. Supposed to be a 15K unit running off the engine like the dash air. Haven't needed it yet though.
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