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Old 11-14-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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Wink Dog house cooling

hi guys...i have a 1999 f53 motorhome im wondering whats the best way to cool down the doghouse while driving the heat is tremendous ...its already got wrap on the bottom side ..any ideas ...i appreciate the help

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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make sure the doghouse is seated correctly, or it will let in a lot of hot air and noise. also, see if the exhaust pipes the run nearby have heat shields on them.

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Might consider some flexible metal ducting from the front to bring some cool air there, if space permits.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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ezgoing......Even though the doghouse already has insulation, put another layer on it. Camping World use to sell a doghouse kit that included the 1/2" thick cloth material (that looks like dryer lint) with a silver backing, silver tape and a can of 3M adhesive. I don't think they sell the kit anymore, but look for that material. Anyone will have the sliver tape and the 3M adhesive.

Add a new layer of the material to the doghouse cover. You can even cut it a little long where it meets the floorboard so that it covers the joint when the doghouse is installed. The secret is to take some of the left over material and reach under the edges of the floorboard (around the doghouse opening) and place as much and as far as you can around the opening. I did this to my 04 Terra and this brought the heat and noise down.

As a poster stated above, make sure the cover seals tightly and inject some air if you can with some ducting. It will save spark plug wires and exhaust manifolds.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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Try Dynamat it works great, cuts out noise and heat.
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You can also have the unside of the doghouse Linex'd and then add some insulation on that.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:09 AM   #7
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The 2 sided aluminum covered bubble wrap insulation from Lowes/HD is cheap, cuts easy, reflects the heat, quiets and is attached with spray adhesive.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:31 PM   #8
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:35 PM   #9
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Here would be a permanent cooling mod for your rig. You could also do it real cheaply by getting some clothes dryer parts from Sears or somewhere and fab up the ducting to go from two grill mounted air boxes routed by dryer metal ducting up to your exh. manifolds.

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