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Old 01-01-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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Winnebago vertical heat shield

A piece of sheet metal that was spot welded vertically to the frame running along the passenger side of the motor home separating the space between engine exhaust and propane tank and propane line leading back for about 6 feet has fallen off. There is about 15-18 inches between the exhaust and the propane stuff.

My question is this, would I be as well protected to cover the propane tank and pipe with a heat shield fiber cloth/tape as I would to try and reattach the metal heat shield?

Has anyone ran without the heat shield?
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I would reattach the heat shield. It is there for when you are stopped as the muffler heat get real intense. The heat is not a problem as long as you are moving.
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My MH has a similar pair of steel sheets that hang down about 15 inches and extend for about 15 feet along the frame. I have theorized that they form a low pressure area under the chassis to ensure a more positive air flow down over the exhaust manifolds. For that reason,when they fell off I replaced them properly and promptly.
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Thanks. You are right. I am sure they would not have spent the money putting it there if it had not been needed for something. I'm going to re attach using some brackets and bolts.
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