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Old 09-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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ATYPICAL: Heard complaints that bunk-house/toy-areas are poorly insulated & noisy?

I'm not afraid to ask ab unconventional question just to collect whatever anecdotes I can as I consider my options in buying my fifth-wheel:

I'm considering 34' to 40' fifth-wheels where I'd like to create an ample office area separate from my living room if possible. But I hear complaints that bunk-houses are sometimes poorly insulated, especially if they also have the large cargo door. I assume, however, that the nature of the space would make supplementary insulation and paneling an easy DIY job. Just wondering if re-modelers have any experiences to share in converting such to office space.

Alternatively, I've thought of bracing the area for a small baby grand piano, and putting my office in the main living area. I assume the bunk house would be easier to supplement with floor bracing. I have a lot of flexibility in what RV I buy.

[Keep in mind that my RV will be parked in one area permanently for full-time living.]
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I've heard the insulation complaint, on the haulers as well, and any I've been in were an echo chamber , so I really think a piano would be a bad idea. JMHO.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:34 AM   #3
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I have a 2014 Cyclone 4100 King with a 12' garage and it is insulated identically to the rest of the unit as far as I can tell. The garage load capacity is rated at 3000 lbs so I cannot imagine that a piano would be an issue.

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