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Old 03-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Doghouse Insulation

Someone in another thread mentioned insulating the engine's doghouse. I'd love to quiet the cockpit of my V-10 99 Winnebago Chieftain 36L, and reduce the heat escaping.
Can anyone fill me in on the options and details of doing it please?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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JC Whitney and West Marine both have the necessary materials.

This is the West Marine site HERE Although it is advertised for noise reduction the article where I read about it said it was also a heat barrier.
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That comes up as a page not found error.
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I just redid mine with bedliner.
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Try this link

WEST MARINE Insulation Hangers, Kit includes 10 hanging pins with washers and caps at West Marine

Sometimes if you find something by a search tool it doesn't translate until you actually view the item directly and use that link instead.
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JC Whitney has the heavy mylar face with sticky back insulation. Expensive- but like the old Curtis-Mathes tv slogan- "darn well worth it"
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Has anybody analzed how much heat would be deflected back on the engine?

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Has anybody analzed how much heat would be deflected back on the engine?

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I can't imagine it could be of any significance. I've driven buses where the doghouse insulation was in contact with some engine parts and their engines ran as cool as any other model.

I'm more curious is how much heat and noise is deflected away from the cockpit. I know its only about $100 for the job, but I wonder if I'm wasting my time installing it or if it is an appreciable difference.
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if you have any heat and noise when the outside temps are high and your air conditioners are struggling to keep you cool and its 80 degrees inside the coach- the answer is YUP- its worth it.
Oh- and get some foil tape to cover the seams.
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Go to a insulation supply , they make a high temp blanket that would work great
The perforated pins that hold on can be bought there and you can use liquid nail to adhere them to the dog house
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I used this on my 02 Flair. It worked great. It both quieted down the engine noise and reduced the heat induced into the RV. You cut it into 6 inch strips, peel the sticky protector layer off and stick it on and roll it with a roller. Sticks great to fiberglass, won't come off. Figure out how square feet you need and order that amount.

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