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Old 05-31-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Adding insulation to overhead??

Good day to all,

While chasing an errant water leak in the overhead behind the front cap of our 04 American Tradition (successfully I might add) I quickly realized that the insulation used to keep the heat out could be greatly improved upon....but what kind to use?

Currently there is a 2" batt of fiberglass that lines the inside of the overhead and front cap, but there is plenty of room for improvement.

Any suggestions? What has worked (or didn't work) for you?

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Old 05-31-2010, 12:33 PM   #2
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Did mine with foam panels, lots of cutting and shaping and gluing. Well worth the trouble as there was none to speak of. The coach builders need to think green!!
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I just did mine with 6" batts. I had removed the TV and put a 32" in a different location. I turned the old TV location into more storage but before I did I shoved the fiberglass insulation back behind the adjacent cabinetry on both sides and behind the new storage.
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I agree more is needed. I suggest if you use fiberglass, to wrap or put it in plastic or get the encapsulated type. The thought of glass bits raining down as I drive is itchy and not appealing.
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I bought a 2 bottle foaming kit from a building supply store and foamed the inside of the front cap with 3 - 4" of foam.
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I bought a 2 bottle foaming kit from a building supply store and foamed the inside of the front cap with 3 - 4" of foam.
Hopefully your front cap didn't have the backs of the clearance lights exposed. I considered what you did as well, but my clearance marker lights are up there and covering them up with that spray on insulation would not be fun if one of them needed to be replaced.
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