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Old 12-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Winnebago Adventurer 32V 2002 Closet insulation

Just finished closing off and insulating our bedroom closet drawer unit.
The clothes in drawers would get dirty and dusty. Removed all drawers and found two large cut outs in the floor. Sealed them off with lightweight aluminum sheeting, added "Reflectix" (a bubble type material coated on both sides with reflective aluminum) stapled this to the floor and walls. Left the return air vent under desk clear for air movement to and from the closet frame.
Anyone else run into this? What did you find and do?

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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I think the cutouts in the floor you sealed are meant to allow heated air from the furnace into the compartment containing the fresh water hookup, the black and grey water ports, and the outdoor shower.

If you look on page 71 of the wiring diagram book for 2002 (download of 21.1 mg) you'll see the cutouts below the drawers in the closet.


If you never travel in areas that get below freezing you may not have a problem. If you do travel in cold areas the outdoor water cabinet may freeze.

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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Yes, those are deliberate airways. There should not be dust getting inside unless there is a problem somewhere. I recall the new Damon owner a couple of years ago who said their clothes in a drawer dot very dusty when driving on dirt roads. It was suggested he put a bright light inside that area at night, then look up at the bottom of the coach to check for light showing ...he found the sidewall separated from the coach body with a gap several inches long. In your case, I would look for leaking door seals in the basement com parts below that area.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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In our previous 33v those cutouts were for the LP furnace return air.
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