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Old 04-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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On our recent trip from texas to canada the floor between the front seats became quite hot raising the temp. In the front cab to the point that althou it was cool outside we had to put the aircondition on.has anyone experience this problem with their class c and if so would appreciate your advise as to how to address the problem.

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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It is a common problem with the cab on the Ford van with the V-10. There are insulating materials you can use around the dog house and there is even a custom insulated rug you can lay down. What I found helps is to make sure that some of the air is directed to the floor. I also got two heavy rubber all weather truck mats and cut them to fit. It doesn't eliminate the heat, but least you can put your foot on the floor.

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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Thanks where did you get the insulated carpet from sounds like a good idea
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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I've had the same happen in my 08 Freelander on a short 4 hour trip. I was wearing shorts and my leg leaned up against the side of the "dog house" and it felt like the hood of a car in the Arizona summer. I am glad you posted this seems to be normal. I will be looking for the insulation as well.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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This is what we paced under the carpet of out 1999 Class C. You have to pull the seats and carpet. Also lined the engine cover on the back side. I used a high temp spray adhesive to secure it and sealed the edges with the foil tape.

Keep the edges cut back about an inch, so that you can get the door sills and trim back down.

Made a world of difference in the cab.

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:46 AM   #6
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Just a small recommendation you can kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak. There are sound dampening materials you can use and they will make it custom fit for you. This will reduce the thermal and the road noise. Dynomat is one company but there are others and you can see what kind you may want.

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