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Old 06-28-2012, 03:28 PM   #15
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When heat proofing one's RV from the engine compartment the use of the pink stuff you get from your favorite home improvement center is not a good alternative. Having served as a paramedic for several years I have come on several people who have tried to prevent the heat from the covers in vans and RV's to find that the pink stuff tends to hold oil which makes it very flammable. There are products out there that will reduce most of the heat and will reduce road noise if properly installed.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #16
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Just for fun I started looking for something that would work and found a relatively cheap solution that is an easy DIY project. You first remove the cover and using a mild cleaner remove the dirt. Dry it thoroughly and in a well ventilated place spray the adhesive onto the cover. Let it stand for a few minutes until the glue is tacky to the touch then apply the Metalized Mylar. (You will have to cut it to fit) Once you have it in place you take the edge seal tape and place it around the side and let it sit for a few hours and replace it inside. You can also place some inside the compartment where the cover mounts up and you should notice a cooler and quieter ride. This product is rated for automotive so you are safe. The total cost should be around $115.00 for 1 inch or $170.00 for 2 inch. I found it here Cab Insulation and I am thinking about it for mine...

What you would need is 1 roll of insulation, 1 can of spray adhesive and 1 roll of tape.

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Old 06-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #17
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Better to drive barefoot than in flip-flops. Those can easily get tangled in the pedals if attempting a quick change!

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:30 PM   #18
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The Dyna Mat sound and insulation material seems like it would work.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:15 AM   #19
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Better to drive barefoot than in flip-flops. Those can easily get tangled in the pedals if attempting a quick change!

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So true!!! I have a Corvette ZR1 and the first day this spring when I got in with flip flops I found right away that my flips were doing a flop when trying to use the clutch while shifting. So this whole summer I have kicked off the flip flops when getting in then the other day I wore real shoes for the first time in 5 months and it felt real foreign not being barefoot. Weird but yes you are right, not easy to drive in them.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:29 AM   #20
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NAPA has some.

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #21
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I believe it's against the law to drive bare foot isn't it?
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There are NO laws requiring shoes while driving.

Barefoot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Wikipedia: "It is not illegal to drive a motor vehicle while barefoot. Some people speculate that driving barefoot increases the risk of an accident if bare feet slip off the pedals.[59] It is legal throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to drive barefoot.[59][60][61] However, in some jurisdictions, police officers may ticket you for other things if the fact that you were driving barefoot or in flip-flops/high heeled shoes hindered your driving and/or resulted in an accident.[62]"

I drive better barefooted. And since I only wear shoes if forced to do so, my feet don't stink. That is a problem that shoes cause.
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I guess in Mississippi I will start having to wear a shirt toooooo!!!!!
Do y'all put this Dynamat under the carpet, inside the driver/passenger area or apply it on the outside....under the floor and inside the doghouse?
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It goes under the carpet and/or in doghouse..
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The underside of my dog house has something like this that is foil backed and appears to be factory installed.

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Dunner, that looks like the stuff I bought from J.C. Whitney and installed in the clacc C we had. It worked great. I do not know why Winnebago cheaped out and did not install it at the plant.

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Thx, good to know I'm good to go.
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I do not know why Winnebago cheaped out and did not install it at the plant.

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I suspect they didn't want to mess with the factory sound-proofing / noise-deadening products and or floor coverings for fear there'd be warranty issues later on.

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