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Old 05-16-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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Quieting down the F53 Chassis BSS

So one thing we didn't enjoy about downsizing from our DP to the BSS was the noise climbing hills, and since we live in Washington state you do that a lot. Last week we took off the doghouse and cleaned it with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and stuck a good layer of this cut in strips to make it mold to the underside: http://www.amazon.com/Dynamat-10455-...ilpage_o01_s01

the result was astounding, honestly I can't think of a better spent amount of money, not just a "Yeah I think it's quieter" but a definite reduction in engine noise going over the pass, even when it was pull 4K RPM. It's not like it turned it into an Audi but definitely made it less fatiguing and easier to hear the radio. Worth doing.
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That sounds like a good idea.I haven't look to see how the
dog house opens yet.
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Gremlin,sweet!!!! I saw someone else had posted using a similar product..I think. So was one package enough? I will assume it is heat resistant? Is there enough room for air circulation? I'm thinking your engine compartment is very similar to mine..was it an easy install? After our trip this past week through Vermont and upper NY..lots of mountains...lots of down shifts...lots of screaming (the engine). That would be one worthwhile upgrade!!!!
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Any pictures?
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Here's another request for pictures. We'll be picking up our new BSS 2702 in a week or so, and this mod would have immediate benefits. Plus it sounds like it is relatively quick and easy.
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Gremlin, our class C builder put sound deadening in our dog house and it really made a difference. Just make sure the material you use, including adhesive is fire proof/resistent. Also as mentioned watch out about restricting air flow. I think some of the auto stores sell underhood insulation material that would be best to use.
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X3!!!
X4!

Also, did your coach have any sound deadening material before? Our Canyon Star has some stuff with a foil facing, don't know how good it is.
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Congrats on that doghouse upgrade. I haven't checked our doghouse cover for insulation yet, but will do so.

They also make a thicker product which might be even better for inside the doghouse cover. Dynamite 11905.


Looking forward to more info and possibly pictures on this.
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Will get pix in the next few days my understanding is this is fire retardant one package and I have quite a bit left over. There was something on the underside that I stuck over, and engine temps all stayed at normal positions on a 5 hour trip
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Good idea but

Good idea. But you might have a problem in the future. The extreme heat from that BIG BLOCK will break down the glue. Check the installation after a few trips to see if its holding.
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It's on my list we've run it 10 hours so far, several folks on he ford chassis forum have done this too
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Keep us posted . If it says I will do it
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Dog House insulation/quieting

You sound proofers might be interested in this thread from a couple years ago.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/soun...se-202075.html
It's a project still on my to do list. Having just returned from a 1,500 mile New Mexico trip, the screaming V-10 put this job at the top of the list.
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