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Old 06-21-2020, 07:51 PM   #1
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Removing Doghouse Cover on 2020 Entegra Vision 29F

Either I am missing something, or this is the worst engineered doghouse cover I've ever seen. I have taken off all of the screws holding the doghouse cover on, but it seems to be locked in place by the center console, and the dash itself. Also it would seem to have silicone sealant securing it to the floor?

I would very much like to insulate the doghouse cover as it is putting off a lot of heat, not to mention noise.

How have others done this?

Attached is a picture of the cover.

In the other jumble of wires picture, I have pulled back the center console, only to find that the doghouse cover sure seems to run all the way back, with a let at the back.

Cheers,
David
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:18 AM   #2
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I called Entegra Coach this morning, and they confirmed that the doghouse cover is locked in place by the center console and one-piece dash. So, those have to be removed, or at least dislodged, before the doghouse cover will come off.

Additionally, the doghouse cover is sealed under the screws with an adhesive which will also need to be pried off and re-sealed when complete.

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Old 06-25-2020, 12:05 AM   #3
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Angry

That doesnít sound good, we just purchased our MH 3 days ago. We are having the same concern in our 2020 Entegra Vision 27A not only is the dog house hot, anything above 35-45 miles an hour and it feels like someone turned the heater on. Not a happy camper.
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Old 06-26-2020, 08:13 AM   #4
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That doesnít sound good, we just purchased our MH 3 days ago. We are having the same concern in our 2020 Entegra Vision 27A not only is the dog house hot, anything above 35-45 miles an hour and it feels like someone turned the heater on. Not a happy camper.
Not only that, but the air conditioning ductwork is not insulated, and the ductwork runs just over the doghouse. So when you're driving, the heat coming up from the doghouse warms up the air that is supposed to be cold!

Here is a picture of my a/c ducts just after pulling back the center console:
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Old 06-26-2020, 09:44 AM   #5
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Another case of poor engineering along with a lack of quality control!
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:24 PM   #6
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Another case of poor engineering along with a lack of quality control!
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It wasn't easy, but I wiggled the doghouse cover off underneath the center console. The underside of the cover is painted a chalky black substance - I've no idea what it is. However, the engine is so close to the doghouse cover that I almost can't fit the insulation in.

The sticky underside of the dynamat was having a hard time staying stuck to the black chalky underside, so I used some scrap metal I had to help keep it all in place. The bolts holding the metal in place are hidden underneath the center console.

It's all back together now. Here are before/after pictures:
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Very nice. I notice at the bottom of where the center console fits that their half moon circles. Mine is continuous across the bottom that makes the left and right dash panels all one piece that screws to the top of the Doghouse. Did you cut yours out our was it that way when you pulled it apart? Definitely would make it easier not having that bottom connection.
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After you added the Dynamat or whatever you used, do you notice a big difference in the noise and heat department. Dynamat is mainly a sound insulator, but does help a little with the heat.
I am about to do the same thing, so i was very glad to see your post. Thank you for doing that. Not looking forward to getting it off. Do Entegra really expect engine maintenance mechanics to have to take that off every time. Horrible engineering.
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After you added the Dynamat or whatever you used, do you notice a big difference in the noise and heat department. Dynamat is mainly a sound insulator, but does help a little with the heat.
I am about to do the same thing, so i was very glad to see your post. Thank you for doing that. Not looking forward to getting it off. Do Entegra really expect engine maintenance mechanics to have to take that off every time. Horrible engineering.
It did not make much of a difference in noise, but it sure did in heat. Not only does the doghouse not feel hot to the touch anymore (or even warm, for that matter), but the A/C is also colder because the un-insulated duct work is not exposed to as much heat in that area anymore.

I used a layer of the 50 mil dynamat (for noise), covered by a layer of 3/4" dynamat hood liner (for heat).
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Very nice. I notice at the bottom of where the center console fits that their half moon circles. Mine is continuous across the bottom that makes the left and right dash panels all one piece that screws to the top of the Doghouse. Did you cut yours out our was it that way when you pulled it apart? Definitely would make it easier not having that bottom connection.
Mine is also continuous across the bottom (if you look very closely in the picture with the exposed wiring, you can see it).

Here is a picture of the area before I pulled it apart:
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In my experience, the floor around that dog house cover can be very hot as well. Did it appear as if there was a way to put that dynamat product under the floor (the roof of the engine compartment) around the dog house area? Thanks!
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Looks like they took the time to have a professional wiring look.
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The problem with the noise is there is no firewall like in a car, so protecting the dog house helps but there are just too many areas that bring in the noise, to make insulating anything effective. Heat intrusion is easier to minimize.
RV Cruiser has got me interested in doing what he did to mine.
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