Originally Posted by gandb26
We are contemplating the purchase of a Forest River 3011DSF. We have not done the test drive yet. I have heard that they are noisy. Is this what people are talking about? The engine area between the two front seats? Sorry, I don't know much about this type of stuff. Thanks!
Yeah, pretty much what we're referring to. Doghouse is the cover that covers the engine. Some heat does enter as the cover is a plastic composite with just a thin moulded liner.
Yes, it can be a bit noisy as the V-10 is a high revving engine, and it sits right in the interior.
But remember, it's a big box that's screwer and glued, and nailed and stapled togather, mounted on a heavy duty truck chassis. It is not and was never ment to be a quiet luxury vehicle. There's just not a lot of insulation or sound deadening material added at the factory.
That's why the addition of heat/sound deadening mat is helpful. It does work and is worth the few bucks and time to install.