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Old 12-23-2018, 08:11 AM   #1
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Insulation in cab over

We have a 2017 3051s motorhome and I've noticed I can hear the TV really clear outside when in front of the unit. We have the entertainment center instead of a bunk. I have to think there is zero insulation and a lot of wasted space up there. Has anyone tried to get into that area and maybe add insulation? Thanks for your replies.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:59 AM   #2
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We have a 2017 3051s motorhome and I've noticed I can hear the TV really clear outside when in front of the unit. We have the entertainment center instead of a bunk. I have to think there is zero insulation and a lot of wasted space up there. Has anyone tried to get into that area and maybe add insulation? Thanks for your replies.
We have the same rig and have noticed the sound outside also and wondered the same thing about insulation.

The cabinets on either side of the TV are deep and there doesn't appear to be any extra insulation and there seems to be a good deal of wasted space behind the TV.

I'll wait to see if there are any helpful replies here before I do anything, but I have considered modifying the entertainment center so the mounted TV will swing out same as the bedroom TV does to allow access to storage behind it.
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If your Forrester is anything like our Lexi with the standard front entertainment center, then probably no, no insulation.
Originally the front area behind the tv set was blocked by the tv which was permanently mounted. I removed the tv set and found a nice open space with no insulation.
Bought a sheet of insulation board at Lowes, cut it to fit the space against the front wall of the front cap.
Got a sheet of thin laun and covered the insulation. Bought a swing away type tv mount and made a bracket using the original tv mount.
Now, tv swings out so it's easier to view from our theater seats, and I have a nice storage space behind tv set. Store dvd's and wife's remote headphones behind it.
Never really took temp before or after mod's to determine if insulation helped, but I would guess it did.
Couldn't hurt.
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