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Old 07-18-2015, 12:44 PM   #11
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Temp fix. Drape a large space blanket ( silver mylar) over the cap on really hot sunny days. You could add two small poles on bottom to hold away from 5er and create dead air space.


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Old 07-18-2015, 12:55 PM   #12
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Our closet is hot also and we have 2A/C units I just keep the closet closed and the heat keeps the wrinkles out of our close. LOL we keep it 68 in the 5er and the closet is still hot. LOL

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Old 07-18-2015, 12:59 PM   #13
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Our Cardinal was hot also. Removed the upper panel in the closet and stuffed a 50 foot roll of fiberglass insulation in the un insulated cap, a large handful at a time, problem solved. Ventilating the closet is not necessary.

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I just do not understand why they do not insulate that area?
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:08 PM   #14
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:08 PM   #15
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Many have found that the front cap area is not insulated. There have been a few threads on the subject here. Not sure about your model bet the Columbus units have a shelf for shoes in the closet that is easy to remove and able to get to that area. Many have said it helps with temperature control as well as cutting down on noise. If you can get up there I highly recommend installing the insulation.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:28 AM   #16
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Hot closets

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I have a 2014 Silverback 37BH, which I use 100% for work. (Petroleum Landman) Anyway, I spend at least four nights a week in it, almost year round as my work keeps me on the road.

My bedroom closet, like many models, is located directly behind the front cap of my fifth wheel. We have had a mild summer so far (for Texas) and it's only recently gotten near the 100 degree mark. I have noticed this every summer, but didn't think to get input from this forum. It seems that there is no insulation up front.

Does anyone have the same problem, and if so, how can I mitigate it?

Yes, you are very correct, it is very apparent that they do not insulate the front caps as if you get into a cold area it will get very cold in the closet. The only best way I know of to fix the issue, is to pull the closet out and insulate the front caps, and then reinstall the closet. Or open the doors and get a small fan to push some air into the space, but since you are in Texas, and like most others in a hot or cold climate it will push a lot of hot or cold air into the bedroom.

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Old 07-20-2015, 12:20 PM   #17
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Don't think any of them insulate the front cap area. My Heartland is hot in the front closet as well.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:26 PM   #18
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We have people in our group who have added a floor standing air conditioner and vented it out a window or the dryer vent works great and cheaper .

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