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Old 09-20-2015, 06:47 AM   #1
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Front cap insulation ????

I have wondered many time why the bedroom stays hot / cold when the rest is fine. For those that have the shoe box in the closet area. NOTE: there is nothing as far as insulation behind it. Just the vainer board of the box. :-/. This summer I put a wireless temp prob in the shoe box area and found that it was as high as 112 on a 92 degree day in partial shade.


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Old 09-20-2015, 09:02 AM   #2
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I have wondered many time why the bedroom stays hot / cold when the rest is fine. For those that have the shoe box in the closet area. NOTE: there is nothing as far as insulation behind it. Just the vainer board of the box. :-/. This summer I put a wireless temp prob in the shoe box area and found that it was as high as 112 on a 92 degree day in partial shade.


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I removed my entire bedroom to redesign and the only insulation was a thin sheet of reflective material ,but now it in fully insulated.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:10 AM   #3
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I know it's not the same unit but here are pictures of my old Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite. I had a stress crack in the front ABS plastic cap. It was less expensive to replace with Filon. It was filled with styrofoam and fiberglass.


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Old 09-20-2015, 04:56 PM   #4
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Old 09-20-2015, 05:23 PM   #5
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Nope. Doesn't look like much was there. I guess i might have to insulate in there some day.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:36 PM   #6
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Here's a picture of our 5th wheel being built. Lot's of insulation there as you can see. I suppose there are many variations from model to model.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:10 PM   #7
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Took the shoe box cabinet out and installed 6" fiberglass on all surfaces in front cap and wall. Big difference in temps. Thin existing glass hanging from top had big gaps that made it very breezy. 😳
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:24 PM   #8
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Took the shoe box cabinet out and installed 6" fiberglass on all surfaces in front cap and wall. Big difference in temps. Thin existing glass hanging from top had big gaps that made it very breezy. 😳

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Old 10-16-2015, 08:28 PM   #9
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I'm slow ... can you explain what you did here? It looks like you out insulation in the front cap and then closed off the shoe box?
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:41 PM   #10
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Well in most cases this not a lot of insulation. It's par and not a lot to be expected of it. Later RJD
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