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Old 06-17-2018, 07:13 PM   #1
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2018 Hemisphere 372RD - Insulating Cap

Hello all! Newbie here. Just purchased a 372RD and love it so far. But as Iíve found out, they donít have insulation in the front cap. Iíve looked on other threads and really havenít found out how people have fixed this problem. Do you have to take the whole closet out to achieve this? I thought about just cutting/creating an access door above the closet shelf. Thought that might be easier than removing everything (especially since I have a side by side w/d). Didnít know if doing that would enable me to get the whole front or not. Plus not knowing if anything is hidden back there to damage as well. Thank you in advance!
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:17 PM   #2
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just curious, how do you know there is no insulation in there? I was at the factory when my 2017 rolled off the line and I don't recall seeing a section uninsulated when touring all the different stations on the assembly line.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:21 PM   #3
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I donít know for sure, but the heat coming from there is like an inferno(especially in TX heat). The rest of the camper is comfortable. I found an older thread that discussed the lack of insulation in there(in many different 5ers) and that they added some from Loweís or HD, just didnít describe the process that they went through to place it in there.
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rv's have very poor r values because they can only insulate as thick as the wall space allows. The front cap is probably the thinnest of spaces. I would be surprised if there was "none" probably just less because of the thickness of the cavity available in the front cap. Just a hunch though.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:33 AM   #5
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I donít know for sure, but the heat coming from there is like an inferno(especially in TX heat). The rest of the camper is comfortable. I found an older thread that discussed the lack of insulation in there(in many different 5ers) and that they added some from Loweís or HD, just didnít describe the process that they went through to place it in there.
What color is this area of tke RV? Can make a hugh difference.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:07 PM   #6
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Boy wanted to go back and find this post and add something. The end cap of my heritage glen is a darker brown/ darker then the creamy yellow of the rest of the camper. Spent a hot weekend in a site where the nose cape faced the afternoon sun with no shade. For the first time I noticed my closet super hot as well. Don't know about "no" insulation but with the sun pounding it was ultra hot.
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