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Old 02-19-2021, 06:05 PM   #1
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missing insulation in front cap?

2016 36CKTS. Parked in Texas for the Winter and got stuck with Arctic blast. I bet you could hang meat in the front closet when the cold wind blows. What can I do to insulate and seal it up? The rest of the trailer has performed reasonably well in this mess. Dual pane windows proved their worth for sure. No frost or fogging. Any ideas?
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Old 02-19-2021, 06:53 PM   #2
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Probably going to have to have the front cap pulled, seal and insulate then replace the cap and seal it up again. Not sure there would be any other way of getting access to all the nooks and crannies that you can with the cap off. The insulation they put in the front cap at the factory is usually pretty laughable and strongly doubt they foam up any air gaps.

You could call Amish Family RV and ask Orvin what you would need to do, he'll know for certain.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:30 PM   #3
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X2 on calling Orvan at amish family rv,if anyone will know he will.
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Old 02-20-2021, 01:07 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mshenygo View Post
X2 on calling Orvan at amish family rv,if anyone will know he will.
x3 - Orvan will have the answer. Their office number is (260) 593-0951 and most likely his daughter Jolisa will answer. Normal working hours (I believe) are 6am-2pm EST M-F and they may be there Sat too but not sure.

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Old 02-20-2021, 01:37 PM   #5
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We've had our MicroLite 21DS for a couple of years and right off the bat we noticed the cold coming in from the front as well as the large window. We went to an upholstery supply store and picked up 1" foam padding and covered it with plain but nice cloth material and used 3M adhesive to line the closets. We decided to cover the front window with 1 1/2' of foam and then covered the entire area with 1" foam padding and a nice quilted colorful material my wife made since she is a quilter. Really made a huge difference and looks great. For the bottom half of the front of the trailer (behind the murphy bed) I covered with rigid 1" foam board. This modification helped us tremendously to reduce the cold coming in.
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