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Old 03-24-2014, 02:09 AM   #1
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Closet heat

I know we have addressed this before but i wanted to reopen the subject to see if anyone has come up with any new ideas or if any of the new members have any thought.

With Spring here and Summer comming , has anyone resolved the issue of the bedroom closet getting hot in the heat of the day? Any way to vent the heat?
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:26 AM   #2
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Someone suggested removing the shoe racks and adding some insulation in there, which is what I will do in a few weeks.

So get this, a friend bought an Alpine 3590RS with the bed in the nose, headboard where our closet is, and the nose is mostly black. I can't imagine what that will be like trying to sleep in there.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:11 AM   #3
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The shoe rack is installed early in the build stage. Although there is insulation in there, I'd love to be able to remove it a spray foam in it's place.

On my RL, I can reach my hand up above the pinbox and touch the safe in the closet. So even though there's insulation on the forward wall there isn't any on the floor of the closet. Also under my bed, there's the open end of the steel tube frame. I wonder if it's transferring heat and cold under the bed and if so if it would help to fill it full of foam as well.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:03 AM   #4
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Safe? Something you installed?
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #5
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The safe location is so secretive, they don't even tell the purchasers that they have one. It's on a "need to know" basis.

There have been at least a dozen entries like above. Ha Ha...
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:27 PM   #6
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On the 36FL it is so secretive and well hidden that nobody has found the safe yet.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:36 PM   #7
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Ichy, I'll stop the teasing
The fls' must be REALLY hidden, but on our 38gk it's is in the middle back of the closet floor closet to the front of the rv,
under a small section of carpet that pulls up!

So secretive and hard to get to that we don't even go there !
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:15 PM   #8
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Well ill be a SOB. There's a safe in our RV. Owned it for almost a year and didn't know.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:44 PM   #9
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Well ill be a SOB. There's a safe in our RV. Owned it for almost a year and didn't know.
Isn't it just wonderful how the dealers have such a LACK of knowledge about what they sell that they can't even tell their customers about the product features. You are not an SOB.............your dealer should make claim to that title!
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:47 PM   #10
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So, back on the subject, it looks like everyone so far is trying to stop the heat rather then venting the heat.
Has anyone tried a vent of some sorts?
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:12 PM   #11
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I've had the best results leaving the closet doors open to let the heat out. Otherwise it just seems to keep building up.

As for the safes.....I've had to show a few folks in the campgrounds where their safes were located. The dealers don't seem to know too much about them......... the empty water filter canister or the second battery box which is usually empty.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:48 AM   #12
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I've had the best results leaving the closet doors open to let the heat out. Otherwise it just seems to keep building up.

As for the safes.....I've had to show a few folks in the campgrounds where their safes were located. The dealers don't seem to know too much about them......... the empty water filter canister or the second battery box which is usually empty.
I find that if I leave the closets open it just really heats up the bedroom, which then heats up the living area... Well you see where this is going. So far I've just kept the closet doors shut and assume everything in there can take the 115* heat that seems to build up. At night I'll open it up and vent it while the AC cools down the bedroom.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:20 PM   #13
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But if you are venting that heat into your living area, you are making your AC work harder?

Don't get me wrong, im not arguing here. I don't have a solution either. Just making conversation
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I took the shoe racks out and worked in a bundle of unfaced batt insulation into the cavity behind the front cap. Didn't seem to help. I'll just keep the doors closed for now.
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We had an interesting thought the other day about this issue: Like what are they doing to the front on the new MB????? Wonder if they've added a AC and Heat vent up to the nose. Never thought to look when we saw it at the Tampa Show. Could be interesting.
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Since we don't have our RW yet, and I am going from memory, is a Maxx fan completely out of the question in there? I know it would be close to the nosecap, but maybe there is enough room. They have their own thermostat, so that would be handy... Just a thought.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:41 PM   #17
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If cold is an issue I would place a 110 outlet in the closet and plug an inferred heater thermostatically controlled.

If heat is an issue run a 110 outlet in the closet and place a portable air conditioning unit inside.

Simple and efficient .
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Since we don't have our RW yet, and I am going from memory, is a Maxx fan completely out of the question in there? I know it would be close to the nosecap, but maybe there is enough room. They have their own thermostat, so that would be handy... Just a thought.
I think adding an exhaust fan in the closet would be like a whole house fan, great if you were just relying on cross ventilation of outside air, but it would defeat the ability for your ACs to cool the rig down. The ACs need to be able to recirculate air in an enclosed space to be effective.

A fan that ventilated the cavity in the nose behind the wall might be nice, but counter intuitive to needing insulation also, which would get in the way of any cross flow in there.

I think Redwood should offer a big white nose "bra" for those hot days. Just think how well that would work for the bugs too!
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:03 AM   #19
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I don't know if cold would be a real issue in the closet, but if it was I would never put any kind of heater in there. As they say s____t happens and as a retired fireman, that is kind of asking for it to happen with all the cloths and everything else that usually gets put in a closet.
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Our 38RL came in yesterday. While taking to the service manager about all the stuff he's to add to it, I asked him to put a little vent in the top of the closet to connect it to the attic.Hopeful this will be enough to let a bunch of any heat buildup escape into the attic instead of the coach
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