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Old 07-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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I own a 2013 36RL. The closet in the bedroom is like a sauna. The bedroom can be comfortable open the closet door and the heat almost knocks you down. Yes it has been very hot where we are. I wonder if they skimped on insulation in the front cap. Has anyone else this problem?
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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We own a 2012 RWRE and the closet in our bedroom is also very hot when the temperature outside is hot. I don't think there is an air conditioning vent in the closet. We have found leaving the closet door open when we are parked helps cool down the closet area. To me it seems there isn't enough insulation in the front cap.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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When I toured the factory I noticed that they use roll insulation (bats) instead of the bead type in the nose unlike the rest of the coach. I wonder if that's the problem

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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The problem is that there is only so much room for insulation in the cap area, I'll bet there isn't room for R13 insulation at best and if you have the black and maroon paint that insulation isn't near enough to keep the heat out.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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Redwoods ad says R-21 in the front cap.



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Old 07-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
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Redwoods ad says R-21 in the front cap.
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If you add the numbers up of a bat of R13 and a layer of the bubble foil with a vertical R value of R7 ( I'm not sure exactly whether it is R7 or R9 for vertical ) is just barely enough to make the stated R value. I can tell you that in my experience the bubble foil layer is not near as good as they say it is. It might be fine for the snowbirds but for those of us who stay behind in the cold it just adds a wind block and not much more.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:19 AM   #7
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I have the Hobby Hauler and have the same problem. I keep it open except when I am sleeping. Next one I order (10 years!) I will put an air vent in the closet. I was told all RV's have the same problem.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:58 AM   #8
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We leave our closet open as well in our 36rl. I have a thermometer in there and the temp does climb to the mid eighties when it's in the mid ninties outside. But with both ac's on it stabilizes before we go to bed. The ac's so far work very well on high and auto. By the way we also found a hot pocket over the fridge in that flat cabinet. I have proped the door open alittle to relieve the build up. We must remember that these are rv's and they do there best to keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. But during normal conditions and not the extrems we are now experiencing.
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We leave our closet open as well in our 36rl. I have a thermometer in there and the temp does climb to the mid eighties when it's in the mid ninties outside. But with both ac's on it stabilizes before we go to bed. The ac's so far work very well on high and auto. By the way we also found a hot pocket over the fridge in that flat cabinet. I have proped the door open alittle to relieve the build up. We must remember that these are rv's and they do there best to keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. But during normal conditions and not the extrems we are now experiencing.
That's true! We came to ours for the first time for a few days last night around 7PM. Even though we had all 3 vent vans set to run while we were away, you wouldn't believe the heat that had built up in this thing. It took about 2 hours to really get everything cooled down. The air conditioners were really working hard but I could feel all of the walls still omitting heat from the inside. The front closet was like an oven as was the pantry too.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:31 AM   #10
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My DW just reminded me that the fivers around us seem to have there ac's running all the time so we must have better insulatiion. Both of ours are set at 78 and that seems to be our majic number. It took three weeks to arrive at those numbers, because lower we were freezing and above it was too hot.
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