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Old 03-13-2017, 07:12 PM   #1
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Regarding the panels around engine compartment in a re



I've got spray foam insulation coming next Monday and I'm wanting to do this build right.
The panels on the sides above the engine compartment are all super riveted down, which isn't a problem, I just don't no I'm able to remove sure if there's something and I should just leave those up. I just don't know what I can do with this area, we are going to Wood panel all the rest of the sides and ceiling, would like to do it in that area as well as our bed will be on top of the engine compartment. Wanting to do cupboards above theemergency exit If I could get some more info and if any of you know what's under all that I'd appreciate it. I'm finding nothing so far
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:32 PM   #2
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Possibly use 1" furring attached to the area to build it out and use rigid insulation there?

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Old 03-13-2017, 07:58 PM   #3
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i took the one out on the back wall but left the ones over the motor. i sprayed the engine cover also with foam and the wheel wells. see my pics below. get all your prep done before you start and keep moving around. its real easy. where a good mask and gloves and put lotion on any exposed skin.good luck and have fun
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I pulled all of those interior skins on mine.

I'll snap some pics for you and post them up in the morning.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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Wow.

Dave, I'd noticed before that you had an 8.3, but had never seen the length of your bus.

With the lighter weight of a shorter bus, I'd imagine that thing must be pretty quick to get up to speed.
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Wow.

Dave, I'd noticed before that you had an 8.3, but had never seen the length of your bus.

With the lighter weight of a shorter bus, I'd imagine that thing must be pretty quick to get up to speed.
His bus is powerful, and its got a similar wheelbase to my 40FE so its super maneuverable compared to a 40 foot RE.
Its also got a brand new jasper engine.
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yes it does, tops out at 60 @2300 rpm. does great on these hills
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I pulled all of those interior skins on mine.

I'll snap some pics for you and post them up in the morning.
Thanks a whole lot, always appreciate your help
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yes it does, tops out at 60 @2300 rpm. does great on these hills
Dave why does it top out at 60? It must be a regulator of some sort I imagine. I've got the 8.3 and can keep a steady 80 and I'm at 40ft .... I bet you can get to 60 whole lot faster than I can
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i took the one out on the back wall but left the ones over the motor. i sprayed the engine cover also with foam and the wheel wells. see my pics below. get all your prep done before you start and keep moving around. its real easy. where a good mask and gloves and put lotion on any exposed skin.good luck and have fun

Dave did you also leave the ones on the wall to the sides and above the engine box?
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