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Old 05-05-2017, 07:48 PM   #11
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I tried Hushmat and it doesnt hang vertical for long either.. I like the idea of a cover over the doghouse.. but on my DEV bus, my foot is right up against it.. I also found that the engine cover wasnt the only thing leaking.. I had hot feet from the negative pressure on the bus.. from hot air seeping in from around wires, the steering column.. between the metal and the plywood etc. ...

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Old 05-05-2017, 09:03 PM   #12
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So could i make a rockwool mat? Sandwich it between chicken wire layers so i can put it under the cover?

OR should i put a air scoop somewhere and duct fresh air back to the dog house? Help blow the heat out going down the road.

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Old 05-05-2017, 09:19 PM   #13
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:25 PM   #14
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So could i make a rockwool mat? Sandwich it between chicken wire layers so i can put it under the cover?

OR should i put a air scoop somewhere and duct fresh air back to the dog house? Help blow the heat out going down the road.

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Chicken wire holding the insulation on the bottom is a great idea! Thanks
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:20 PM   #15
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I haven't had time to try anything yet. Trying to get ready for my daughter's High School graduation weekend. Graduates Saturday with high honors. I don't know exactly what it takes to get that but it sounds really good . She wants to spend the weekend camping at the Jeep Ranch . That means I have to get 2 Jeeps, a bus, and a minivan ready to roll.

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Old 05-16-2017, 09:59 AM   #16
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I bought a Thermo-Tec product for our doghouse, but I haven't put it on there yet. This is the one: http://a.co/f2ClKkR

I am still looking for the best option for reducing heat under the driver's feet. We might add a heat shield of some sort underneath, but I'd like to find a cheaper solution than the Lizard Skin stuff that is oh so expensive.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:28 PM   #17
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I boxed mine in.
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20150503_094310 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

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20150503_103219 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

It made a huge improvement and I didn't even add insulation. Just an air gap. I made it so it won't be to hard to take apart, incase the doghouse needs to come off. Probably wouldn't work well though for the OP since you have a van cut away. Probably pretty tight on space already. As much as it helps, my feet while driving, still get hot.

So i'm hoping the hood scoop helps that.

20170511_175800 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

I'll let you know in a couple weeks when we start to travel some for vacation.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:47 PM   #18
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I boxed mine in.
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20150503_094310 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

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It made a huge improvement and I didn't even add insulation. Just an air gap. I made it so it won't be to hard to take apart, incase the doghouse needs to come off. Probably wouldn't work well though for the OP since you have a van cut away. Probably pretty tight on space already. As much as it helps, my feet while driving, still get hot.

So i'm hoping the hood scoop helps that.

20170511_175800 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

I'll let you know in a couple weeks when we start to travel some for vacation.
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I boxed mine in.
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It made a huge improvement and I didn't even add insulation. Just an air gap. I made it so it won't be to hard to take apart, incase the doghouse needs to come off. Probably wouldn't work well though for the OP since you have a van cut away. Probably pretty tight on space already. As much as it helps, my feet while driving, still get hot.

So i'm hoping the hood scoop helps that.

20170511_175800 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

I'll let you know in a couple weeks when we start to travel some for vacation.
Did you change out your headlights? They look different from normal headlights.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:33 PM   #20
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Did you change out your headlights? They look different from normal headlights.
Yes, I changed them out to LED lights. I haven't had the bus out yet, but they seem really bright.
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They also have daytime running lights. This is just that, not the headlight.
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