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Old 05-26-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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ACE 29.3 dog house cover

We just bought a 2016 ACE 29.3 which we like a lot but one thing bothered me from the first time we looked at it. The dog house is just a big piece of plastic. Thor took all the carpet out of the front of the ACE and now all you have is vinyl flooring and a big plastic dog house. I wonder if it would have been quieter if they had retained carpet in this area. Another thought. How long before the vinyl under the driver's feet shows signs of wear, in some cases extreme wear? Which is harder to replace... vinyl or carpet? Just a thought.
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Old 05-28-2016, 04:41 PM   #2
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Dog House Cover

I just viewed a video showing new features for 2017 and they mentioned the dog house cover and claim it is fiberglass. Maybe it is, but it looks like plastic to me. I am considering getting some kind of removable carpet for the driver and passenger area to minimize wear to the vinyl floor area in the future. What do you think?
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Old 05-28-2016, 05:53 PM   #3
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We have 2015 and have carpet, gets dirty pretty easily and a pain to clean. I considered taking mine out! Lol. I pulled my engine cover t see about putting sound deadening on the underside. I don't think the carpet really does much for that for what's it's worth.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:31 PM   #4
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Yup, but we have an idea

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We have 2015 and have carpet, gets dirty pretty easily and a pain to clean. I considered taking mine out! Lol. I pulled my engine cover t see about putting sound deadening on the underside. I don't think the carpet really does much for that for what's it's worth.
In as much as we are concerned with wear to the vinyl under the drivers feet, we are going to WalMart and purchase a couple small rugs with rubber backing that will not slide around. We figure we can take them and shake them out or throw them in a washing machine if they get too dirty. I hope it works, it seems like a very simple solution. I assume the noise problem likely is what it is and there is no simple solution. Thanks for your imput.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:42 PM   #5
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That is the best solution I think! I have thought about spraying the underside with foam insulation.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:47 PM   #6
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If you sound proof the dog house.....

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That is the best solution I think! I have thought about spraying the underside with foam insulation.
If you sound proof the dog house, please let us know what you used, what it cost, where you got it, and how it worked. I know when the engine is loafing along it is quite pleasant. When going up a hill you cannot hear yourself think.
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I used Dynamat on my Axis - seemed to work well and easy to install:

Amazon.com: Dynamat 11905 Hoodliner 32" x 54" x 3/4" Thick Self-Adhesive Sound Deadener: Automotive
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