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Old 04-27-2017, 12:09 AM   #1
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Has anyone used the Fatmat hood liner in a Thor 2017 22b e450 to reduce the noise and heat level?
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:32 AM   #2
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Not in the E450 but sure it would work, good product even if it is a little expensive.
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:49 AM   #3
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Not in the E450 but sure it would work, good product even if it is a little expensive.


Does your MH have the same type cover over the engine that the e450 has?
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:13 AM   #4
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Does your MH have the same type cover over the engine that the e450 has?
Are you asking about the doghouse on the inside?

Our Axis is on an E-350 frame and I used fatmat on the inside of the doghouse. Thor already had some there so I just doubled it up. Did a good job reducing some of the noise (I also put some under the "hood" which may not make a difference for you since you aren't sitting right on top of it).
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:13 PM   #5
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I haven't but I sure have considered doing something like that. Still may some day..... that E-450 V-10 is loud right there at my feet!
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:25 PM   #6
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One of the reasons for the 305 HP V10 rather than the 362 HP in the E series is heat especially around the firewall area. Might want to consider how adding a 1/2 to 3/4 inch piece of insulation to the inside of the doghouse may impact air flow around the engine.

If the issue is sound you might want to consider a thinner sound deadening material rather than a insulating material.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:58 PM   #7
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Are you asking about the doghouse on the inside?

Our Axis is on an E-350 frame and I used fatmat on the inside of the doghouse. Thor already had some there so I just doubled it up. Did a good job reducing some of the noise (I also put some under the "hood" which may not make a difference for you since you aren't sitting right on top of it).
That's on my project list this weekend!
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:02 PM   #8
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That's on my project list this weekend!
Sadly my project list this weekend includes disassembling the trim ring around the passenger window looking for a leak the factory service guys missed (and dewinterizing, and cleaning, and ..., and ... oh yeah and mow the lawn LOL).
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:38 PM   #9
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I would love to hear from anyone that has completed this successfully- I have some laying around from a project like that in my vette and would be simple to perform.
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:30 AM   #10
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Completed putting the fat mat in the doghouse of my MH. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, hope to soon.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:07 PM   #11
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Completed putting the fat mat in the doghouse of my MH. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, hope to soon.
I did too. Seems quieter but I have no objective measurement.
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