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dazzla13

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After a few trips in my 2012 490 i find it nearly inconceivable that the roof is not insulated. I have taken the fabric off and used Sicaflex to stick Aircell to the roof to help stop the condensation build up. I have also put it on the back of the pantry door and under the pantry shelf to help insulate my food. BUT for the price i should not have to be doing this!!!! I didn't think i would need to check something so standard on it as an insulated roof when i bought it. With the amount of small things i have had to fix and change on my camper e.g internal door lock installed wrong, replace cheap 12v plugs that have already corroded from the sun and weather after 2 years, internal fan stopped working already, wiring just shoved anywhere out of sight and fixing door seals that didn't seal they have a long way to go. I hope the new models come with this as standard and a bit better quality control Conqueror!!!
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filbee56

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From memory, and I'm happy to stand corrected, but I remember that when viewing the Conqueror for the first time in 2014 (Queanbeyan 4x4), the sales person mentioned that they were now insulating the roof to prevent condensation. So, it's a good chance that that is the case with yours.

We take delivery of a UEV-490 Evolution in a months time (ex-demo from Conqueror Newcastle) and that was one of the things I looked for.  I'll be going over it with a fine tooth comb. Having said that, it has been a demo for 6 months and all electrics work okay, it just hasn't been 'driven'.

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dazzla13

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You will enjoy it Filbee56. Don't get me wrong i still love it. And they are under new management so that might help but i do feel that there are ALOT of small mods you need to make that should be thought of from the start

A way of lifting the stairs up from the inside so you can close the door
A way of securing the kitchen door when it is open
a way of securing the front hatches when they are open
Insulation!!!
a way of securing the table leg to the ground (if you have kids you will find this out the hard way like we did by dinner ending up on the floor)
lights on the outside and in the pantry

All small things but they all start to add up on a camper that is now $80,000 brand new i think. The complete campsite has all of this and more for the same price but only sleeps 2 so was no good for us

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comjero

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Regarding the insulation in the roof, I ended up putting my own in (late 2014 commander) was about to install closed cell foam but it was xmas at the time and the company was shut so after a quick google search and a phone call I went with 25 mm polystyrene with aluminium foil on both faces can`t remember exact cost but it was less than $50 for 2 x sheet 2400x1200mm? and its made a massive difference both with heat and noise I also did the floor right through with that interlocking foam mat from Bunnings I think that's also helped and is much nicer to walk on.
Condensation for us was more of a problem under the mattress so I went to `Road Tech Marine` and purchased an aero mesh underlay and at $200 there not cheap but I must admit it has reduced the condensation by at least 95% + and my wife is very happy so that's all that matters.
I also agree after spending up big to buy what should be a product that needs almost nothing you still need to put your hand into your pocket for things that should be standard, but I love it, it the same type of feeling I had with my past landrovers.
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dazzla13

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I had not thought of doing under the bed comjero thats a good idea. Im about to head of to Karijini NP which is still 35deg days and 20deg nights at the moment. It will be a good test to see if the Aircell does anything. I was thinking if it needs a bit more just unzipping one end of the fabric roof and putting the white house bats in there the non fiberglass ones.
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