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Old 06-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #995
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Scott, do you think you need 3 power vents? I'm getting ready to do a Safari and I think one power vent is enough. Please advise.

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:30 AM   #996
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Scott, do you think you need 3 power vents? I'm getting ready to do a Safari and I think one power vent is enough. Please advise.

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Technically I don’t have and answer, but with 3 fans going it cools very fast, no dead spaces of heat. We sold the old hehr vents that fully paid for the 3 power vent from Vintage Trailer Supplies, and on the outside still keeping that old vintage look.


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Old 06-16-2012, 09:08 AM   #997
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Not sure I understand the logic behind three, but for two, there has been lots of mention of turning one fan to exhaust and the other to intake, with the result that there is significant airflow through the length of the trailer.

No? Otherwise, what's the point of being able to reverse the fan's airflow?
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As per the FF literature, you should draw the air from a cool place, the shaded side of the trailer. Having one in and one out, I would think that drawing air from the roof, off the heated aluminum, though providing flow, would not necessarily be cool.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #999
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Not sure I understand the logic behind three, but for two, there has been lots of mention of turning one fan to exhaust and the other to intake, with the result that there is significant airflow through the length of the trailer.

No? Otherwise, what's the point of being able to reverse the fan's airflow?
I would be doubtful of the fans being able to create much of a positive pressure inside the trailer with the intake setting, and thus the driving forces for heat exchange would be no different from having a window or two open to draw air in, with the exception of temperature differences. From that perspective, I would only put one on intake if it is in fact cooler on the roof.

Just in general I actually think pulling draft from a window would be better, because it encourages good mixing of the air, while pulling from one vent and out another could allow for a shortcut air current to not even disturb certain lower parts of the trailer.

Man, now I really want to install some fans in ours. That was supposed to be a later upgrade with the solar....
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:58 PM   #1000
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Technically I don’t have and answer, but with 3 fans going it cools very fast, no dead spaces of heat. We sold the old hehr vents that fully paid for the 3 power vent from Vintage Trailer Supplies, and on the outside still keeping that old vintage look.
Yep, I have the VTS version of the Fantastic Fan and Vent in Safari #1 (but it will be another year before that one is on the road). I did use both my power vents in the Sovereign last week in Albuquerque, because it was very warm, but at night they froze me. I think I'm going to go for one and put it in the furthest aft vent opening (so it won't pull any bathroom vapors the length of the trailer). I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to cover over the middle vent or just install a passive one there.

I always use the Fantastic Fan on "out." I find the "in/out" switch basically useless.

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #1001
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Finally found the perfect step, with going with a straight axle that raised the trailer about 3”, (and very happy that I did) plus having no step to begin with, found the perfect step. Can have both arms filled with stuff and have no problem getting up or down without using the grap handle, the step is rated for 800lbs.

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That's a very fancy step, sir! Where do you store it when not in use?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #1003
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That's a very fancy step, sir! Where do you store it when not in use?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #1004
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Ah touché. I guess that makes sense given how much taller yours is. Since mine is a lowrider and I am tall and long limbed, I only got a step for ease in campgrounds for others, but I still want to be able to get in without pulling it out every time. So I naturally and naively assumed you were doing the same and storing it.

I've gotten a heavy steel generic one for now, but I'm looking for ideas to make a custom one.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:31 AM   #1005
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That step is perfect on your Safari. Most RV steps are just a single platform that is too low after you put on a new Axle.That is an actual step! That second step platform gets you up higher. No more giant leap to get into the trailer. I think I'm gonna buy one because I have been looking for a solution also.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #1006
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Almost done with the mock-up design stage, big change's will come to a end and will get more detailed. Designed the dinette cushions today, the brown tape represent the back cushions. The dinette will turn into a 54"x 72" bed. The back of the dinette will be a shoe rack for 10 pairs.

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I know you're way past this & finished with your sweet trailer! I have a question about your design of the table/bed. Did you double up the 3/4" plywood on the seats so the table sits flush with the seats? That's what the picture looks like on this post that I quoted. It makes sense to me. I've looked at the David Winnick book & he has the table set on top of the benches, which would leave a 3/4" bump in the bed. I'm not sure if one would notice that under 4-5" of foam, but I'm wondering if that's what you did. Obviously, I'm working on my dinette! Thanks for all your great ideas!!!
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Hi Toastie,

I know you're way past this & finished with your sweet trailer! I have a question about your design of the table/bed. Did you double up the 3/4" plywood on the seats so the table sits flush with the seats? That's what the picture looks like on this post that I quoted. It makes sense to me. I've looked at the David Winnick book & he has the table set on top of the benches, which would leave a 3/4" bump in the bed. I'm not sure if one would notice that under 4-5" of foam, but I'm wondering if that's what you did. Obviously, I'm working on my dinette! Thanks for all your great ideas!!!
Thanks Becky

You can see that the bottom of table I added 1" x 3" for table top support and also to lock in the table in when making the bed, to keep it from sliding off. Then the back of the seat folds down to make everything flush, added 3/8” plywood behind the part that folds down..............hope this helps

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Aaaahhhh! Makes perfect sense now! That's a great idea to fold down the back for a flush bed. I have the kind of table hardware for one that attaches to the wall & the leg flips up. But I'm sure it could work in basically the same way. Now a few more things for the brain to work out! Thanks again, Toastie!
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