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Old 09-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #15
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Apparently Ken only travels in winter. If it is hot outside, our trailer is usually hotter than the outside. Medications don't like heat and some dry foods don't either, but I'm still not opening the vents.

A flow through ventilation system like cars and truck have would be bestóa filter would solve the dirt problem.

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Well, I didn't want to bring this up, but since you did, it might have something to do with the different insulation properties of our two trailers.
Mouse fur does wonders. See, I get cool just thinking about it.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #16
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Well, I didn't want to bring this up, but since you did, it might have something to do with the different insulation properties of our two trailers.
Mouse fur does wonders. See, I get cool just thinking about it.

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I know some mouse furistas have said it acts as insulation, but it is very thin and doesn't seem to have air spaces to act like insulation, so I think it is a myth. Of course if you put your body against fur it will feel warmer than aluminum, but that doesn't indicate it is good insulation. Of course, some people may like to rub up against the mouse fur, but they may have some cat genes. That would be fur out.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #17
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I know some mouse furistas have said it acts as insulation, but it is very thin and doesn't seem to have air spaces to act like insulation, so I think it is a myth.
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It works for mice. I never heard one complain about being cold.

Every time Daisy eats a mouse she says, "That was meowfully warming."

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What are we doing to this poor guy's thread?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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Is your roof white?

How about your trailer's?

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #20
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Is your roof white?

How about your trailer's?

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Ok you two. The last time you took a thread off topic it got split and deleted.


I crack my front and back when it's hot out. I like it the same temp as the outside. One because I go in it with the kids when we stop. And two the fridge already works hard enough when it's hot out, why make it work harder than it needs to.

I had my cracked about 2" open through the columbia river gorge with 25 mph+ cross winds and 30 mph+ head winds and they are still there and looking good. I keep them closed under 80 degrees outside temp.
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Windows closed, rear FF vent open ~1/2 inch, Maxxairs on both vents, white roof ...
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I have even thought about running the fan on the rear to draw air through the trailer. But have t yet. Fantastic fans h e to be open 3" us to work.
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I had my cracked about 2" open through the columbia river gorge with 25 mph+ cross winds and 30 mph+ head winds and they are still there and looking good. I keep them closed under 80 degrees outside temp.
I suspect that has to do with your trailer being constructed to 1968 manufacting standards. That was a good decade. My wife was constructed in the 60's also.

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Hi, I have the Maxxair vent covers, but still tow with the vents closed. My trailer is always cooler inside than outside when stopping to take a break. It will warm up if sitting in the hot Sun for a long time, but by then we are camped with the air conditioner on or open windows and vents. The mouse fur and vinyl headliner definately helps with the inside temps. Same with my small windows. My small windows can be opened while towing and won't break like the single large windows. I don't tow with my windows open either.
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Hi, I have the Maxxair vent covers, but still tow with the vents closed. My trailer is always cooler inside than outside when stopping to take a break. It will warm up if sitting in the hot Sun for a long time, but by then we are camped with the air conditioner on or open windows and vents. The mouse fur and vinyl headliner definately helps with the inside temps. Same with my small windows. My small windows can be opened while towing and won't break like the single large windows. I don't tow with my windows open either.
Do you make it to the southwest?? My trailer gets to be a sonar when driving in 100+ degree heat. I need some mouse fur in my trailer, Time to set the mouse traps in the barn darn cat keeps eating them though.
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I know I left the bathroom roof vent 'cracked' just an inch or so on my old SOB trailer, by the time I had driven down the interstate a few hundred miles, the wind buffeting had caused the lid to completely open. Tried a few different ways while traveling, and soon discovered, traveling with it closed was the only way to go. Didn't take that long to cool or heat the trailer once parked.
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Do you make it to the southwest?? My trailer gets to be a sonar when driving in 100+ degree heat. I need some mouse fur in my trailer, Time to set the mouse traps in the barn darn cat keeps eating them though.
Hi, I guess you can say that I live in the South West.
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Hi, I guess you can say that I live in the South West.
Ok mid southwest, Not California southwest. Although it does get really hot down there. When I went through Idaho a month ago it was 106. I think if I would have had the vents closed it would have been 120 in the trailer.

My new fresh water tank is under the trailer. It was warm enough to take a shower with. The heat off the road had it over 100 degrees.
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