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Old 09-04-2012, 04:40 PM   #43
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Don't do a half *** (that word was way) job, bubble wrap the whole trailer.

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The only reason the dogs weren't on the roof is because when they get sick, the puke runs down on the windows.
Hummm! that way it will stay cool and be protected.. a reflective bubble condom for your AS. (thats awesome) I will design it right after the witch WD hitch..
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #44
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You've gotta be freakin kidding me. And they probably vote and reproduce as well. The wife back there is one thing but the dogs?? No way
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #45
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I installed three new Maxxair Deluxe Vent fans in my 34 footer. These are longer than the 14" square hole and lay down flat against the top of the trailer, but when you open them, the air exhausts out the bottom of the raised vent. Maxxair says you can leave them open in the rain and not have to worry about closing them, as well as tow with them open.

I did tow with them open. They worked fine. I am very happy with them. But, they are especially made for this treatment.

My original Hammond fan's vent cover was accidentally left open and it blew off along I-95 somewhere.

Make sure your vent is rated for the behavior you give it!

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #46
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vents open

Maxxair vents will allow you to tow with them open for sure, just don't do it on a dusty roads or you will spend the next few hours cleaning up inside, one vent open ok, two vents open, very large silver vacuum cleaner!
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:59 PM   #47
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I recall (decades ago now, ha!) one of the ways to travel the unpaved portions of the Al-CAN highway was to properly ventilate the trailer so that the "vacuum" of a closed trailer would not pull in all the dust. A furnace filter was used at both positions to keep the dust at bay. (See posts by Andy/Inland RV on building a rock guard: same as what I read way back when [1960's].

The pneumatic tankers I pull are all required to keep the main tank vent open when empty and underway for this reason. Pressure builds on the interior relative to the friction of air on the exterior while going down the road. Closed vents/windows or not, there will be air exchange.

Controlling that will be of concern in some areas more than others (high humidity and dust, etc, not just ambient air temps).

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #48
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Don't do a half *** (that word was way) job, bubble wrap the whole trailer.

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And I still got rock dings in my trailer. Even got a spider crack on my front window's rock guard.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:16 AM   #49
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And I still got rock dings in my trailer. Even got a spider crack on my front window's rock guard.
Wow, I didn't know there were spiders big enough to crack a window rock guard.
A long time ago we got a grouse dent in the front of our truck camper. That might have cracked a window rock guard.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:34 AM   #50
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Wow, I didn't know there were spiders big enough to crack a window rock guard.
A long time ago we got a grouse dent in the front of our truck camper. That might have cracked a window rock guard.

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Hi, spider crack in rock shield. [inside red circle]
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #51
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I've got one of those too. Spiders in the west are really big and nasty.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #52
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Spider crack

The mosquitoes are so big here that they will go right through a window,
ok maybe not that big, but just one bite and you can pass out from blood loss.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #53
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One of the nice little features of the Eddie Bauer is that there are a couple of vents that are designed to be left open while moving. One is in the ceiling of the bedroom area and the other is in the back on the driver's side just at about floor level. The if you open both of them you can basically get air circulating through the trailer. I guess this was incase you put something smelly inside and wanted to vent while driving?

In any even, the low rear vent works great when used (as a stop) with the front Fantastic Fan.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:14 AM   #54
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drawing in dust

I have had great success keeping my trailer cool by leaving my front and rear Fantastic Fans open with the rear on exhaust while driving on road. (I have Maxx Air 2 vent covers). Well yesterday I drove 15 miles down a dirt road kicking up massive dust. I could see that the front vent was not seeing any of the dust so I thought it was OK. I did not think that there would be a negative air pressure inside the trailer. It sucked massive dust in from underneath. Inside cabinets, behind drawers, under water heater you can see the dust piled in there. I had caulked and sealed every hole and gap under the trailer I could find, but it still got in in a very bad way. Lesson learned!
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:42 AM   #55
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One of the nice little features of the Eddie Bauer is that there are a couple of vents that are designed to be left open while moving. One is in the ceiling of the bedroom area and the other is in the back on the driver's side just at about floor level. The if you open both of them you can basically get air circulating through the trailer. I guess this was incase you put something smelly inside and wanted to vent while driving?

In any even, the low rear vent works great when used (as a stop) with the front Fantastic Fan.
...but the perforated holes are so large that they allow bugs inside ... why didn't AS provide screening ?
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:13 PM   #56
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We crack out Fantastic Fan open during the summer. The trailer is much cooler after a day on the road.

This is a screen shot from the FF web site, saying it is OK, and touting the lifetime warranty on the dome:
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