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Old 01-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Strange 'Vent' in Subfloor

I'm in the process of renovating a '73 Overlader and have decided to remove the furnace and associated ducts completely.

When I was removing the heater ducts toward the rear of the AS, I noticed a small hole in the subfloor with a flexible metal exhaust pipe (similar to what you find on a clothes dryer) going down below the subfloor, with the top inside the heater duct.

What is this thing?

The only thing I can guess it that it's used to keep the holing tanks warm and avoid them freezing.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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Yes, and it also is a good way for the mice to get in. Airstream wanted to make it easy for our poor little friends. They also cut big holes for little vent and drain pipes for the same reason. You can't say Airstream is not for the environment!
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Yes, and it also is a good way for the mice to get in. Airstream wanted to make it easy for our poor little friends. They also cut big holes for little vent and drain pipes for the same reason. You can't say Airstream is not for the environment!
You know a mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a pencil right. To think one can keep a mouse out is so funny.
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The best way to mouseproof your Airstream is to move a cat into it. Just don't forget the litterbox...
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The best way to mouseproof your Airstream is to move a cat into it. Just don't forget the litterbox...
My experience is that a 5'11" rat snake works better than a cat. Of course, you can't litterbox train them, but they don't "go" much
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Thanks for the input everyone. I plan on filling the hole and I have a cat, so I think I've covered all my bases.
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