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Old 07-17-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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110 in the shade

While continuing this never ending resto in the Texas heat I wondered what most do for coach ventlation while towing in unbearable summer heat.I will eventually install my 2 fantastic fans but doesn't seem like a good idea to travel with these open.Trailey will be insulated with prodex,but would like to keep my stuff from melting.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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I travel with my fantastic fans about 4 inches open in hot weather. I haven't noticed any problems at all.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:43 PM   #3
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We live in Tucson and most of our travel is in the SW. We do nothing other than open it up when we arrive at our destination. We towed today from Tucson to Silver City, NM. When we left Tucson at around 0830 it was 93, arrived in the mountains and enjoyed mid-60s. We even saw water falling from the sky, they call it rain : o Ahhhhhh

We store our AS outside in the elements so I'm sure interior temps reach 115 at this time of year.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:45 PM   #4
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Thanks Rodney.Really liked your travel and wildlife pics.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #5
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I'm sure many of us have forgotten to close a fan at some time and I don't recall reading that any have blown off. Nonetheless, I am afraid to open them even an inch. I've thought about opening the bathroom and shower vents.

Cars and trucks have ventilation systems, but trailers don't. Yesterday when it was 94˚ outside, the trailer temp was 102˚. No need to cook food in the oven, it's already done.

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Thank you! Glad you like them.
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Nonetheless, I am afraid to open them even an inch.
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Dont forget these vents can take pretty high winds when fully deployed and they do fine. Also, I am willing to bet that the aerodynamics of the AS leave the vents in something of an eddy and they dont get the hit you might think. I wouldnt go with them wide open, but I run with them open just enough for the thermostat to operate the fan in back while underway in temps above 80. So far so good. I also want to say (dont quote) that someone reported asking the FF factory about it and they said it was OK to run with them open
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Judy is onto something. When you move down the highway, the wind passing over the trailer quickly cools the trailer to about the ambient air temperature. It's when you stop that the temps inside skyrockets.
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I installed 2 manual fantastic fans in the bathroom and the salon since on a previous unit I put the more expensive ones in with rain sensors (which didn't always sense that it was raining). I covered them with the newer large Fantastic Vents so I keep mine open while traveling and during storage. BTW, my wife says putting one in the bathroom to replace the dinky one that comes in it was a great idea!
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:48 PM   #10
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I'm to old for this much fun...

Still polishing....every day I hope you will stop by here so I have a reason to stop this "fun." I use that 5 foot shop fan, blowing full force. Fantastic Fan.....?

Lets have Rodney post some snow field or ice storm pictures and play some "Mystic Moods" rain storm music.
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Dont forget these vents can take pretty high winds when fully deployed and they do fine.
Logic may not work in this instance (as in many others).

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