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Old 03-14-2012, 02:00 PM   #43
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Vaughan and Bob, thanks for clarifying that. I assumed it was built like the automatic skylight I installed on a house years ago. Assumptions are dangerous things.

Next question—does anyone know how the new vent covers for FF's are attached to the roof? Will they be using two sided tape? I sent an e-mail to the company, so I may find out soon.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #44
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RJ, is this a barnyard smell or is it more like a medicinal one? Barnyard smells are generally gifts left behind by visitors in the insulation, a medicinal smell comes from the decomposition of the subfloor. The cleaning might be in vain if the barn yard smell is coming from the insulation or the medicinal smell is coming from the floor. These situations are very common and that is why us restorers are always trying to tear it down to the axles.
It's more of a barnyard smell. This trailer WAS actually stored in a barn for a year, so it could be that or it could be the gifts you mentioned. Hopefully it's the first one!

There aren't any signs of infestation anywhere that I've seen, even down in the belly pan under the water pump, which I know isn't a perfect measure.

For the subfloor, there aren't any leaks that I've been able to find, no soft floors, etc. Also, it's definitely not the moldy smell we got in the B190 when the window leaked and damaged the wooden frame of the bunk bed.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:23 AM   #45
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Don't those things cost about as much and an air conditioner? The best fan is a cheap fan like a couple pancake computer fans mounted in the OEM vents.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:40 AM   #46
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Don't those things cost about as much and an air conditioner? The best fan is a cheap fan like a couple pancake computer fans mounted in the OEM vents.

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$207.99 online, for the Model we have, 3 speed, reverse, with with rain sensor and thermostat. 14"x14" opening.

Our Classic has 5 onboard fans, AC, bathroom, two Fantastic Vent Fans, and stove vent.

Any more may be overkill.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:58 AM   #47
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Don't those things cost about as much and an air conditioner? The best fan is a cheap fan like a couple pancake computer fans mounted in the OEM vents.

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A fancy fan with all the bells and whistles is still a fraction of the cost of an air conditioner. You can get a basic fan for less than $200. My basic Maxxfans cost me $100 each on sale.

Have you tried this computer fan idea of yours?
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Any more may be overkill.

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I call it an emergency backup
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #49
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I call it an emergency backup

After I visit the "little room" the DW is usually found outdoors with Fado, so maybe there's no such thing as "overkill."


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Holy cow!
Love the forum: just post a question and 4 pages later the info is still coming!
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I was also wondering if a $200 fan is better than a $200 AC from Craiglist.
We were also thinking about the computer fans on the vents since we saw that in a 2007 Safari in the refrigerator vent.
Did you try it?
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where did you get the Maxxfans for $100.
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Here's a little tip: when I was at the Fantastic Vent factory having installation done, I asked what their views were about leaving the vent lid open and driving down the road. They said two interesting things. First, they told me that they have no problem with leaving the lid open - they test them to 120 mph, so normal highway speeds are no issue. And second, I asked about dust entry into the coach when driving on dirt / gravel roads. They specifically recommended having the vent lit open and the fan(s) on while going down the road, blowing IN. Their view is that this pressurizes the coach with "clean" air drawn in from up high, and thus helps keep dust from entering. I haven't had a chance to test this out ... if there is anyone else who has, I'd sure like to hear about it.
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Soundz bass akwards to me, but what do I know.

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