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Old 11-16-2004, 05:20 PM   #29
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Lightbulb Other possible entry points for dust:

  • Bottom of door - ours doesn't have moulding there
  • Fan hood above the stove
  • Fridge vent
  • Furnace/heater vent
  • Skylight vent @ roof
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Old 11-16-2004, 07:45 PM   #30
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Dust Suck

Just had something very interesting happen about an hour ago.
I was outside reinstalling the water heater drain plug getting ready for the Mini-Rally, when Janet left the trailer and closed the door. When she did, a giant gust of wind which was caused by her closeing the door came out of a vent hole on the heater face plate. Checked it out and it is a big dust suck right into the trailer.
Check it out on yours, just have someone close the door while you have your head in the heater compartment.
I think I'll try and see if I can seal it up later.
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Old 11-16-2004, 09:24 PM   #31
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That's what I found where some of the road dirt get's in and water heater compartment. A appears to be a daunting task to really seal them well from the breezes. Since I have a empty battery box I think I'll put a 12 volt high volume muffin fan in there and use the rest of the battery box as a HEPA filter, keeping a positive pressure inside the AS while in tow. It will take a while to engineer and test but I'll post the results for everyone.
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Old 11-17-2004, 08:02 AM   #32
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legitimate tip from Fantastic Vent

Don't know if this would come in handy for anyone but here's a tip I received from the Fantastic Vent representative. On the dustiest roads put the vents on intake, the current created will force air out all those openings that would normally bring in dust clouds from the road. He said he knew of travelers to Alaska doing such a thing. Fact or fancy, hype or not, I wonder about the reality of it, but that's what I was told.
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Old 11-17-2004, 09:42 PM   #33
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Just a thought. Having just becoming up close and personal with the area beneath the fridge, let me tell you that is a nasty, dust collecting hole. What would keep that from bringing dust in?
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