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Old 04-11-2016, 05:36 PM   #729
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Great subject guys since I've been thinking about how to keep the door partially opened to keep some air circulating. While dry camping I usually leave the upper vent door opened. In order to not mark up the side of the trailer I cut a short piece of clear vinyl tubing sliced it up the middle and attach it to the latch and remove it store it in the lower door wire harness. Now the entrance door. I read that the first 3 25 FB model trailers had the entrance door hinged opposite of how they are hinged now. Brian uploaded a picture of a latch that you could buy from Airstream and it kept the door partially opened. I thought it was a great solution to my problem. I can't seem to find the picture though. I'll try looking for it so I can post it here.
Thanks Subfan1. I like the vinyl tubing idea to protect the skin. I use the foam in the door hinge to keep open a bit more, but this option is subject to winds and it would be nice to be able open fan door all the way up and latch the door opened as designed. The AS door should keep all in place. I'm thinking that even with the door latched open and the resulting limited flow with the fan door up all the way, it all should still contribute to cooling effeciency.

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Old 04-11-2016, 05:37 PM   #730
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Great subject guys since I've been thinking about how to keep the door partially opened to keep some air circulating. While dry camping I usually leave the upper vent door opened. In order to not mark up the side of the trailer I cut a short piece of clear vinyl tubing sliced it up the middle and attach it to the latch and remove it store it in the lower door wire harness. Now the entrance door. I read that the first 3 25 FB model trailers had the entrance door hinged opposite of how they are hinged now. Brian uploaded a picture of a latch that you could buy from Airstream and it kept the door partially opened. I thought it was a great solution to my problem. I can't seem to find the picture though. I'll try looking for it so I can post it here.
Thanks Subfan1. I like the vinyl tubing idea to protect the skin. I use the foam in the door hinge to keep open a bit more, but this option is subject to winds and it would be nice to be able open fan door all the way up and latch the door opened as designed. The AS door should keep all in place. I'm thinking that even with the door latched open and the resulting limited flow with the fan door up all the way, it all should still contribute to cooling efficiency.

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Old 04-11-2016, 05:44 PM   #731
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Sounds good Bob.

Update on the wheel well gaps showing plywood sub-floor -- yup, same deal in four spots -- interior face of wheel well on top of frame -- front and back corners on both curb and street sides -- some worse than others.



Will use WEST epoxy to seal the plywood as best as I can working upside down against gravity. Apply epoxy liberally and immediately cover with duct tape as tight as possible. Let harden.

Remove duct tape, mask off 4 small areas to be sprayed with can of spray bed liner (just got it at the auto parts store), and consider taking trailer to shop for entire wheel well to get bed liner, including the gaps between the wheel well sheet metal and the trailer's frame, as identified by subfan1 (which I also have here and there, inconsistently you will be surprised to know . . . sorry . . . can't help myself . . . )

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Old 04-11-2016, 07:35 PM   #732
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Peter would it be better to use blue painters tape rather than duck tape? I know the painters tape won't stick to almost anything.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:45 PM   #733
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The blue tape tears too easily. I want to tug on the tape to get it as tight to the recessed opening as possible. Duct tape is good for this plus will stick to sheet metal and frame easily. Once the epoxy hardens, a little tape residue won't defeat the adhesion of the bed liner, I think . . . hope . . .
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:17 PM   #734
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Good luck. If you could take pictures of the wheel well post spray, I'd appreciate it. I think I'm doing this too.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:37 PM   #735
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Will do, however the areas of spray will be limited because I don't want to have to take the tires off right now, as would have to be done if a shop sprays bed liner inside the entire wheel well. Just want to eliminate plywood edge grain being exposed to road water.
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Oh OK, I was thinking of removing the tires when I do ours. Maybe I'll take the pictures. If anyone is interested?
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:56 PM   #737
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Makes sense to do the entire wheel well, especially given that the interior of the trailer should be quieter going down the road!

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:51 PM   #738
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Holy Moly, Not looking for more work but this is an open door got more extensive work. I think I'll swing by for an eval and will bring the camera.

Time to be proactive.

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Old 04-12-2016, 02:10 AM   #739
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Of course, Bob, I guess one could leave the duct tape in place, eh, and end up with
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Let us know what you find on your unit . . .
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Of course, Bob, I guess one could leave the duct tape in place, eh, and end up with
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Let us know what you find on your unit . . .


https://www.duckbrand.com/products/duck-tape/colors


what else would one expect...green, yellow and of course tie dye


and I just noticed...glow in the dark

also available in shelf paper for the RV

will do on the eval

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Not sure if you're ready for this one!

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