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Old 07-24-2015, 11:25 PM   #1177
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When New Lucy made camp tonight in Iola, Kansas, her interior temperature was 100 degrees. We got her air conditioner going and within about a half hour, she got to where it was bearable inside. Withing an hour and a half, it was comfortable. I think that her a/c did pretty good, considering how hot it was today.

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Old 07-26-2015, 11:20 PM   #1178
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got the screens from Amazon delivered today. so tomorrow i will see how well they fit over the heater exhaust and the water heater door. if they work, i'll post the part numbers. if they don't well it was only twenty bucks or so
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:59 PM   #1179
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looks like i clicked on the wrong screens when i placed the order. had to reorder so no report from me as yet.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:41 AM   #1180
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We are now in the second week of a three month adventure with New Lucy. Over the last week, three of New Lucy's directional air conditioning vents have fallen from the ceiling. On each occasion, we have found the vent on the floor after hitting some significant bumps on the highway.

I have just snapped them back in. Each time it was a different vent. If this continues, I will try to figure out a fix.

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Old 08-01-2015, 04:43 PM   #1181
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I have just snapped them back in. Each time it was a different vent. If this continues, I will try to figure out a fix.

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Velcro? Or some tape on the clips that fasten it to make them tighter?

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Old 08-02-2015, 12:44 AM   #1182
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Velcro? Or some tape on the clips that fasten it to make them tighter?

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Thanks Gene. If this problem persists, I'll give those a try.

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New Lucy had another vent cover pop out during yesterday's 350 mile run through Colorado into Wyoming. It was the one directly above the kitchen sink. We found it in the sink when we made camp last night.

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I should have asked to see your trailer the other day, but we were all needing to get back to our lives. Maybe I would have been able to come up with something to solve the problem. My latest idea is low tack adhesive. It comes in spray cans and might give the vent a bit more sticking power. Never having seen these vents, I can't think of anything else. A photo? Someone will have a good idea.

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I should have asked to see your trailer the other day, but we were all needing to get back to our lives. Maybe I would have been able to come up with something to solve the problem. My latest idea is low tack adhesive. It comes in spray cans and might give the vent a bit more sticking power. Never having seen these vents, I can't think of anything else. A photo? Someone will have a good idea.

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The problem is that the directional vents have 2 pieces so that they can be rotated and also adjusted for air flow. Since ours haven't fallen (yet), I can't tell how they are secured.

Here are pics showing a vent closed then opened while remaining in the same direction. You can see the inner ring on which it must rotate.
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Here is a photo of the other side of one of the new vents. There are eight little plastic clips that are supposed hold the vent to the ceiling.

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I like the look of those registers—in the Art Deco tradition.

The clips look like they fit by tension against some sort of ring. I would put some masking tape around a few of them and see if the additional tension will help. I'm not sure a low tack adhesive would work, but it might make it marginally stickier.

At least they are not falling on your head.

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I like the look of those registers—in the Art Deco tradition.

The clips look like they fit by tension against some sort of ring. I would put some masking tape around a few of them and see if the additional tension will help. I'm not sure a low tack adhesive would work, but it might make it marginally stickier.

At least they are not falling on your head.

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What I have done so far to attempt to correct this problem is to take a pair of needle nose pliers and very carefully bend out the locking clips. This semm to be working so far.

On one particular vent, I have added three small pieces of automotive trim two sided tape to the outer ring of the vent. We'll see how this all works when Lucy has another hard day on the road.

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As we sit here in Lucy in Wyoming in the rain, we are contemplating possible improvements to New Lucy. One of the things that we are considering is getting her a street side awning. We added the little back awning at Jackson Center this spring, and really like it.

We would like to get some feedback as to a street side awning's use and value. I think that it would cost us around $2000 to add this awning. Is it worth it?

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