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Old 11-15-2004, 08:05 PM   #21
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I went to the store but couldn't find a board quite big enough, so I got the biggest one they had. Brought it home and put some feet on it (pieces of a big dowel I had in the garage), and fit it to the stovetop so the feet hold it in place nice and snug. Looks like it should keep some of the dust off, plus it just looks nice, and I can always use more workspace. Thanks for the idea.
Very nice Stef! Well done! Hope it works as well as it looks.

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Old 11-15-2004, 09:12 PM   #22
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:25 PM   #23
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No no, got to keep it clean for the tours
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:39 PM   #24
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Stefrobrts, That looks great! Beside gaining counter space it looks right at home on your stove top.
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:41 PM   #25
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The only hole not filled under my AS now is where the steps are. I don't know if the two slots where the step slides go into the body are open to the inside or sealed in a box. That's something I should check out.
Whoops!

What I really ment to say was seal the penetrations through the floor. Caulked from the inside.
Sealing the outside (Belly Pan) works to a point. The floor up is the most effective.

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Old 11-16-2004, 10:43 AM   #26
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Do you think the dust could be coming in from the AC unit while traveling?

Maybe something like this may help:

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Old 11-16-2004, 12:41 PM   #27
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No AC unit on ours, the window seals are new, and the floor is all caulked around the few places where drains pass through it (the water system is entirely above the floor in our trailer). I don't know where the dust could be getting in, except it is particularly grungy around the plastic wheelwells, so I would suspect that is a prime suspect. Still, both wheelwells are contained under cabinets, so how come when I take a trip I have to brush all that dust off the table and counters? You'd think it was a regular dust-storm in there while travelling! That's why I was wondering if it was insulation in the ceiling that was disintegrating and drifting through the cracks to cover everything in the trailer.
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Old 11-16-2004, 04:09 PM   #28
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so I would suspect that is a prime suspect.

steph

try pulling the wheels and spray the entire wheel well with aerosol undercoating, you may seal all of the seams and stop the dust.

the stuff is cheap, about 3 bucks a can. can't hurt to give it a try!

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Old 11-16-2004, 04:20 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, 06:45 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, 08:24 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, 07:02 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, 08:42 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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