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pbeverly

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Posted: 08/27/20 04:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have read somewhere that people will crack open their bathroom fan vent a little as they travel to keep the inside of the camper cooler. Any thoughts on this and putting the fan on low?


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Posted: 08/27/20 05:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Run ours in the 5th wheel to take some of the heat out while traveling. We also have the vent covers.


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with the vent open moving down the road should suck the hot air out, don,t think you need to turn it on. try it on a test run.

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If you have a later model TT like our Jayco the fans no longer have to be open as they vent differently. they are even rain proof because of the newer design.


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I wouldn't do it unless you have the secondary vent covers so you can open the vents in the rain. The standard vents are pretty flimsy and if they break while traveling in the rain, you can expect a mess upon arrival.

I don't see any harm in running the fan but the suction created by running at 60mph will likely make the fan pointless.


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I accidentally left bath vent open on a 6 hour trip. There is a vent cover. Upon arrival, there was a fine coating of dust all over the bathroom.
It’s now on our departure list to close all vents.


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GrandpaKip wrote:

I accidentally left bath vent open on a 6 hour trip. There is a vent cover. Upon arrival, there was a fine coating of dust all over the bathroom.
It’s now on our departure list to close all vents.

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^ has been our experience too, only I intentionally left the vents open because of forum recommendations.


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We have maxxair covers over our two vents and leave them open, fans off, when traveling. Cooler is a relative term. Maybe `not as stuffy' is better.


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We close all vents and windows apon departure.
Yes, trailer gets warm but fortunately our trailer came equipped with AC.??

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Have not had any of those fancy vent cover covers. Not actually certain of the purpose of a cover cover. Like wearing 2 pairs of underwear as an insurance policy?

I wouldn't worry about the integrity of the crank up vent cover if it's up while driving. Aside from old crusty brittle covers, that are one step away from breaking anyway, the typical vent covers don't get damaged by being left up in transit. At least not in the 20+ years I've been hauling trailers and campers around the country.


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