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Old 03-23-2016, 12:13 PM   #61
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Another "enhancement" idea would be to create a fresh air vent near floor level that would kick on a fan run by the RV battery in the event of a power failure. Dogs could then sit next to it to keep cool and it would draw in cooler air from outside.
The Fan-Tastic Vent does essentially that and runs off RV battery even if not on shore power, and the control can be set to AUTO and thermostatically activated to pull in fresh air if the coach gets too warm. It's triggered off inside temperature, not power failure. However, it would be triggered if a power failure shut off the A/C and the temperature inside rises to the activation setting.

Fan-Tastic Vent's Retail 12 Volt Fans

Of course, to be fair, this will not cool the unit any more than it is "cool" outside. But it will keep the unit from cooking hotter than outside. For example, if it's 80 outside, the unit will not bake up to 100 in the hot sun; it would stay close to 80 inside if the fan is set right. If it's 100 out, it will be pulling in 100 degree air from outside once it's activated. That's why an alert would still be great to have.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:17 PM   #62
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I would definitely be interested in helping test out this kind of device. Although there are many similar products on the market or on DIY sites, having a simple, inexpensive one would be great and especially if it worked via a small iPhone app that could alert you and allow for a quick 15-second check whenever concerned. Thanks for advancing this!
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:46 PM   #63
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FYI, I'm getting 7 prototype units put together, hopefully this week. I'll reach out to interested parties and see who are the best fits for real world testing.

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Old 04-24-2016, 03:49 PM   #64
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Awesome. We're going on our 1st trip of the year with the puppy and we won't have electric so it'd be a great place to start ... hint, hint 😆
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:01 PM   #65
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Where we camp cell phone coverage is spotty. I hope we could help you test this unit.
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Still very interesred...
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I will help you on the beta end, great idea, just what us pet owners need

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I'm still very interested and if possible would like to test one.

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Old 05-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #69
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I would like to test this as I travel with my lab all the time.


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