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Old 03-20-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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I read alot of threads about appliance issues not starting ETC,,,ETC.. Just wanted to share this. First thing I did when I got my TT was get the proper sized bug screens for the Furnace exhaust,,,frige fresh air vents,,,and. water heater door screen vents. Eliminates ONE of the most common issues in camping. BUGS. You would not believe some of the places a stink bug can crawl in. If you do this make sure you pick the exact screen for the models of your appliances. They have very suttle differences. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:48 PM   #2
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Also, get yourself a dog's flea collar, and cut it into pieces, and place the pieces behind the covers for your Water Heater and Fridge. Helps repel any bugs that might get past the screens (a few do!). This was recommended by the dealer we bought our camper from. I installed all the screens and did the dog collar thing... NO BUGS where they shouldn't be last year! Can't argue with success!!


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One caution, if you put screens on the water heater and/or furnace and have issues with either appliance. Take them off BEFORE taking it in for service or talking pictures. Technically, applying screens voids the warranty (according to FR). Though unofficially the same FR person who stated this at a rally seminar said that they ARE a good idea.
For whatever reason, there is no issue using them on a propane fridge.
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One caution, if you put screens on the water heater and/or furnace and have issues with either appliance. Take them off BEFORE taking it in for service or talking pictures. Technically, applying screens voids the warranty (according to FR). Though unofficially the same FR person who stated this at a rally seminar said that they ARE a good idea.
For whatever reason, there is no issue using them on a propane fridge.

I've seen that before also...



But what could those screens possibly do to void the warranty? Certainly a mud dauber condo nest would cause much more damage than anything the screens could cause.
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I've seen that before also...



But what could those screens possibly do to void the warranty? Certainly a mud dauber condo nest would cause much more damage than anything the screens could cause.

My guess - lawyers. Probably applied because someone used window screen and degraded air flow resulting in some kind of legal proceedings.
Kind of like the power adapters for Dell laptops. They had problems with some people replacing the one supplied with the laptop causing exploding batteries. Now only an official dell charger will work - it has a pin in the center which is sensed by the laptop. No pin, no work!
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My guess - lawyers.

If we didn't have so many lawyers, we wouldn't need so many lawyers!


I've got 4 of them in my family... so I can say it
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. You would not believe some of the places a stink bug can crawl in.
I guessed right away you are from Delaware. Spot on about the stink bugs. I camped at Lums Pond in October and was still finding stink bugs in February.
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I guessed right away you are from Delaware. Spot on about the stink bugs. I camped at Lums Pond in October and was still finding stink bugs in February.
I only live 6 miles from Lums pond. Just can't seem to justify camping there. Even though now they have full hookups on all sites. Not sure about cable.
So how was your experience there?
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One caution, if you put screens on the water heater and/or furnace and have issues with either appliance. Take them off BEFORE taking it in for service or talking pictures. Technically, applying screens voids the warranty (according to FR). Though unofficially the same FR person who stated this at a rally seminar said that they ARE a good idea.
For whatever reason, there is no issue using them on a propane fridge.
FR would have problems if I just washed my trailer. Those Camco bug screens are sized big enough that they do not restrict air flow. They are specifically sized for the brands they are designed to help.
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you know that there are only 3 lawyer jokes in the world. The rest are true. Grin
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