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Old 06-11-2015, 10:41 PM   #1
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Ventilation in between camping trips.

Went out to the a-frame today and the interior temp was 104 degrees. I usually leave it popped up and don't have a garage or shed over the camper. I would like to leave a side window and top vent open for some airflow, but I can't decide how to keep rain out of both openings. I suppose I could install a Maxxair cover over the top vent and just remove it for travel, but that seems a bit of a pain. Still don't know what to do about the side window? Maybe some type of louvered vent propped in the opening...don't know. Anyone else had this issue and solved it?
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:36 AM   #2
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I like the idea of a Maxxair cover. Since it would not be used during travel, I think you would not even need to install it, just rest it on top of the vent, or maybe use a small amount of Velcro for stability in wind.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:44 AM   #3
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I am not familiar with your trailer but way would you need to remove the maxxair vent before travel. Why don't you permanently install it.
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Why don't you permanently install it.
The way A-frames roofs and fans work the Maxx Air cover will need to be installed backwards to the direction of travel. The Maxx Air probably wouldn't stay on long while towing the trailer....
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:05 AM   #5
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Right, can't leave it on for travel and can't install it backwards for stationary use. Seems like a problem with an easy fix, but I have not figured it out yet. Velcro might work, but could come off in high winds. Still no idea what to do about the side window.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:57 PM   #6
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Still no idea what to do about the side window.
For the small window, on the door side, at the end of the bed, here is one idea I have seen. Put Velcro at the top and sides of the opening. Then use any waterproof fabric. Velcroed directly at the top but with a triangular support (wooden or otherwise) on the sides to keep it off the screen. It should keep it open enough for convective air flow.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:15 AM   #7
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I cobbled together three aluminum gable vents to fit in the window frame tracks with the window and screen holding the fourth side. Not very pretty but should keep out rain while letting in plenty of air. Thanks for all your input.

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For the small window, on the door side, at the end of the bed, here is one idea I have seen. Put Velcro at the top and sides of the opening. Then use any waterproof fabric. Velcroed directly at the top but with a triangular support (wooden or otherwise) on the sides to keep it off the screen. It should keep it open enough for convective air flow.
Thanks, this worked well and I now have ventilation on both sides.
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Thanks, this worked well and I now have ventilation on both sides.
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