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Old 07-03-2014, 11:19 PM   #21
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I tried using the fans when closing up for the first time this week. Wow! What a difference! The bunk end basically closed itself and sucking the the tent end perfectly.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:22 AM   #22
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You are significantly reducing the interior volume of the trailer when you close the bunks. If everything is closed, there is no place for the air from the bunk ends to escape since the tent ends are attached. So you have to compress the air which pressurizes the trailer. With that little extra air pressure inside it creates resistance when trying to close the bunks and its harder to push everything in when you close up. Whether you use the fans or open the door probably doesn't matter much - you just need to give that air someplace to go.

The reverse is true as well. When setting up the tent ends, it can be hard to do if everything is closed becasue you create lower air pressure inside.
I just tried closing up with both fans on high speed and the door closed...there is NO comparison to closing up with the door open. The tent ends were sucked into the trailer tightly and closing the bunk doors without any material even close to getting caught in the seals. Wow! Shutting the door and using the fans is the way to go no question about it.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:29 PM   #23
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Make that another vote for the fan trick being simply AWESOME! Last weekend when I closed up, windows were closed, turned both fans on medium closed the door and all by myself managed to close the bunk ends without my normal "fight" to get the canvas all tucked in....one simple "push/fluff" to clear fabric from the cable and the whole tent end sucked into the trailer and WELL AWAY from all door seals. What an AWESOME trick!

BTW - I also tried closing the mattress around the bar and wrapping the side snap straps around it, seemed to hold things in place much better. Also the bar is no longer touching the wood wall corner of the back bunk so no more "rub" at that point which should insure no damage to that corner.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #24
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Glad to hear the "fan trick" is working for everyone. Definitely makes it easier!
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #25
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The new Roos come standard with 2 Create-A-Breeze fans?! My 2010 only has one - in the bathroom.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:42 PM   #26
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Yes, perhaps that'd be a reason to get to the rally next month?
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:03 PM   #27
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X3 on the fan trick. I tried it yesterday and it worked great!


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Old 07-15-2014, 12:50 AM   #28
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All you people giving thumbs up on using the fan(s), can you tell us if you did this with just one fan or two? My 2013 only has the single fan in the bathroom....
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All you people giving thumbs up on using the fan(s), can you tell us if you did this with just one fan or two? My 2013 only has the single fan in the bathroom....
Should work OK with one fan as long as you have the newer style attached bunk ends.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:20 AM   #30
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I've done it with just one fan, but it works much better with both on.
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