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Old 02-05-2015, 07:51 PM   #21
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Pretty brilliant mod for how simple it is...appreciate it.


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Old 02-05-2015, 08:30 PM   #22
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when using the PVC mod. Is the the PVC attached to the bunk frame by bolts/screws? Trying to see if you have to unbolt/unscrew to release the bunk door.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:57 PM   #23
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when using the PVC mod. Is the the PVC attached to the bunk frame by bolts/screws? Trying to see if you have to unbolt/unscrew to release the bunk door.
No, it just slides in over the seal opening from the side. The screws that hold the bunk end frame to the body keep the pvc from slipping off the edges. The only way to remove it is to slide it to the side straight out. If looking at the side, it cannot "turn" off of the edge. They are a bit of a pain to store when camping, but they do stay seem to stay in place when traveling. Others are doing the same thing with a slit garden hose, that way they are easier to store while camping. It does help to have a ladder or step stool to remove or install them.
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I have had a hybrid for 11 years. 2 different campers. Never a leak. I don't understand how a vent fan can suck in the heavy bunk fabric. Could someone post a photo of this garden hose idea? Just can't picture it! Thanks
Closing bunks using exhaust fans.

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Old 02-06-2015, 06:39 AM   #25
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Closing bunks using exhaust fans.

That was cool
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Thanks for all the info on closing bunks with vent fans and also adding the PVC across the top of the bunk. Looks like I'll be trying a few new things in spring! Never had a leak, but better safe then sorry!
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You are all welcome! Glad to help out. It's nice to "give back" information to members here on the forum. I know the forum has sure provided me with help and answers the last two years.
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:39 PM   #28
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Question for the PVC'ers: What did you use to cut the slot in the PVC? How did you keep it a straight cut?
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Question for the PVC'ers: What did you use to cut the slot in the PVC? How did you keep it a straight cut?
I snapped a couple of chalk lines along the entire length of pipe, then used a sharp marker to make dots every 1/2 inch or so over the chalk to keep the cut straight. I then used a cut off jig saw blade to make the cuts. Used about half of the blade so it wouldn't try to cut thru the other side. I did have some clean up to do with a rasp but wasn't difficult.

Dado39 was considering using a table saw run slow enough not to melt the pipe, unsure if he has done so yet. That may work better. I did have some clean up to do with a rasp but wasn't difficult.
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