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Old 08-30-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Rear bunk air conditioning mod

Hi everyone, earlier this summer I finished my 15 year old daughter's favorite mod and I thought I share with the group.

We have a Roo 233s (3 bunks), and the rear bunk (which is my daughter's) doesn't get much air circulation. On hot days/nights, that bunk stays warm. This spring I bought PUGs (which are awesome) but the back bunk still gets warm because of no air flow. Fans help, but I wanted something better. So I creatively tapped off the AC vent and routed it back to her bunk. I wasn't sure how the ceiling vent would come off without breaking, but I worked a couple screw drivers around the edge and it popped right off. I found these items at Menards, total cost of 20 bucks. The connectors are dryer vent quick connect (bought 2), and the new ducting is dryer flex hose. I screwed one of the flanges to the ceiling vent holder. I can easily remove this and reinstall the factory ceiling vent. A couple bungees hold the hose up and using Velcro I attached the other end to the bunk fan. We've used it a few times this summer and it really kept that back bunk nice and cool! The quick connect flanges make it easy to remove it, and it's pretty compact when not in use.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:19 PM   #2
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That is a pretty clever solution !
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:47 AM   #3
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Sweet good job, who does the art work?
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:59 AM   #4
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Very nice idea!
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:50 AM   #5
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Nice, i imagined such a set up when i started looking at them. But have not had to use ac, but think might need to try that with the heat. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:13 AM   #6
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Just made these panels from infrasrop. White one side, otherside is reflective. Also had the thought of a insulating room darkening fabric ceiling, sew a pocket in it, run to around that outer u pole support, then attach the one side to the the bunk opening. Not sure i want pugs yet.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:32 PM   #7
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nice mod

What a great idea. Love the inventiveness of the folks here.

To Jaymemiller:
What is infrasrop? I like the idea of having white on one side. Did you Velcro it in place? Thanks
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:06 PM   #8
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Ifrastop got it off amazon, two 4 x 25' rolls, same as reflectix. Just put brown duct tape around the edges. Yes i just used velcro.
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jaymemiller,

That looks great! I would like to know, how flexible is the Infrastop stuff? was it hard to cut? Have you thought more about putting it on the top of the popout? (I apologize in advance for so many questions! )

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:51 PM   #10
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Flexible comes in rolls, cuts with scissors, i guess you could put it on top.
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