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Old 03-11-2015, 08:30 AM   #111
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Yeah here in the south we need airflow. These two vents I bought will be very appreciated.
When the roof hatches were on, I'd open them up and it helped keep it cool in there immensely.
It was 90 degrees yesterday at the height of the heat. I got a sunburn on my baldness, and took a dip in the pool after 8 hours of grueling tree work. Two NY strips and several beers later I finally recovered.
The heat can get really insane here. Yes, these vents are a needed item. Been watching for a deal and waiting to pounce!
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:04 AM   #112
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:51 PM   #113
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so, im thinking about a vent at floor level/rear of bus, and an exhaust fan at roof level/front of bus. what do yall say?
Most of our buses have a front defroster or blower for the windshield. I will be using that as my incoming air with a vent at the top rear of the bus. This way even traveling down the road, your not trying to overcome the air pressures at road speed.

The vent for the hot air needs to be at the highest point of the ceiling in the bus. This is why I lifted my roof 23 inches. Now the tops of the windows are just above my head height. This ensures that the hot air build up in the curved ceiling will not come down into the living space without escaping out the windows. Makes for good ventilation.

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Do you have a thread we can share ideas without highjacking other threads?

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Old 03-11-2015, 07:12 PM   #114
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no, i dont. guess i didnt realize it was a hijack.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:16 PM   #115
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No, I dont. Guess I didn't realize it was a hijack.
The word "hijack" was just a generalization term. It probably wasn't this time.

I'm more interested in keeping the info organized is all.

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Old 03-11-2015, 08:05 PM   #116
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So excited to finally have some progress with the tax, tag, and title. Should be getting that all beck very soon.

Will be getting tires and a new air bag for the curb side rear pretty soon too.

I can't wait to get out on the highway with it again.

I also recently put in a fresh twenty gallons of fuel. Was getting low from all the drives around the countryside.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:59 AM   #117
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good to hear, I hope to actually work on mine Sunday
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:20 AM   #118
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Yesterday was like christmas here!
I finally got over to Rural King to use my gift card from my mum.
Picked up a five gallon jug of house brand 15w40, a two speed oscillating dash fan, some trailer lights for another project, and a pair of RK logo mudflaps for the front. Still shopping for the Yosemite Sam rear MF's.

Oh- and my Fantastic Vents came in. Very nice. One even was a higher model than advertised and has the reverse feature. These came complete with garnish which I didn't think was included.
Great seller. Gonna watch her auctions from now on.

These are the mudflaps, only I got the shorter models for the front-
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:24 PM   #119
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Food for (mudflap) thought --- I don't know how your underbelly arrangement will wind up, but...if you have tanks or storage boxes right in front of your rear wheels...consider flaps in front of those tires as well. Stole the idea from an old-timer who when asked about them said he got tired of all the mud & crud that built up op top of his fuel & poo tanks. Seemed like a reasonable idea so I installed them on my rig. My fuel tanks sending unit is right where the tires would sling the aforementioned crud. But if you go this route, note that some form of retention is necessary to keep the flaps from being blown back and rubbing against the tires. I attached some light cable via a stout spring to keep them off the tires.

Just a thought.
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My fan came in the other day too. Looks good. I figured I would hook it up to some 12 volt this week just to make sure it works. I didn't look to see if it reversed or not.

If i remember right, my dt466 takes almost 7 gallons. You might need couple more.
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