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Old 05-22-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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Do yourself a favor- replace emergency hatches with RV fans

It's all in the title. It took me 2 hours and $200 to remove my exit hatches, patch them with steel panels, and cut open and install my Maxxpower RV fans.

My emergency exits have always leaked and before I could figure out a solution, my front hatch frame ripped in half. Now I have two fans, front and back, that have 10 speeds and can do intake and outtake.
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:51 PM   #2
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It's all in the title. It took me 2 hours and $200 to remove my exit hatches, patch them with steel panels, and cut open and install my Maxxpower RV fans.

My emergency exits have always leaked and before I could figure out a solution, my front hatch frame ripped in half. Now I have two fans, front and back, that have 10 speeds and can do intake and outtake.
I try to suggest that folks do this, too.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:42 PM   #3
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Can you use them as emergency exits still?
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Can you use them as emergency exits still?
There ARE some that can be used as exits, but I'm not worried about retaining them too much. Buses didn't even have them when I was a kid.
I still have three doors and four windows that are exits.
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Yeah, not that great of an idea then. Think about a bus laying on its side and people trying to get out. I wouldnt give up my roof hatches for that but to each his own.

We did all these scenarios as school bus shop, pretty gnarly once it gets real.
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Is it out of line to have a floor hatch? Maybe no good if you've got a basement.
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Yeah, not that great of an idea then. Think about a bus laying on its side and people trying to get out. I wouldnt give up my roof hatches for that but to each his own.

We did all these scenarios as school bus shop, pretty gnarly once it gets real.
Well, you gotta crack some eggs to make that omelette man. Different strokes for different folks. NO ONE will be riding in the rear of the vehicle. I'll have a dedicated cab. Bus shouldn't be flipping while parked so shouldn't miss the leaky, chintzy roof hatches one iota.
How many RV's have roof exits? Our not-too-old 30' class A doesn't.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:30 PM   #8
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Anyone want to sell me their roof hatches? I'm in need of at keast one, and likely two for my 1999 BB.
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I have one from a 1998 Bluebird TC2000. I'm in MI. Free if someone wants to pick it up. I'm too busy to ship it.

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I too would love an emergency hatch if anyone wants to PM me and I could send over a UPS sticker or something.
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