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Old 09-28-2018, 10:01 PM   #11
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And it would be just as easy to breach that wood hatch if someone wanted to get in, so no added security.
That wood one in the picture shown on this thread, yes. Mine, no. I would build one that is more secure.

And I want my top hatch. Keeps the bus so much cooler, and I want to be able to pull into Burning Man and climb on the roof with a chair, cold drink, and doobie, to watch the freaks and weirdos without them getting a chance to touch me and turn me into a zombie or something....or maybe some chick wants to hang out the hatch waving at people topless as we drive through big cities. Had a chick do that in the back of my pickup driving through Atlanta in the early 1990s. I was 22...she was 17....thought I was going to jail for a while that night.....wild one she was....one of my best friends ever....till she got into meth....now she is dead from a heart attack....may she rest in peace. May that be a lesson to you kids!
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:53 PM   #12
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Holy hell, that last post was a ride in at least three interpretations of the word.

The ceiling fans look good. I like how somewhereinusa kept the hatch functionality.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:42 AM   #13
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I put mine in the small vent right above the doghouse up front, the vent leaked anyway and I figured the further up front I could get it would help with air circulation and the remaining 2 hatches in the living compartment I put 2'x2' lexan smoked domes in and so glad I did because they bring an a lot of light in when I want or just pop in a cover and its dark.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:05 AM   #14
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Hello has anyone found a nice way to install a fan in the the emergency exit hatch?
I removed the emergency hatch door - and cut a 1/2 plywood piece to fit over it (22" x 22") - with a 14" square in the middle - painted it with marine paint - screwed it to the emergency hatch frame - and attached the fan. It has worked great for over a year - and survived a Hurricane - so I think I will keep it.

I can't find a picture of it - but it is on my "The Biggie Bus" thread.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:56 PM   #15
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Actually; I was thinking I would simply buy a replacement hatch for the emergency exit, cut the 14 x 14 inch hole in that and mount one of those roof camper ductless ac units into that hole instead of risking the patent roof surface.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:08 AM   #16
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Actually; I was thinking I would simply buy a replacement hatch for the emergency exit, cut the 14 x 14 inch hole in that and mount one of those roof camper ductless ac units into that hole instead of risking the patent roof surface.
Unless it's different than all of the escape hatches I've seen, that hatch is just made of plastic. Not something you could mount an AC to.
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roof hatch

The roof ac units have a much larger foot print so the weight sits on the rest of the roof (or so it appears).

The 14 x 14 opening is for the duct / vent and passes power / thermostat wires, an for the cost of a replacement hatch I figured it was worth a try
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