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Old 03-10-2015, 07:45 AM   #101
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I think I'm going to add two Camco vent covers so that when its raining I can keep the vents open.


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Old 03-10-2015, 08:34 AM   #102
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never realized they were that cheap. heck yeah!
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:36 AM   #103
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I've found with RV parts that prices can vary wildly from vendor to vendor.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:24 PM   #104
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fyi, maybe not exactly the same as mine, they dont work very good, heat can only come and go from same end and they are not very good heat exchange

I have a plan to add "a roof" to each hatch that is basically a flat pc of sheet metal(alum) that extends about 8 in past plastic, that way I can keep hatches open for ventalation
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:24 PM   #105
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they make ones that have a round hole that faces down with a fan in them, I have witnessed these on race car trailers and they do work goo, just too much $$ for me right now
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:39 PM   #106
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I've found with RV parts that prices can vary wildly from vendor to vendor.
Yes, and they are all flimsy, poorly made, meant for part time, limited use.

Go residential stuff whenever you can. It's made for everyday use. Prices are better due to competition between manufactures.

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Old 03-10-2015, 06:42 PM   #107
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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?
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:48 PM   #108
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Would you be trying to bring outside air in from the rear vent and then have it travel to the front and get pulled out from the exhaust fan at the roof? I am just trying to understand. If you ran this setup while driving, I would be worried about rear exhaust and smoke getting in from the rear floor level vent.

My bus is a Crown and it came with factory installed passive round roof vents to help get rid of humidity and create an air exchange process. I beefed these two up by putting in 12 volt quiet fans in the vents. They can be operated by a switch on the dash.

Round vent opening behind the driver. There are two of these near the front of the bus. They are normally covered in a fine mesh grill work so they look nice in the headliner. This picture shows the round hole with the mesh off.



This is the same vent hole with the headliner removed and the 12 volt fan installed. This was before we had the roof cavity spray foamed and the headliner put back up.



The vents are covered by a little hood on the roof to allow air flow while still keeping out the rain. Unfortunately, I can't find any pictures of the front headliner area in its finished state, with the mesh grill put back up and the leather headliner covering. My next trip to the bus.

Bottom line, the more venting you have the better.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:38 PM   #109
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they make ones that have a round hole that faces down with a fan in them, I have witnessed these on race car trailers and they do work goo, just too much $$ for me right now
Yes, those are the ones I got for fifty apiece!
And will be putting one of these over each vent-
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:25 AM   #110
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Would you be trying to bring outside air in from the rear vent and then have it travel to the front and get pulled out from the exhaust fan at the roof? I am just trying to understand. If you ran this setup while driving, I would be worried about rear exhaust and smoke getting in from the rear floor level vent.
yes, thats what im thiking. agreed on the smog while driving, but would close the vent then. the idea is to pull the cooler air from underneath the bus, circulate it and at same time, expel the hot air from ceiling level. but, only while engine off!
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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, 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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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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