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Old 05-06-2017, 09:22 AM   #1
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Cheaper alternative to "Hypervent"

I've always liked the idea of the Hypervent but it's really expensive for the amount of material needed. Hypervent is basically the same as stucco rainscreen or waterway drainage material used in home construction.

Here's an interesting source for similar material. One roll is 58" wide and 37 feet long. That's enough to do 4 trailers to include under the entire mattress and the side walls as well. Split four ways the cost would be about $42.50 each - instead of about $200 each for the hypervent. With the rally coming up, someone could pick up a single roll and split the cost with 3 other attendees who were interested......

https://demandproducts.com/OWA/Produ...58-180-sq-feet

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I've always liked the idea of the Hypervent but it's really expensive for the amount of material needed. Hypervent is basically the same as stucco rainscreen or waterway drainage material used in home construction.

Here's an interesting source for similar material. One roll is 58" wide and 37 feet long. That's enough to do 4 trailers to include under the entire mattress and the side walls as well. Split four ways the cost would be about $42.50 each - instead of about $200 each for the hypervent. With the rally coming up, someone could pick up a single roll and split the cost with 3 other attendees who were interested......

https://demandproducts.com/OWA/Produ...58-180-sq-feet


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Great idea. I'd be more than willing to buy in on this, but we couldn't bring one along. Here is another that has a fairly smooth top and bottom surface.http://www.keenebuilding.com/product...ainscreen-10mm
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This one is even less DMX 1-STEP 100 sq. ft. 3.67 ft. x 27 ft. 6 in. Unique Air Gap Underlayment Prevents Mold and Mildew-DMX 1-Step - The Home Depot
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:55 AM   #4
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If someone was planning on attending Osoyoos they could bring the other half and I'm sure someone would purchase?
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Great idea. I'd be more than willing to buy in on this, but we couldn't bring one along. Here is another that has a fairly smooth top and bottom surface.http://www.keenebuilding.com/product...ainscreen-10mm
I've seen that one, but it's not as coarse or rigid as the spun polymer ones, and may not be thick enough. So, I'm not sure it would be as effective.
This one looks to be more of a solid material with raised "pips". The idea of the Hypervent is that it's very rigid but very porous. Again, not sure this one would be as effective.

The waterway material or stucco rainscreen also has the water resistant fabric backing on the one side - just like the Hypervent does.

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I've always liked the idea of the Hypervent but it's really expensive for the amount of material needed. Hypervent is basically the same as stucco rainscreen or waterway drainage material used in home construction.

Here's an interesting source for similar material. One roll is 58" wide and 37 feet long. That's enough to do 4 trailers to include under the entire mattress and the side walls as well. Split four ways the cost would be about $42.50 each - instead of about $200 each for the hypervent. With the rally coming up, someone could pick up a single roll and split the cost with 3 other attendees who were interested......

https://demandproducts.com/OWA/Produ...58-180-sq-feet

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I would like to buy in on a roll but our truck will be full until after we pick up and head to the rally. A fifth of the roll is enough for our 5.0TA (won't do the sides) but willing to take more to make it work. Thanks for the info.
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Robert - did you ever buy some of this and try it?
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I bought this, just as good as Hypermesh and cheaper plus they offer 5% off to new customers
https://www.mattressinsider.com/matt...revention.html
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:44 AM   #9
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Robert - did you ever buy some of this and try it?
No, never did. The link Jim just posted looks like a suitable product though.
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I bought this, just as good as Hypermesh and cheaper plus they offer 5% off to new customers
https://www.mattressinsider.com/matt...revention.html
Thanks Jim - Looks to be about the same price as the Hypervent brand.
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Moisture under mattresses

After 15 years of living and cruising on a sailboat and 8 years of traveling in our Escape 19 we have never had a mildew problem...each morning we place an object of your choice far enough under the mattress to lift it up about a foot in the center...this provides enough circulation to dry out moisture and allow fresh air to the underside. Sometimes only a couple hours in this position works fine, or on a wet and cold day we leave it up most of the day...this has always worked well for us.
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Thanks Jim - Looks to be about the same price as the Hypervent brand.
I thought Hypermesh was no longer available or only available from overseas and they charged shipping, this company has free shipping and 5% off if you mention Escape.....
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:41 PM   #13
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I thought Hypermesh was no longer available or only available from overseas and they charged shipping, this company has free shipping and 5% off if you mention Escape.....
DryMesh is what I had in our 17 that no longer seems to be available in the US anymore. I liked it because it was softer and less prone to scratching things under and around it than any of the others.
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I bought this, just as good as Hypermesh and cheaper plus they offer 5% off to new customers
https://www.mattressinsider.com/matt...revention.html
We are using this and it seems to be working well. It comes 39 wide. A 19 needs 10 linear feet. Cut it in half and place the pieces side by side.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:28 PM   #15
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I bought this, just as good as Hypermesh and cheaper plus they offer 5% off to new customers
https://www.mattressinsider.com/matt...revention.html

I just ordered this as well... I believe it is exactly the same material as Hypervent. Use coupon code RVLOVE for 10% discount.
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I bought enough to do my queen bed in my 19 which was sold before I did the install, now I'm going to have some excess from the double bed to use under the dinette in the 21. I was also planning on installing reflectix first and then the mesh.
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Jim - How much did you order for your 21'? I need to figure out the amount to place some under the dinette cushions as well.
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I just checked, 16 feet- was my order total for 2 x 8' rows 39" wide for the queen bed in the 19 Escape. I ordered a little extra for the sides of the bed 96"x74" was my area, free shipping. So I'll have some left over. I believe you can get a 5-10% discount if you mention Escape or my name, not sure which, but they send me emails stating such.
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I bought enough to do my queen bed in my 19 which was sold before I did the install, now I'm going to have some excess from the double bed to use under the dinette in the 21. I was also planning on installing reflectix first and then the mesh.
Yes, I have my roll of Reflectix ready to go as well.
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I bought enough to do my queen bed in my 19 which was sold before I did the install, now I'm going to have some excess from the double bed to use under the dinette in the 21. I was also planning on installing reflectix first and then the mesh.
Jim, some specifics on how you will be installing reflectix, and your reasons for using it please. Many thanks.
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