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Old 07-10-2016, 10:27 AM   #11
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Having owned a 21 Escape, here is my perspective. I never used the Jack antenna as most cg have cable, so my next trailer will be tv ready, but no antenna upgrade. The MaxxFan upgrade to smoke lens and remote is nice, allows more natural light inside and you do not have to get out of bed to turn it on/off.
I would disagree that "most" campgrounds have cable. In my experience, most do not have cable, probably somewhere around one (1) in every five (5). But then, I don't watch TV that much. Wife is the TV watcher.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:29 AM   #12
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Amen to that Donna. Give me dark skies and a flashlight.
Absolutely! Heck, with no ambient light from streetlights, moonlight and starlight is often enough to guide me. Fortunately this is most of the provincial and forestry campgrounds around here.
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I would disagree that "most" campgrounds have cable. In my experience, most do not have cable, probably somewhere around one (1) in every five (5). But then, I don't watch TV that much. Wife is the TV watcher.
Think it's got more to do with the type of campgrounds you frequent. Jim hits KOA's and the like, full service CG's.
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Absolutely! Heck, with no ambient light from streetlights, moonlight and starlight is often enough to guide me. Fortunately this is most of the provincial and forestry campgrounds around here.
You start traveling with the fifth wheel you'll need a cover for the escape hatch too. I frequently need them on the loft side windows too.
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The smoke lens is actually darker than the stock translucent lens which seems to attract any available light and brings it inside.
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The smoke lens is actually darker than the stock translucent lens which seems to attract any available light and brings it inside.
Interesting you'd say that, consider you've said this:
"the smoke cover is cool because it lets a lot of light inside both in day and at night you can see the stars."

Here: Fantastic Fan vs MaxxAir

I can't see stars through my standard vent cover(s). And while the white may attract some light, I certainly can't see through it. I'm thinking about painting the underside with gray Fusion to further block the light.
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I have used ball covers for years. Keeps it dry and greased. Leave a rag somewhere and drape it over the cover to put it on/off.

I use white Teflon grease.
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I have used ball covers for years. Keeps it dry and greased. Leave a rag somewhere and drape it over the cover to put it on/off.

I use white Teflon grease.
Do the same Klem ! Pat
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I don't have the smoke vent cover on my trailer. I suppose it would depend on where the vent is located in relation to the bed. If you're a darkroom sleeper, you may find too much light coming in at night. I find the escape hatch over the top of my bed with the standard cover is often too bright. What's with these campgrounds that have street lights every 15 feet?
We sometimes find big street lamps that may be a problem in private campgrounds. Don't think of it and then find we are parked by one.

Out Maxx fan is too far forward of the head of the bed to see the stars or let in too much light at night.
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I don't have the smoke vent cover on my trailer. I suppose it would depend on where the vent is located in relation to the bed. If you're a darkroom sleeper, you may find too much light coming in at night. I find the escape hatch over the top of my bed with the standard cover is often too bright. What's with these campgrounds that have street lights every 15 feet?
I saw a hatch cover over a bed that had a velcro strip on the inside molding like a picture frame. The lady had a mating flat piece of blackout cloth with velcro to put there if it was too bright. She could pull it back a bit for ventilation if needed and just rip it off if she needed to get out.
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