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Old 08-06-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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18 days camping and a new question!

We just got home from our first long camping trip / beercation...love Oregon ! Our weather was perfect the whole trip until our last night. We like to sleep with windows open and wouldn't you know it -rain in the middle of the night. The rain didn't wake us until Barry notice that his pillow was wet. Other than closing the windows does anyone know a tried and true solution to this problem.

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An optional opening window in the kitchen, it is awning style and can be left open in the rain, also opening the escape window, it too is an awning style and can be open in light rain.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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Try one of these.
Airxcel | Maxxair | Window/Maxx
they work great! Also a vent cover for added circulation.
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I find it does not take much of an opening in a window when the ceiling fan is on a lower speed to pull plenty of fresh air through. The fan is very quite at a low speed too.

Those covers Gary linked to look like an interesting idea for at least one of the windows over the bed.
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The only problem with them is you have to drill a hole into the window frame and then screw the cover, a plastic spacer support and try to keep putty on the screw to make it water tight, mine leaked in my EggCamper so I removed them and sealed the hole. I'm not too hot on drilling into those thermal-pane window frames. Maybe VHB tape is an alternative.
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Yeah, not too big on drilling the window frame, as the trailer is definitely going to last longer than the Window/Maxx louvers.

We have had the windows open a bit in the rain, and have never had water come in. I think the screen acts as a water barrier. Though if it was coming down sideways, it would definitely splash through then.

Someone needs to come up with some kind of window awning held on temporarily with something like suction cups.
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Yeah, not too big on drilling the window frame, as the trailer is definitely going to last longer than the Window/Maxx louvers.

We have had the windows open a bit in the rain, and have never had water come in. I think the screen acts as a water barrier. Though if it was coming down sideways, it would definitely splash through then.

Someone needs to come up with some kind of window awning held on temporarily with something like suction cups.
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Yep, they work great in the rain. In most cases the awning track that I installed above each window keeps rain off even without the awning, but the awning is RV canvas and sheds the rain nicely. They sure came in handy this summer with the hot sun in CA.
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Holy crap!!!
Somehow I completely missed that entire thread. Not sure what happened there.

That looks like a great idea, and fairly easy to make. Maybe a fiberglass rod (tentpole type) sewn into sleeves on the sides would give it some firm bracing. I was not even aware of this PVC type awning track. I like.
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That's a sign of getting near retirement and thinking about camping all the time syndrome.....
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Try one of these.
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they work great! Also a vent cover for added circulation.
GaryH, I see you are in Parksville, BC.
Where did you find these window vent covers? We've just been in the Okanagan the last three nights with thunder and lightening and a torrential downpour of rain. Rain poured in through the screen mesh on the windows. If the windows can't be flipped upside down so the opening is under the awning or ordered with the opening under the awning I would like to give these a try.These could have come in handy and they may be cheaper.
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GaryH, I see you are in Parksville, BC.
Where did you find these window vent covers? We've just been in the Okanagan the last three nights with thunder and lightening and a torrential downpour of rain. Rain poured in through the screen mesh on the windows. If the windows can't be flipped upside down so the opening is under the awning or ordered with the opening under the awning I would like to give these a try.These could have come in handy and they may be cheaper.
Hi, I got it at a local RV parts place. It happened to be a demo that they sold to me & they haven't restocked them. It does appear that for some reason, they aren't sold locally. I have a RV repair guy that will order anything in for me, so you could try that route. Or, you could order them directly from Maxxair, but watch out for the couriers "shipping/brokerage" charges. Better if they can use USPS & mail it. They do work great!! And, yes, i've often wondered why the awning doesn't extend completely over the side window!!
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