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Old 06-29-2009, 11:22 PM   #51
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Re: Custom Mods for the Hokie Escspe

Amen!
Between the kids and the dog, I thought it was a goner on the first trip out. I'm thinking of getting some glitter spray paint and either playing Salvadore Dali or using stencils to prevent more episodes. While it looks nice, it is pretty much invisible at times. I thought of tape, but it is likely to get gummed up. The manufacturer sells replacement screens, but I haven't checked to see whether there are color options. However, since I'm sure it is a formidable task, I think appearance altering is preferable.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:05 PM   #52
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If you've never seen this modification, it can be a "life saver" on a warm day/night when it's raining! It's the MaxxWiindow by the same people that make the MaxxFan. Allows the MaxxFan to draw in fresh air without drawing in rain! Means you can leave a window cracked and the MaxxFan turning over the air while you travel as well, or when you have it parked out back. Little pricey ($49 at Camping World) but worth it when it's either fresh air or rain coming in your window!! And yes, it does require drilling some holes in the window frame for any who are drill shy. But, pretty easy and straight forward.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:47 PM   #53
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Re: Custom Mods for the Hokie Escspe

Hi Dan

Sure looks good on your trailer, I was looking for them up here in Canada
and found them $89.00 each.
This is one mod that might have to wait until we go south...
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:00 AM   #54
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Hello.
That looks like a great modification that solves the problems of having to close the windows when it rains and then having all that interior condensation. Do they stay on the windows all the time or can they easily be taken on and off? How does it affect the view from inside? Can you clean dust etc out from behind it easily?
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:27 AM   #55
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That looks like a great modification that solves the problems of having to close the windows when it rains and then having all that interior condensation. Do they stay on the windows all the time or can they easily be taken on and off? How does it affect the view from inside? Can you clean dust etc out from behind it easily?
Hi Cal. The MaxxWindow stays on all the time since it's screwed into the window frame on the outside. It has 2 rubber gaskets, one along the entire curved outer perimeter, and one that brushes against the window when you open it. There is a pin you install inside, which keeps you from "over opening" the window past the MaxxWindow unit. When that pin is removed, the window can open fully, the screen retracted, and you can get into the unit to clean it.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:52 AM   #56
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Re: Custom Mods for the Hokie Escspe

Hi: HokieEscape...Dan, Can you install one on the Egress (Fire Escape) window or only one side of the dinetteAlf
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:26 AM   #57
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Re: Custom Mods for the Hokie Escspe

heh Alf. No to the escape window! You couldn't open it since it's screwed into the window frame. I put one on the opposite dinette window, and am going to put a short one on the bedroom window, to get cross ventelation.
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:21 PM   #58
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My newest mod, full extention drawers for our cabinet.
Wasted space under the drawers? Nope, if you'll notice pic #2, Reace left just enough space for keeping TP, paper towels, shoes, etc, that you don't need to get to often. Jan says this probably triples our usable space. Not sure about that, but it sure will be easier to get to things : - ) Maybe Rease and Co will add this as an add on?
Can't wait to get on the trail!
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:57 PM   #59
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Very nice!
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #60
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Re: Custom Mods for the Hokie Escspe

That looks great, Dan. Is there a door on the taller set to keep them from opening on the go too?
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