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Old 11-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
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My 19 ft is in its 3rd week of production. I just contacted Kim to add this option ( $225 )... ouch, but I was not aware of this option before. Really thought l had the build sheet down.
I agree with Donna... do not know where I will travel and what the temperature may be.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #22
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I too will have the added fan(s), but was also thinking of a way to shade the fridge area. (I have wayyyyy too much time on my hands!)

I was thinking of using a piece of shade cloth. Hemming all sides but leaving space for a rod (PVC) on the top, and openings on the sides for those fiberglass tent rods. The top rod would somehow attach to suction cups and the fibgerglass rods would bend outward away fron the shell. This would give decent shade but still allow for air flow.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:37 PM   #23
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On the 17B, you just open the awning to shade the fridge side.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #24
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One needs to be careful with add on awnings or non factory additions near vents, particularly if they are exhaust vents. The awning may hinder the effectiveness of the exhaust and cause overheating. In addition the exhaust may also be hot, in both scenarios a fire could result.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:44 PM   #25
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One needs to be careful with add on awnings or non factory additions near vents, particularly if they are exhaust vents. The awning may hinder the effectiveness of the exhaust and cause overheating.
I think this is a good point. I note that some models now use roof exhaust vents (maybe only the 21'), which should combine well with an awning, since the roof vent would be above the awning.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:46 PM   #26
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I can't imagine how the factory awning would block the fridge vent on my 17 or get hot enough to be an issue.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #27
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I think this is a good point. I note that some models now use roof exhaust vents (maybe only the 21'), which should combine well with an awning, since the roof vent would be above the awning.
Except the refrigerator is on the other side of the trailer on the 19', 21' and the new 5er.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #28
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I can't imagine how the factory awning would block the fridge vent on my 17 or get hot enough to be an issue.
It wouldn't. Jim was commenting on Vicki's idea of building an awning for the refrigerator vent.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #29
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Why is Stargeezer #5 post quoting $125 for option and Robertg quoting $225 in post #21? Are there two different options available on the fridge?
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Why is Stargeezer #5 post quoting $125 for option and Robertg quoting $225 in post #21? Are there two different options available on the fridge?
I have the option for $125. Robertg probably paid more because his trailer was almost done - 3rd week of production (assuming it wasn't a typo.)
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