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Old 04-24-2014, 07:11 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone! Looks like making my own will be the plan following btrippy's idea. Time to warm up the old hot glue gun...
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:54 AM   #12
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I have not had any luck either, will probably end up make homemade from scrap screen material.
I recently bought 2 of these (expensive, ouch) Amazon.com: Camco 42149 Flying Insect Screen - RS 600 - 3 Pack: Automotive
with the intent of cutting them down, but they are so well made, my wire cutters will not work!!
Also having trouble with the furnace vent, at least got the water heater covered!! On edit, those mentioned in the above post #7 are the same I got from Amazon, too large.
I put those on our Casita, but only the bottom vents. I did have to cut them to fit. I used tin snips left over from my sheet metal days. Have not done anything on the Escape yet, but plan to.

I wanted to put a cover over the LP furnace outlet. The spare I had from the double outlet style (Casita again) did not seem to fit. What is anyone using there?
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:02 AM   #13
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Hi: DeadEyeDan... I found some sheet metal round eave vents at our local building supply store, that fit in the exhaust vent nice and snug!!! Alf
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Old 04-26-2014, 03:20 PM   #14
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My mud dauber screens. I used very light 1/8th screen glued and wired on the refrigerator vent & hot water heater door. Furnace screen was purchased from an online RV parts store.
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:27 PM   #15
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I still wonder if these screens contribute to the problem of the fridge not cooling enough, so that the Texas Fan needs to be installed. Any correlation in your experience?
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:07 PM   #16
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Glen...during some of the times when I was trying to get and keep my refrigerator cool, I had the screened vent door completely off with no or very little improvement in performance. This was with the "Texas Fan" running. From that experience, my conclusion was that the screen I installed had no ill effect on the problem of the my refrigerator not cooling. Conditions as I remember: Central Oklahoma, shaded camp area, ambient temp 96/85 F
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:46 PM   #17
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Dave,

I have the same furnace vent as you, but it appears that you've added something extra at the rolled metal edge that mates with the side of the trailer.

I was thinking of doing similar because im worried about the thing moving about as we travel and scratching the gel coat. What did you use? Weatherstripping of some sort?

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Old 04-27-2014, 08:14 AM   #18
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Hi Nathan,
I carefully ran a strip of 3M rubber tape around the contact edge. And then trimmed it up to improve the appearance. This tape is normally used for insulating electric motor leads and can be purchased at big box or electrical supply stores. I too was concerned with the furnace vent screen rubbing fiberglass due to road vibration.
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:29 PM   #19
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Hi David,
How do you get the furnace screen to stay put? By some adhesive tape? I thought they may just snap on, but the screen appears to be a bit larger than the vent. (At least to my eyes.)
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It looks like the screen is held on by two springs connected between it and the furnace grid. You can see them if you expand the photo to max.
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