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Old 10-26-2014, 08:13 PM   #31
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... never sleep at a rest stop or parking lot or any strange area with one of your windows open.
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Your MaxxFan can cool you down.
I understand the reasons to keep the windows shut, but I don't understand how the roof fan can keep anything cool if there is nowhere for air to enter the trailer. An exhaust fan with no intake won't do much of anything. Are you counting on the stove vent or something?
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:30 PM   #32
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I understand the reasons to keep the windows shut, but I don't understand how the roof fan can keep anything cool if there is nowhere for air to enter the trailer. An exhaust fan with no intake won't do much of anything. Are you counting on the stove vent or something?
Actually it will suck the cold out of your refrigerator, at least with the 5 cu ft fridge. You have to crack at least one window if you are going to run the fan on exhaust.

I watched the refrigerator temperature climb from 34°F to over 50°F in a less than an hour with the trailer sealed shut & the fan running on full. Made the mistake of leaving the fan on automatic while driving. It wasn't running in the cool morning, but the trailer heated as I drove and the fan started & stepped up to full speed.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:34 PM   #33
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Actually it will suck the cold out of your refrigerator, at least with the 5 cu ft fridge. You have to crack at least one window if you are going to run the fan on exhaust.
Now that is interesting. If that is the case, then if you leave a vent or window cracked open when towing would the venturi effect draw cold air out of the fridge? I presume the cold air doesn't escape through the fridge door; how does it get out? If this does happen it might partially explain the problems some people have been having with their refrigerators.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:47 PM   #34
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Instead of opening a window why couldn't you crack open the bathroom ceiling vent to get some air circulation with the Maxxfan fan?
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:39 PM   #35
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Instead of opening a window why couldn't you crack open the bathroom ceiling vent to get some air circulation with the Maxxfan fan?
Interesting idea, which would maintain security, but I'm not sure how much it would help cooling. It certainly could strip some of the hottest air out of the trailer.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:47 AM   #36
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and put the MaxxFanfan on in not exhaust, also another reason to have the small bath window if you have the 19' with no bath fan.
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Now that is interesting. If that is the case, then if you leave a vent or window cracked open when towing would the venturi effect draw cold air out of the fridge? I presume the cold air doesn't escape through the fridge door; how does it get out? If this does happen it might partially explain the problems some people have been having with their refrigerators.
In my case, the cold air was coming out at the bottom edge of the door. I can only guess that the replacement air got into the refrigerator through the hole used to run the thermostat tube, but it could also have been leaking in through the door seal at the top or sides. When I shut off he fan, the temperature started to go back down, and I no longer felt cold air at the bottom.

Now back to security - If you put a motion detector outside light on your trailer, PLEASE include a way to turn it off, at least when you are in campgrounds. I camped in a site across the campground road from a trailer with one, and every time I stepped out of the trailer, it went off. Since I was trying to take some night time star photos, it was a real pain.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:49 AM   #38
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I am not understanding the reason to not have a window cracked when sleeping in a rest stop. I am even trying to visualize a situation that could be trouble, and only my wildest imagination could come up with something bad. Don't think it will be anything I would ever worry about.

Am I being too naive, and trustful of my fellow man?
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #39
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Now back to security - If you put a motion detector outside light on your trailer, PLEASE include a way to turn it off, at least when you are in campgrounds. I camped in a site across the campground road from a trailer with one, and every time I stepped out of the trailer, it went off. Since I was trying to take some night time star photos, it was a real pain.
I am in 100% agreement here. Heck, I would like to see less street lights in some campgrounds.

In regards to this security issue, and what to do or not, would the same things not apply to some campgrounds? If someone seriously wanted to break into RVs, a quiet campground setting would be easier for them to not be seen in, rather than an open, lit parking lot.
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To answer questions about the incident:

It happened at the Fallon, NV Walmart; I called the police and they arrested the person.
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