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Submitted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 22:24
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Hi Guys, First post on the forum. I have read all the threads but nothing seems to answer my query. I am towing a jayco eagle outback to innamincka in may and wondering whether I should try and seal the vents and even run some gaffa tape around the pop top to try and prevent dust entry. Any thoughts on this please.
Also I have read the threads on back window damage and stone chips. I hadn't even thought about that but will take some preventative now, thanks!
Newdig
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Reply By: Member - Kimberly Kruiser (WA) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 22:41

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 22:41
Newdig

Have you tried post 21279 about dust ingress into vans/campers.

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Wal
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Reply By: pmacks - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 08:53

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 08:53
G'Day,
we tow a goldstream off road camper and have done dozens of out back trips with it and have got it to the point where it is almost dust proof.
1st thing we did, where the top meets the bottom we ran and extra seal around here that sticky backed sponge type about 5mm x 10mm and this worked a treat.
2nd thing we do is seal the door also works well.
3rd thing is ajust the latches acouple of turns on the lid to make the seal tighter.
I also think we are a bit lucky as the vents for the fridge on our camper are in front of the camper wheels so we get less dust in here than you would think.
opps almost forgot the other thing we did was to get under the camper and make sure that all the places where water pipes and the like enter the van are sealed as well and make sure you put the plug in the sink when travelling.
After all this we still get a little bit of dust in the van but not enough to worry about and a fair bit less than some others we have seen.
Hope this helps
pmacks
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 09:12

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 09:12
You can make a canvas cover that press studs on to block the vents in the door and the rear of the frig, not enough heat on 12v to worry anything and heaps fit them.
Don't forget to take them off before lighting the gas though
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Reply By: Member - Anni M (SA) - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 13:27

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 13:27
G'day,

First and foremost is that you have to learn to live with some dust. I don't think it is possible to make anything really dustproof. Rather than sealing vents, we tape Chux superwipes over them. We fold them so that they are several thicknesses and use gaffer tape to stick them on. We find that air still gets in, but the dust is mostly trapped by the Chux. Then you just change them when they are really dusty. Its cheap and effective.

Hope than helps
Anni
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Reply By: Member Eric - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 15:19

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 15:19
I am with Anni M on this one , chucks in a nice word for me over the vents , the other solution is a detailer

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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 15:51

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 15:51
saw a system in one of the mags where a 12v fan (thermo fan I think) was hooked up filtered through a dust filter the sort you would see on the holley 600 on top of a 350 chev the idea was to pressurise the camper trailer preventing the ingress of dust
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 06:28

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 06:28
We have had a couple of off road campers away with us and had this system and it worked well.

all the best
Eric
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Reply By: trendy - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:58

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 18:58
I have an offroad caravan, it has a small hatch on the roof which I pop up when on dirt roads to pressurise the van to prevent dust coming in. This seems to work well and have seen this principle in use for years on many types of vehicles. Admittadly the van is taller than the car so not sure if this would work on camper, try caravan repairer for their Idea on your setup
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Reply By: newdig - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:03

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:03
Thanks everyone for the advice. I have had plenty of experience beach, sand, snow but not outback and I want to try and make sure that I do all the right things.
We are taking some kayaks out with us to do a bit of paddling. Lakes are reportedly dry but river is navigable.
Thanks again.
Newdig
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