Sealing a van from dust

Submitted: Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 19:48
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Hi folks,
I have a Jayco Swift off road camper and need to seal the external fridge vents from dust to prevent dust from entering the van and the back of the fridge.
This will only be required when on dirt roads and when operating the 3 way fridge on 12 volts..
Sealing the bottom vent is ok but with the top vent, do I seal the whole vent including the gas exhaust port or leave that part open?
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 20:09

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 20:09
I only use a compressor fridge not a three way, but to ensure adequate ventilation, the fridge is sealed where fitted at the front of the fridge, with the vents behind open to the exterior. Dust can get into the back of the fridge, but not into the caravan.

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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 21:07

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 21:07
It may be worthwhile to put a pressure vent in the roof, but it may not be as effective as in a full van or pop top as it may just scoop up dust laden air.

The idea of the pressure vent is to pressurise the interior and therefore blow air out through the various holes.
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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 21:56

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 21:56
i may be wrong, and usually are according to the wife but the vents in the van should be smaller or blocked off when using the pressure vent. this allows a pressure build up and stops dust entering. the fridge vents should not come into it.
cheers shane.
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Reply By: Baz & Pud (Tassie) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 23:13

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 23:13
Not saying its right, but have done it ourselves ( all be it with a van) and has worked OK, cut a bit of foam the size of the external vent and put it in while travelling on dusty roads, doesn't stop all the dust but does make a.
have a happy easter.

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Follow Up By: Baz & Pud (Tassie) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 23:15

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 23:15
BUGGER!!!!!! sorry, missed off the word .
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Follow Up By: Baz & Pud (Tassie) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 23:16

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 23:16
DIFFERENCE
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Reply By: Member - gertie (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 10:13

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 10:13
Hi --we have an off road van & travelled through the red dust often--my husband puts the filtering stuff that they put in airconditioners--put it in when going on such roads--works gr8--happt travelling
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