Keeping dust out of camper trailers

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 08:23
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Hi there, has anyone had any experience or got any good ideas about keeping dust out of camper trailers? I am making a hard floor camper with a lid that lifts to the side, so it can be relitively sealed well, except for the fridge and battery vents. My thoughts were to create a positive pressure in there some how and continually blow the dust out......but how do I obtain clean air at pressure simply?
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 08:27

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 08:27
Use an Air filter internally on the vents and fit ram head forward facing to force air into the sealed unit.

Hope that makes sense.

Cheers Kev
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 09:19

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 09:19
Good thinkin Kev.
That'll work. :)

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Follow Up By: Wilk0 - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 14:28

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 14:28
Hi Pamm,

I agree with Sir Kev, I tried this on my Cub and it worked to reduce it but didnt keep all the dust out.

No instead of shovelling the dust out I only have to sweep it out lol ; ).

I also replaced all the seals on the lid with automotive style seals.

I found it very hard to completely keep the dust out but now it has reduced to an acceptable level.

Cheers Wilko

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Reply By: Gronk - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 09:58

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 09:58
If you have made the trailer well, it should be sealed for the fridge , for an example, the KK campers have a small computer style fan that blows out thru a filter ( and obviously sucks thru one as well )..

As for the batteries, they are under the bed area and as such are not vented, and as they are AGM's, the inside area of the closed camper is a good enough "breathing" space ..
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Reply By: Member - Rodney B- Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:32

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:32
I thought of sealing and positive venting on my Castaway Camper but found that after fitting good flat rubber seals to the lid and Tailgate and a few patches of silicone around screw heads etc.. that no dust enters the trailer. Even on the Cape trip we remained dust free. I think positive venting creates its own problems. Air filters to clean, pipes to seal. Good seals seem easier.
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 13:32

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 13:32
Minimise the number of entry opportunities at the rear in particular as an area of negative pressure is created here when towing.
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