dust control

Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 12:47
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gday.

I have a jayco outback swan and i was wandering what the best aproach for controling the dust from entering through the side vents would be. My fridge will be running in the van as we travel so i dont want to close in the vent because off the heat build up. Would opening the roof vent slightly create preasure in the van to help keep the dust out. Any hints would be apreciated.

trev
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Reply By: David16 - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 13:35

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 13:35
Hi Trev,

We had a swan and far as I was always aware you could not run the fridge whilst driving, the 3 way fridges need to be still and level. You could replace it with a compressor type like a 90 Lt Engel 12v/240v.

David
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Follow Up By: David16 - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 13:47

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 13:47
Just noticed there is a 90lt Engel on this site for sale, it should slot straight in! I have one in our Ultimate.
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Follow Up By: Trev&Ness B - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 13:55

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 13:55
Dont know about the swans in years past but ours will run from the cars bat whilst in travel. Might be something they have changed, we have travelled for 5-6 hrs and the fridge was nice and frosty when we stoped. We have the conection from the car to run it, working through the trailor plug. I know the fridge isnt conected to the bats in the van so the only way it can stay working is from the car, as there is a saftey switch that turns everthing off when you close it up.

trev
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Follow Up By: David16 - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 14:01

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 14:01
Fair enough, if it worked that's great, we had a 2010 JSO and were told not too, maybe on hwy it's ok but off road I would check.
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Follow Up By: Trev&Ness B - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 14:06

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 14:06
Yeh your probably right with the off road thing knowing what the rest off the camper is like. Ours is an 011 and the first 5 trips have been ruined by the piece off crap letting us down. Heres hoping the 6th will be different, they say they have fixed it.......
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Follow Up By: David16 - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 14:12

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 14:12
Replace it with an engel! We had our swan for only 3 months, too heavy too slow to set up/pack up and bedding got wet packing up in rain
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Follow Up By: Trev&Ness B - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 14:18

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 14:18
the fridge has never been the problem, sorry i wasnt to clear in my last post,my falt. The gas hasnt worked properly and it has been FIXED 4 times and last time the door fell off in my hands as i was folding it up. But your right about the set up and pack up , you soon get sick of it .
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Reply By: Macca44 - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 16:23

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 16:23
G day Trev&Ness

We Have 6 mt old Jayco outback hawk that find is very good , we run the fridge off the tow vehicle thru an anderson plug all the time when travelling . At easter time we went on some very dusty tracks , a lot dust got in thru the vents on the door and fridge. I plan to make covers to go the vents and disconnect the anderson plug to the vehicle when on real dusty roads . If the fridge cooled not opened it should ok for 4 -5 hrs . Hope this helps Regards Macca.
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Reply By: BrownyGU - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 17:57

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 17:57
Trev,

We have just finished a round oz trip in a Goldstream Storm, we tried different ways of closing vents on ours, eventually some heavy duty plastic with velcro stuck to the van and to the plastic proved best, as we could easily remove all panels when we pulled up for the night, we even used to cover the bottom fridge vent while travelling with fridge on 12 volt, the fridge was always cold and freezer still frozen, but to be honest on the seriously talcom powder like dusty roads, nothing kept all the dust out. Our storm was fitted with a positive pressure ventilation hatch on the top, I tried it twice in 50,000k and each time the dust was way worse than with the vent left closed, it seemed to suck the dust in somehow, I spoke to some caravanners who swore by there positive vent hatches, but I think because the normal height of a Caravan roof is higher than the folded down roof of our set ups, it kept it away from the dust more.

Cheers....Browny
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