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Old 05-17-2016, 06:37 AM   #201
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Stair vent

Is there a more efficient way to manage the heat that floods from the basement into the coach from the vent under the stairs? I'm sure the function is to keep the basement cooler with less humidity trapped but it's a bit much in the afternoon in the Florida Keys.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:46 AM   #202
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You could get a dish towel and some Velcro strips to make something removable


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Old 05-17-2016, 08:09 AM   #203
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Has anyone found the label (also reported to be there by owners manual as well) for where to cut the hole for the dryer vent?
I emailed Jayco directly regarding this. Here is their reply:

"Pertaining to the Washer and Dryer yes there should be a sticker to let dealership technicians know where to drill an exhaust hole. However, with the newness of your unit I cannot assist you in pinpointing this location. The W/D prep is for dealers to do this work for customers. If you were to do this yourself and happen to damage the structural integrity to the sidewall and it fails we would not be able to cover the warranty for that said wall as the work preformed was not done by a Jayco technician. This is setup up to protect both the customer and Jayco."

I also contacted my dealer's service department. They actually said, there is no sticker.

Since I have no idea where to cut the hole for the vent, and the threat of warranty non-coverage for that wall should I install myself, I guess I will have the dealer install the vent for me. I believe I'll do the rest of the W/D install to save some money. ($129/hr labor at my dealer).

I'll post an update once that's done.
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I'm thinking about something like that. I have already cut and installed foam insulation board into eat of my heater vents in the floor. To reduce warm air coming up from beneath the camper and to stop debris from getting into the vents. But know I'm wondering if by doing that I have hindered the HVAC because the AC is pushing air in, but I can't tell where it's going out. Other than the small intakes in the ceiling above the kitchen.
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:51 AM   #205
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Is there a more efficient way to manage the heat that floods from the basement into the coach from the vent under the stairs? I'm sure the function is to keep the basement cooler with less humidity trapped but it's a bit much in the afternoon in the Florida Keys.
Go back to post #127 in this thread. You will see where others have ordered and installed vents with controllable louvers as a means of managing air flows. This mod is still on my "to do" list....
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Since I have no idea where to cut the hole for the vent, and the threat of warranty non-coverage for that wall should I install myself, I guess I will have the dealer install the vent for me. I believe I'll do the rest of the W/D install to save some money.
You might try unscrewing the wood panels in that closet. That should reveal where the wall framing members are. Match that up with the vent location on the dryer itself, and make your cut! That's likely what they are going to do at the dealership, anyway...
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:39 PM   #207
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Just ordered the bug-screens that I needed for the water heater, furnace, and fridge vents. Had a hard time finding the 27.5" vents for the fridge, but finally found Camco RS-700's that are the correct length. Amazon Prime says that they will be here in two days!
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Looking forward to putting much of these ideas to work here in a couple weeks' time as we take delivery of our new Jayco 377! Looking forward to adding some ideas too once I get to turn some wrenches on her! As mentioned previously though, or near enough, all the great ideas will have come from my wife... Just ask her! LOL
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I actually just threw insulation board beneath. Has a great seal. I think I'm just gonna give in and take that vent down beneath the stairs and fit insulation board. Then monitor the equipment in that void monthly to see if it is being effected.
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:28 PM   #210
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Fire_instructor can you share the product names for those screens. I haven't had time to research those as I am just getting settled into the camper this week. Please, and thank you Sir.
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