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Old 04-01-2016, 08:51 AM   #11
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Having been a kid in a bunk/coffin before, I bought a model with a bunk room. I've found that even with those little fans, its still always hot in those bunks. Fans do help a little... but its still not comfortable.

That is a HUGE reason we went with the 29QBS, the 3 bunks are in a separate room that has its own AC and heat duct.
When I was a kid, my bunk was above mom and dad's bed. I have many fond memories of breathing in the fresh late night or early morning air through my little window. I can still remember what my blanket smelled like.

Sorry, a little off topic there, but the discussion brought back memories. It could get a little stuffy up there at times, and we didn't bring fans. I'm hoping I can make my kid's bunk a little more user friendly. Our trailer has pretty big bunks (like double bed size?) so they're not quite a stuffy as the really small ones...
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:59 AM   #12
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No A/C ducts into the bunks is my one major gripe with our 26BH... It would not have taken a huge amount of cost/work to run a duct through the ceiling and down the corner of the bunks with air outlets in each bunk during construction - not something I would attempt to retrofit though...
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:26 AM   #13
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No A/C ducts into the bunks is my one major gripe with our 26BH... It would not have taken a huge amount of cost/work to run a duct through the ceiling and down the corner of the bunks with air outlets in each bunk during construction - not something I would attempt to retrofit though...
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That would be great. Put an adjustable baffle on a small vent in each bunk with a drop duct in the wall. And not all that expensive in production. I agree, a retrofit would be pretty difficult.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:55 AM   #14
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No A/C ducts into the bunks is my one major gripe with our 26BH... It would not have taken a huge amount of cost/work to run a duct through the ceiling and down the corner of the bunks with air outlets in each bunk during construction - not something I would attempt to retrofit though...
my 2016 26BH has an AC vent in the ceiling for the top bunk and it actually stays nice and cool up there!! However, the bottom bunk is the warm one, no AC vent and on top of the chill-n-store so extra heat. I just bought a fan at the store today that has 120v plug and mounts sideways to the wall. Luckily both bunks have two outlets, so I can plug it in and mount it to the wall in the bottom bunk and at least who ever sleeps down there will have air movement.
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my 2016 26BH has an AC vent in the ceiling for the top bunk and it actually stays nice and cool up there!! However, the bottom bunk is the warm one, no AC vent and on top of the chill-n-store so extra heat. I just bought a fan at the store today that has 120v plug and mounts sideways to the wall. Luckily both bunks have two outlets, so I can plug it in and mount it to the wall in the bottom bunk and at least who ever sleeps down there will have air movement.
Interesting - they must have half-way fixed it for 2016... any way you could pipe it down through to the bottom bunk with some ducting? maybe add a T and pipe down? just a thought...

I hear you on the chill-n-store - that is why we don't use it and I plan to make it removable so I can set it outside on a table and plug it in...
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My water heater is under the rear bunk. I never thought about whether that contributes to heat down there. I'll try to remember to check next time we're out. If there is any appreciable heat transfer, I might have to insulate that bunk platform.

No outlets in my bunks unfortunately. The closest I have is low on the half-wall that the ladder is mounted to; it works, but the cords have to be kind of long. That's why tapping into the 12V is so attractive; each bunk has a light mounted on the wall which creates easy access.

ETA: One of my original thoughts was to put a CPU fan in that little half-wall. I could cut a hole through that space and mount a fan pretty easily, but the power would become a problem because all I have there is 110. Those little fans typically operate off 12 volts. Also, DW is not too keen on me cutting holes in things; at least the cig lighter outlet would involve a SMALLER hole...
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:45 PM   #17
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I installed a fan on the wall above our bed We drilled holes in the wall and installed 2 screws and washers (washers were to make the screws more secure). We plugged it into a 120v .plug that was close and was actually for a bedroom TV. We bought the fan in home depot. Hope this helps.
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