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Old 07-23-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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New 2013 154BH and mosquitoes

I've found another Thread that mentions mosquitoes in other Jayco units.

Our family upgraded from tenting and moved into the line of luxury offered in a brand-new off-the-lot 2013 154BH. We were camping near Lake Superior and the mosquitoes were bad. When we woke up they were worse. My wife suspected they were coming in through the Microwave kitchen area. I suspected it was the Air Conditioner (which gives passage way to the Microwave).

The side mounted AC unit draws outside fresh air from the roof, and blows the heat out the side. The side looked impermeable. So I climbed on the roof. With a little bit of prying under the white cover, I could feel a screen of sorts. So I removed the 4 screws and the white cover. I've attached a picture of what's underneath.

That's only keeping out rabbits. So the big mosquitoes are on a weight-loss program so that they can invade our trailer through the AC unit.

I purchased a mosquito parka and duct-taped it to the vent and put the white cover back on. Ahh, bliss.

Besides the bugs. Maybe I should mention how the new camping experience was. We pulled the trailer with a 2002 Dodge Caravan SE. 3.3 liter engine. Weight-distribution hitch with friction bar for anti-sway. Pulled for 3000kms like a dream. The van has an extra transmission cooler and a transmission temperature gauge (cheap digital voltage meter that came with a thermocouple which I tied to the dip-stick). The hottest it got was 200F and that was not in the hills of Superior. It was in the plains of Manitoba with a brisk wind coming at us but 45deg off (not directly). Overall trip mileage: 60mph cost 15mpg.
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Great info thanks!
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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been wondering for 2 yrs what is under that cap...thanks for sharing, I think! now I am gonna have to pull it off and hope there isn't any paper wasp or mud daubers nest in there.. seriously, thanks for doing it and sharing...really good info!
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been wondering for 2 yrs what is under that cap...thanks for sharing, I think! now I am gonna have to pull it off and hope there isn't any paper wasp or mud daubers nest in there.. seriously, thanks for doing it and sharing...really good info!
I've had to chase / clean wasps and Mud Daubers out of the refrigerator vent several times.

Was the top vent cover cap screw off or pop off?
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I've had to chase / clean wasps and Mud Daubers out of the refrigerator vent several times.

Was the top vent cover cap screw off or pop off?
hey Tb...he states that he had too remove 4 screws, one at each corner.
has a good pixs in his post....

fridge vents...I took care of that issue by putting mesh screen in behind the vents...similar to what's shown in the pixs above..don't use fine mesh as it doesn't breathe/vent very well...we have mud dauber of both varieties...the pipe organ and the big gob adobes...paper type aren't so bad...but the mud is as hard as concrete..
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It screws off (4) and rusty I replaced mine withSST screws.
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Thanks everyone....I have caulk covering my (4) screw heads. Stainless steel sounds good.
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