Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2015, 12:44 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Cedar Park
Posts: 88
Insect Screens

Howdy -

We have a new 2015 Jay Flight 32BHDS and want to install mud dauber screens on:
(1) fridge vent
(2) water heater
(3) furnace exhaust

Our dealer said the furnace exhaust screen wasn't yet available for our model TT since it is a different setup for the 2015 Jayflights. Also, the dealer was doing inventory when we took possession so we weren't able to purchase the other screens for fridge and water heater.

QUESTIONS:
(1) What brand (and part numbers if known) of screens do folks recommend for these three items for the Jayflight and where can they be purchased?
(2) Any other items need protection from bugs/birds (e.g., rear bumper end caps, etc.)?

NOTE: We also have the enclosed underbelly so from what I can tell at a quick glance it looks to be pretty well closed off from critters.

Many thanks,
Dave
__________________

__________________
2015 Jay Flight 32 BHDS (Elite, Technology, Thermal pkgs, 50-amp)
1999 Ford F-250 7.3L Powerstroke 4x4 Lariat Crew Cab SRW 3.73
6.0L Upgraded Transmission Cooler
Autometer Gauges (EGT, Trans & Water temp, Boost)
K&N Cold Air Intake;
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Exhaust
Curt Class IV Receiver Hitch
Prodigy P3 Brake Controller; ProPride 3P Hitch 1400#
dsmith3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 12:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
BigJohnD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Florien, LA
Posts: 1,709
I don't have part numbers, but most times, I make some out of aluminum or fiberglass screen material, depending on application. I've made the side wall fridge vent screens by hot glueing my own screens to the inner side. Other things to consider putting screens over which might sound odd to some, are the roof fridge vent, and the sewer vents. I haven't done either on our Jayco, and from the looks of the sewer vents I probably won't since they aren't as easy to remove as our last ones. But, I did have the daubers get in my sewer vent and buzz around on our last motorhome. Annoying knowing you can't get him out of their, but the last thing you want is them building a nest in one. The fridge vent on the roof has a screen, but it's not enough to keep wasps or daubers out. The holes are too big. We went over the existing one with aluminum screen and resecured the top. On the bumper, camping world and other RV places sell the bumper caps just for this purpose.

As for brand, do a search for Camco. They make one for almost anything.
__________________

__________________
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-9 / Little John-6 / Iva-2
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat FX4, CC LB PSD, DRW
2015 Jayco Jay Flight 28BHBE (#8)
BigJohnD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 02:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
troutslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NW AR (God's Country)
Posts: 1,852
Our owners manual says that screens should not be placed over the refrigerator vents. So, we put pet flea collars in the furnace and hot water compartments to repel mud daubers. I've used these for the last three years and so far no wasps or mud daubers. They do need to be changed every year and not placed close to the heat sources.
__________________
Skip

2012 Eagle Super Lite HT 26.5RKS
2005 GMC 2500 SLT HD D/A
troutslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 03:16 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
oldmanAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: AZ
Posts: 7,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by troutslayer View Post
Our owners manual says that screens should not be placed over the refrigerator vents. So, we put pet flea collars in the furnace and hot water compartments to repel mud daubers. I've used these for the last three years and so far no wasps or mud daubers. They do need to be changed every year and not placed close to the heat sources.
Awesome idea! I'm going to skip the screens and use these on our new trailer.
__________________
Sherm & Terry w/rescues Eydie (min Schnauzer) Steve RIP (std Poodle)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Camped: 102 nights '15, 90 nights '16, 70 nights '17 so far)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.
oldmanAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2015, 10:16 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri City, The Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,011
Last spring I had several bird nests appear under the slide toppers while in storage. It's amazing how fast they get built. I bought several "whirly-gigs" and attached them to each end of the topper roller. Seemed to help and I will use them again this spring.
I can't help you with the screen #'s but I have them on the 3 vents you mention. I've heard about the flea collar solution but have not tried it.
__________________
Cheers,
T_

2013 F-350 CC SB 2WD 6.7PS
2013 Eagle Premier 351 RLTS
-SOLD- 2012 X23B
-SOLD- 2003 Ford Expedition 5.4, Bilstein shocks
RedHorse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2015, 10:28 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
fmichaels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: pottsgrove
Posts: 191
Camco seems to have a screen for every application and some for generic use (based on the size/shape of the exhaust/opening). I installed camco screens on all my exhausts and openings this summer using the provided springs and RTV to seal the edges. So far I am very happy with the install and feel secure I won't have intruders.
__________________
2013 23B
2001 Tahoe
Sold 2005 Fleetwood Allegiance
Sold 1999 Durango
fmichaels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 10:37 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 1,261
You would think TTs would come from the factory with these already installed, expecially on the furnace.
exjay1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 01:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Iraqvet05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,115
I opted to put Camco screen covers on all openings when we took delivery of our TT. A few years ago we had a moth find its way into the furnace ignition tube on our home furnace where it died. That dead moth (apparently they are attracted to the sulfur smell in natural gas) cost me an $85 service charge. To me, the screens are cheap insurance but just make sure to check them once or twice a season for obstructions. I also found the screens were much cheaper on Amazon but the dealer installed ours free at the time we purchased them.
__________________
2013 26BH w/ 4 plain rims and some rust
2001 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 gasser
Black Bear programmed ECM
Iraqvet05 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 06:08 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Hitch Pin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 464
Quote:
Originally Posted by exjay1 View Post
You would think TTs would come from the factory with these already installed, expecially on the furnace.
Then they couldn't sale it to you as a extra. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
__________________
2015 Jay Flight 23 RB
2014 Silverado LT 1500 with a 5.3 V8 Ecotec3
Hitch Pin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 06:12 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Hitch Pin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 464
I put the screens on every thing but the refrigerator. Our owners manual says that screens should not be placed over the refrigerator vents.
__________________

__________________
2015 Jay Flight 23 RB
2014 Silverado LT 1500 with a 5.3 V8 Ecotec3
Hitch Pin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.