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Old 07-21-2015, 11:02 AM   #11
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Welcome! Also the rear bumper caps are a good place for bees. Nothin' like pullin' the sewer hose out, and finding a bunch of mad ones!
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:53 PM   #12
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Hello everyone this will be our second year camping. We bought a 2015 Jayco Jayfeather last fall. I'm trying everywhere to find the screen cover for our Atwood furnace. it has a raised square section instead of the round I normally see. I'll share a photo. We covered the water heater already. Do we need to cover the fridge vent as well? We typically have an issue with mud wasps trying to get in our attic so I know they will be interested in the camper. Can't seem to figure out how to post a photo.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:00 PM   #13
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Atwood furnace cover

Hello it looks like I might have to just measure and use a generic cover. Thanks!
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:51 AM   #15
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If you're referring to the newer atwoods, then last I checked there is not a screen for it yet. I haven't checked recently. However there are a few for other areas that will go over the whole thing. I used one off of a Suburban water heater I had laying around. On the fridge vent, yes. You can buy the screens for it, but most times I just make my own which do a better job of keeping things out. Another place to keep an eye on is the roof fridge vent. Although it has a screen, it has rather large holes. I have had to go over that with smaller screen before.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:22 AM   #16
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Atwood Furnace Bug Screen

John, thanks for letting me know that...I will get a good measurement and order one in the next couple of weeks. We are in the Northeast so there's a few weeks left til spring but it was 52 yesterday...so it's teasing us. When we bought the camper we went through the store looking for that cover and they said the manufacturer hadn't sent them yet. I assume they still haven't designed one yet since I can't find them online. I thought maybe I'd have to go with a generic camco. But really need to measure again. As far as the fridge we have several plastic striped vents like black plastic louvre style over it. They are solid though and don't move. I'm sure you know what I'm trying to describe. I'll have my husband look at the roof and see what we need. What did you use to cover both? And how did you do the fridge and still make it look nice? Do we remove the face plate and line with screen? If possible. Thanks for your help.
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On the sidewall fridge vent, I just used fiberglass screen, like you would put on a screen door. You do have to remove it to install, which is only 2 twist lock outfits. Not sure what they are called. I trim and hot glue the screen on the backside of it. From the outside, you don't even see it. It works well and is cheap. On the roof, not hard but a little more in depth. There are 4 screws that secure the vent cap on the roof fridge vent. You'll have to take a small screw driver or something and dig the sealant out of the 4 holes a little. Then just use a Robertson / square drive tool to remove the 4 screws. Once the cap is off, I just took aluminum screen with a finer mesh, like a screen door, trimmed it to fit, and again hot glued it around the perimeter. Then of course reinstall the cap with the 4 screws and fill the holes with self leveling sealant, or what ever you want. I use Dicor 501 for that application, just because it's easy to remove later. Hope this helps. I'll be home later this week from offshore and would be happy to post a picture if necessary. We no longer use our vent panel on the back of the fridge and have a CNC'd aluminum panel in its place. I installed a residential fridge, so no need for the back to be open really. I kept the vented panel just in case.
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Vent covers

Thanks so much for your help. I can totally envision what you are talking about doing so you don't have to take a photo. I do have a glue gun and we may have spare screen around here from replacing screen doors. So it's just a matter of sealing up those three openings. Can you think of any others we should check? Thank you.
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Ooh those are really nice bumper caps...I will have to order those as well. Ours continually come loose and are bound to get lost anyway. We will just keep those as spares. We have a ton of mud wasps that swarm the attic vents of our house above our deck and also try to nest in my shade umbrellas. So I'm sure they will find the camper this spring and summer. Hopefully we will be gone more than we are home. We just bought it last August. We did get three or four trips with it before we put it away. The last trip was cold. So I measured our vent cover for the furnace so I'll get that ordered. The little round vent sticks off a good bit more so I just made sure to account for that. We have had only minor issues so far thankfully. 1.) There doesn't seem to be any backing in the wall for the tv mount even though the sticker clearly marks the spot. So we left it on the table for now. I told him to borrow a stud finder and locate it. 2.) our antenna was stuck up two or three times. My husband installed a silicone ring to not allow to go up 101% and get stuck...that seems to have done the trick. 3.) the outside speakers do not come on and I can't seem to find the proper instructions to make them work. One would think Jayco would have just installed a switch for inside, outside or both. Our salesman has been no help and the company that provides them cannot understand this. They say the fade, balance button does it. Well no it does not. And last on our second or third trip while bathing the little ones water sprayed out the faucet snd all over the floor. He since checked the hose...it didn't seem to tighten but isn't spraying now. I also do not turn the water pressure up as high to help prevent that issue. I lay down a beach towel too just in case so we do not rot the floor or wallboard. (Sorry for the book).
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