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#1 Bond Vagabond

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 06:15 PM

Is there such a thing?

I just bought an older Lance 880, and apparently, the previous owners took a trip to Burning Man last year. And judging by the empty vodka bottles and drug paraphernalia I threw out, had a really, REALLY good time. But that isn't the point really. Burning Man is way put in the desert and you have to get there by dirt road. There was SO MUCH dust inside this camper, which came thru the cargo doors to the bed of the truck.
I was wondering if there was a product that can be placed between the top of the truck bed and the underside of the camper, something to seal up that gap?

Thanks in advance!
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#2 Bond Vagabond

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 06:20 PM

Geez, I just posted my question and thought of pool noodles...
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Posted 04 November 2022 - 06:31 PM

I'm guessing you are talking about the pass through doors. If so, I would look for the insulation that goes between a truck cap and the bed when you install it. Go around from the outside of the door with a sharpie to see where to place the insulation. Keep the insulation between the sharpie mark and the outer edge of the door. That should give you a bit of a seal around them. While you're at it, take a look at the seal on the door/doors.

 

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Posted 05 November 2022 - 12:32 PM

Well that is where the dust came into the camper, but the dust got there thru the gap between the top of the truck bed and the bottom of the camper as it extends over the bed out to the sides. There is about a 2", maybe 3", gap between the two.
I am heading to Denver now and won't be back home until Wednesday, I'll take a picture and post it when I get back.
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Posted 07 November 2022 - 03:58 PM

Well that is where the dust came into the camper, but the dust got there thru the gap between the top of the truck bed and the bottom of the camper as it extends over the bed out to the sides. There is about a 2", maybe 3", gap between the two.
I am heading to Denver now and won't be back home until Wednesday, I'll take a picture and post it when I get back.

I think that will help for sure. I'm having a hard time visualizing where your infiltration is. If you are describing what I think you are, I don't know a way to truly seal that, nor would you really want/need to. Sealing the camper itself would be the best advise in my opinion. 


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Posted 07 November 2022 - 06:05 PM

if i was going to be driving a lot on those dusty roads, i would just duct tape the doors that cover the hold down bolts.


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Posted 09 November 2022 - 10:51 PM

So, I was mistaken. There is a slight gap between the truck bed wall and the underside of the camper (1/4" maybe, I dont onow what I was thinking earlier. Sleep deprevation, I guess.
I bought this as a single unit, truck/ camper combo, so I guess there is a lot of dust in the bed of the truck already.

I will take your advice and seal up the camper though, that is a simple project and will help keep out the winter winds.

Come early spring, I will pull the camper off the truck to get some suspension work done and will address that dust monster then.

Thanks for the help guys!
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