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#1 Cpt Davenport

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Posted 05 June 2023 - 10:57 PM

Finished another small project today from a wonderful idea politely stolen from WTW. Last weekend we found the great benefit of cross ventilation by having the fans sucking air out and opening the TB doors on the shady side of the camper. We actually watched the temperature drop inside by 15 degrees in 5 minutes. Only problem was the dang bugs were getting in. Now with these deck plates and screens our problem is solved. 

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#2 Vic Harder

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 03:36 AM

Nicely done!


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#3 dennis 221

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 02:38 PM

Could use a write up explanation on this mod.or link to one
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#4 craig333

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 03:36 PM

Good job. I wish my doors were like yours instead of sliding. I suppose that could be a future mod.


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Posted 06 June 2023 - 04:03 PM

Nice job! Just when I think I’ve done all the mods to my FWC that I can think of or seen on this website the WTW community comes up with another one. 😁

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 06:31 PM

Ship Shape! nice work. We have the velcro type screens and it sure does help...especially for my dog at night gets fresh air on floor area.


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#7 Jon R

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Posted 12 June 2023 - 12:03 AM

I took a different approach and made full-opening-size screens (plywood frame, window screen, plus 1/4” mesh) that mount on the outside. The screen frames have two keyholes that fit over two screws in the camper tub wall. The only irreversible change to the camper is the two small screws on the outside of the rear turnbuckle doors.

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Posted 12 June 2023 - 02:02 AM

I took a different approach and made full-opening-size screens (plywood frame, window screen, plus 1/4” mesh) that mount on the outside. The screen frames have two keyholes that fit over two screws in the camper tub wall. The only irreversible change to the camper is the two small screws on the outside of the rear turnbuckle doors.

I like how with your design you get the full opening for maximum air flow. 


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#9 Jon R

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Posted 12 June 2023 - 04:33 PM

I like how with your design you get the full opening for maximum air flow.


That was what I was after because screen impedes the airflow quite a bit. I’m very happy with how the two screw keyhole mounting worked out. It’s simple, cheap, and works well mounting the screens from the inside.
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Posted 12 June 2023 - 07:30 PM

I might do this too, at least for one turnbuckle door.  I might use velcro screen however I need to be able to remove it because I do store some items in the space between the camper and the truck bed.


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