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Access cab ventilation that keeps bugs out.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bentencho, Mar 11, 2024.

  1. Mar 11, 2024 at 3:21 AM
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    Bentencho

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    Hello!

    I have a 2015 Toyota Tacoma SR5 access cab and I have not been able to find a ventilation solution to satisfy me. I want to be able to have a window open and not have bugs enter the cab. I have seen in channel vents with screens, that would be perfect, except that they only seem to make them for the rear windows of a double cab. The access cab rear side windows do not roll down, and as such I cannot use those. If there was an equivalent for the front side windows, or even the rear sliding glass window, that would be perfect but I cannot find anything like that.

    The other idea I had was to get a screen for the back sliding glass window. But I haven’t found anything that fits that window either.

    I have seen sock designs for screens that fit over the door, but I do not want those unless I absolutely have to get them, as I would like something that is a little more discreet/nicer looking.

    With this all said, is there a product I’m missing that would meet all of my criteria? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2024 at 1:53 PM
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    TA2016

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    Have you tried having the back window open with the driver and passenger windows slightly cracked?

    This is how I normally have my windows for my dog and have not had a bug problem. Airflow seems to mainly come in from the back.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2024 at 1:56 PM
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    This problem is solved.

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    Are you talking about when driving, or when parked?
     
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    545 wondering same thing.

    If it is while parked, this is an incredibly easy and cheap fix. Keep 2 lightweight bath towels in the truck. Roll window down, while door is open, drape the towel over the door so that the longest part of the towel drapes down over the window and halfway down the rest of the door panel. Important to have enough below the window so a breeze won't blow the towel in letting the bugs in.

    Leave a portion of the towel OVER the top of the door. When you shut the door, the towel stays in place, bugs stay out and you get great cross ventilation in the cab and keep some light out.
    Great for cat napping or truck cab camping.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2024 at 6:24 AM
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    deanosaurus

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    Hit up any hardware store for some inexpensive screen and handful of disc magnets. Cut the screen to cover the window including a couple inches of margin, and magnet the screen to the top and bottom corners of the screen above and below the window.

    Probably less than 20 bucks, even cheaper if your local hardware store will sell you screen by the foot or even give you some remnants.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2024 at 6:29 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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