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Solar Camper Vent

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NinjaTaco, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    NinjaTaco

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    I have a black camper top that can get hot in the sun, even with the side windows open. I noticed that the new generation Prius has a solar vent in the sun roof. I was thinking about installing two Nicro solar vents in my camper top to force air circulation.

    http://www.marinco.com/product/4-daynight-2000-threaded-stainless-steel-vent

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    This involves cutting 4'' holes in my fiberglass top, so I wanted to check and see if anyone has done this before? I am not too concerned about water leaking into the truck bed, as much as I am worried that the cover will blow off while I am doing 70mph on the highway.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I havent used that particular one, But We have a Solar fan in our Toy hauler, and it makes a big difference. The one we have goes in place of the square vent in the center of the trailor.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2015 at 9:46 AM
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    jnossoff

    jnossoff 2000 EC Pre-Runnerwith Leer 122 Camper shell

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    Hello- What did you learn about installing the solar vent FAN in the roof of your camper shell? I am looking at the very pricey
    4 inch Stainless Steel Day/Night Plus Vent Part # N20704S DAY/NIGHT PLUS 4" SS at http://www.marinco.com/en/n20704s

    This is a unit for a yacht, and at the web page there is a detailed, 10 page installation guide PDF, but for mounting on a yacht deck.
    Other products do not provide enough technical details, especially cubic feet per minute, etc. This one claims 1,000 cubic feet of air/hour. It is self contained, running off its own solar power and charging its own small NiCad or NiMH battery for operation at night (thus the name "Day/Night")
     
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