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by gboehm
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Map?
Replies: 44
Views: 7689

Re: 2017 Map?

Birgin here. is there a way to load the map onto an android tablet and have it work when there is no network connection (so you can click on a location and get the details)? Also - somewhere I read (and of course lost the location) that you can get a map for google maps that just shows the streets e...
by gboehm
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

thanks - maybe next year. I am so over it now, and time to move on to the next project. Actually, there is essentially no restriction from the ducting - the length is only about 6" more than absolutely necessary, and the air flow into the van is very strong. And I realized that the duct can be quite...
by gboehm
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

Thanks for the tips. For BM, I'll probably have the van parked inside a costco carport, so the reflectix wouldn't be necessary (though I'd still put it on the windows). I did buy stucco tape - at High Sierra, I used duct tape the first year and spent several hours removing the damned residue with so...
by gboehm
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

A few design details of interest: 1) The pad is held in place by screwed in redwood strips that sandwich the pad between the strip and the box. So, even though the pad billows a bit, there is no path that air can take to enter the box that doesn't go through the pad. The strip holding the top of the...
by gboehm
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

For Mr. Canoe - yeah, I know all about reflectix. Here is a pic from High Sierra. Attaching it is a bitch, and it needs continuous re-attaching. I'm thinking of getting some strong magnets to hold it on. In any case, I don't think there is a way to really make it stay on in BM conditions. I have pie...
by gboehm
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

Well, I finally finished the swamp cooler, which turned out to be way more of a project than anticipated - I wouldn't recommend others doing it like mine, but I tend to go overboard, and anyway, it was fun. So - the attached images show how I hooked it up to the van from outside, which was my origin...
by gboehm
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How bad are Diesel fumes at BRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 2370

How bad are Diesel fumes at BRC?

How likely is it that I will be smelling diesel fumes at my campsite?
by gboehm
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

Thanks so much - you guys have been blessedly patient with my ineptitude. I had seen the picture FIGJAM posted here where it was clear the fan was sucking - it still amazes me that I missed the fact that ALL the coolers suck (I will admit that I didn't pay that much attention to the details of the o...
by gboehm
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

Just took a closer look at the driver's seat in the van, and realized it will be far better to put the cooler outside, so neither of my questions is relevant (to me) anymore. Also found cheaper 12" ducting adapters and realized this is clearly the way to go. Now just need to find a place that will s...
by gboehm
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

First - wow, thanks to both EGAZ and FIGJAM for replying so quickly. I love the interaction - it's almost like being back at work (long retired now). You have answered my most pressing questions, which involve the theory of operation (questions 1-3) - the main thing being that the intake to the cool...
by gboehm
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

Hi - Geoff here, going to my first burn. I am building one of the modified versions of the Figjam type swamp cooler that uses the large fantastic fan, to be used in an Econoline camping van. After hours spent poring over a lot of discussions, trying to piece together various bits of info, my take on...

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