Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Kayaking with Manatees & Making a Marvelous Improvement to my Emergency Window

Here's a great way to improve air flow in your camper.

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And it's so simple!
My husband and I are at the start of a long camping trip. So far, we have driven from Texas to Florida. We spent two days kayaking with manatees in a Florida State Park - amazing!

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They were right under the kayaks! I have a Fujifilm FinePix XP80 waterproof camera (affiliate link) so I stuck it in the river and took this photo:

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I love that camera - it takes great photos!! It was a treat for myself a few years ago, and I have gotten so much use out of it, it is my go-to outdoor hiking/kayaking/camping camera, since I don't have to worry about water or dropping it (and it has had both experiences many times LOL)

It was a little unsettling when we first arrived we saw this sign:

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. . . . we were a kind of leery of getting into the water, but we never did see a gator, even though we got brave and kayaked way back into the cypress swamp. That's Miss Em checking things out, she was very disappointed that she did not get to go kayaking this time. I was afraid she would be a snack if we did run across an alligator.

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What a great stop this was!

Now we're spending a few days at my sister-in-law's and I had a little time for a quick mod. The weather here is wonderful, and I was disappointed that the only windows on one side of my camper are the tiny kitchen window and the escape window that doesn't really open very wide.

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With a little modification, I made a GREAT window out of my emergency escape window. 

Every trailer has an emergency escape window. They are nice big windows, but they don't open very far with the little prop that comes standard.  See how little it opens??

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This was a really quick and easy and CHEAP mod to my camper that brings in wonderful breezes and lots of light.  It doesn't damage or even change the window in any way.

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The window itself becomes an awning of sorts and shades the window.

All I needed was a short piece of pvc pipe of a diameter that fit over the existing window bar.  In my case, it was a 1/2" pvc pipe. Even if I had to buy a whole 10' piece it would have set me back less than $3.

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I lifted the window up and measured how long the pipe needed to be to put the window in the position I wanted.

I cut the pipe that length. I cut one end at a bevel so that it will rest securely in the notch from the original bar.

I slipped the pipe over the bar, slid it up to the window and rested the other end on the window sill.

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TA-DAH!! I have a beautiful new wide open window in my camper :) The change in the airflow through the camper is wonderful!

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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Or as my eye doctor is fond of saying, "Better 1? Better 2?"  

I definitely vote for "2"

 I have had mine wide open all day to catch the wonderful breezes (and occasional gusts of wind) and have had no trouble. If you try this with your window and think the wind is too gusty, be sure to remove the pvc prop and shut the window. Use your own common sense, I make no guarantees to the stability or reliability of any of the ideas I have used on my trailer.

Next is to make a pretty "awning" for it!


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