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    Default Dust problem in caravan

    On long trips on very dusty gravel roads some dust gets into our Echo Kavango through the right rear (only) sliding window.Duct tape solves the problem but leaves a sticky residue when removed.Any advice of a more permanent solution? Remember were talking serious Namibian dust!
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    Default Re: Dust problem in caravan

    Remove the window.
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    Default Re: Dust problem in caravan

    Our previous caravan had a dust problem. Then someone explained to me about the small vent on the roof (about the size of an A5 page). It opens up letting in heaps of forced air and gave the inside of the caravan positive pressure. I could never figure out what the little hatch was for previously.

    The caravan we now have dont have that air scoop and we thus have a dust problem.

    Only alternative I can think or heard of it to build a air filter box with a motor in it to suck air from outside into the caravan. It makes use of a car air filter and needs to be cleaned regularly after driving in dusty conditions.
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    Default Re: Dust problem in caravan

    Namibian dust:


    Discovered a two inch hole where the spare wheel was mounted before a mod was done. This dust finds the smallest of holes.

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    Default Re: Dust problem in caravan

    A practical solution: a ripstop canvas blind with velcro strips on the side. I think the Commander comes out standard with one. Let me know if you would like a pic.

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    Default Re: Dust problem in caravan

    Yes Zap a picture wold be nice.Did you attach yours on the inside?
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    Default Re: Dust problem in caravan

    I bought the Commander second hand. I thought it was quite a neat setup.

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    Default Re: Dust problem in caravan

    The sliding windows have 2 water drain slits which are also the dust devils.
    Hermanus from bushwackers says they advise customers to close it up and in the event of rain to open it again.

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