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Old 10-28-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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I was told that leaving a couple of windows open while towing reduces some sway any truth to that

Thx for the responses,I thought it was a little far fetch but had to ask.

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:14 AM   #2
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:31 AM   #3
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Could it cause drag and maybe bugs in Florida when our LOVE bugs are out.
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I don't think so. It would cause the inside of the tad to be filled with dirt and dust though.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:20 AM   #5
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Jace, welcome to iRV2. Wow, I have never heard that one. Another one to go in the RV Urban Myths Hall of Fame.

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Old 10-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
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The only thing it accomplishes is to allow dirt/dust to be sucked into the RV, as an open window usually causes a negative air pressure inside.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:47 PM   #7
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We have vent covers on the roof and usually leave those open in the summer. Seems to let a little air flowing and keep the camper a little cooler. May be just my imagination, but it doesn't leak even when it rains so I guess it doesn't hurt.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:35 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Jace Morris View Post
I was told that leaving a couple of windows open while towing reduces some sway any truth to that

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Old 12-06-2011, 03:20 AM   #9
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The owners manual for my Komfort states to never, for any reason, tow with the windows open or damage may result. It also states if your goal is to circulate air, a roof vent partially open would be an option.
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I just leave a roof vent open but only for ventilation only.
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I remember years ago...... oh sorry. My grandfather had not latched the front window on a Airstream. There was not a spot in the trailer where you could not find a piece of glass.
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Watch out if your vent cover is plastic. I was driving behind a trailer a month or so ago. It had the vent open and pretty soon the cover broke completely off and went flying through the air right at us. Luckily it hit the road before we got there and I just straddled it and continued on. However the trailer owner had no rain protection for his trailer any more....
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:57 AM   #13
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I leave my roof vent open all the time, it has a max air cover. Not for the reason you ask about, but to let out some heat.
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Roof vent open when parked, but not traveling. As stated it will create a low pressure area within the unit and thus draw in dust, dirt, or whatever from even the smallest openings (window weep holes)

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