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Old 07-22-2011, 04:34 PM   #11
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Re: Mosquitos

I had a bad smell in my van, so I spent a lot of time looking for anywhere a small animal could crawl up and die. The worst spot I found was the area on the LH-side of the van where they cut a hole in ther side to accomodate the utilities was definately not sealed, and at one place they had a thin piece of ill-fitting luan wood held-in-place with just duct-tape.
I know that there was a path to the interior of the van from this area, because I positively pressurized the van cavity using a powerful fan, and there was smelly air blowing out strongly from this utilities area.
I spent a day removing the utilities mounts, custom-fitting marine-plywood inserts to match the contours of the van body/frame, and siliconeing them back into place, etc.
This may be too complicated to fix while you are on the road, but you may be able to stuff socks or something up there to block the passageway. By the way, I considered shooting that goop expanding foam up into the cavities, but after reading several automotive blogs, it seems that that foam attracts moisture, and will eventually rust-out anything it, don't use that. Good luck, I HATE mosquitoes.

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Old 07-22-2011, 04:43 PM   #12
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Re: Mosquitos

I carry my army surplus cot mosquito nets, especially when bedtime comes around.

Along with the screens, screenz at door/window entrances, I adapted the cot nets to work, hanging down over to cover the penthouse bed.

I use clips to hook the cot net rings to specific hanging points. I even use it in a different mode sometimes, covering the downstair gaucho when it's really bad or if I decide to sleep downstairs. I usually carry two of them just case.

I'll try to get a pic of it when I have it deployed..

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Old 07-22-2011, 07:16 PM   #13
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Re: Mosquitos

Did it ever dawn on you that your broken rear window could have been caused by a giant mosquito trying to get it?
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:04 AM   #14
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You nailed it! A giant mosquito busted out that right rear window. I have sweet meat.

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