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Old 07-22-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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Fan saved the evening!

I know this is not news! This weekend I took a "large portable fan" from my garage camping. We been to this location several times in the past. Bugs, bee's and flying blood harvesters ruined our evenings. I placed the fan near the serving table (on med/low) and after dinner, around group while chatting. Bugs left us alone! After reading a science article about ineffective deterrents like candles etc, I figure let's try! It caused just enough breeze to inhibit flying insects. Plus since it was 95 degrees at night it was a welcome addition!

Ever try this trick?
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:53 AM   #2
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We take our 18" Lasco remote control pedestal fan with us when we take the Monty out in hot weather. During the day it creates a great breeze and bug repellent and in the evenings at bedtime we take it inside to help circulate air inside the camper. We don't leave home without it. Tim
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:28 AM   #3
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We keep a fairly large cheap plastic box fan outside the fiver most of the time. We didn't want to spend much on one because I forget and leave it in the rain once and awhile. It serves three purposes for us. It helps keep things a little cooler on those really hot days of course. We have had little black knat type bugs recently around the outside of the RV. The fan keeps them off the door side pretty good. Other times when we have a campfire and the breeze is blowing smoke straight at the RV we use the fan to direct it away. Like Tim says, "don't leave home without it".
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #4
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Lot's of uses, but a portable fan is a must for us.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:51 PM   #5
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We also carry a portable fan, very helpful for those Florida nights.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #6
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We have one of those big round stable fans on wheels for the back patio for both the heat and the bugs. It does keep the bugs away but its kinda like sitting beside a running Cessna lol lol lol
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