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Old 06-07-2021, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Dryer vent help

Tried search and it does not seem to be working for me, maybe because I'm on my cell.

2009 Gulf Stream Caribbean 35A. Where do I drill the four inch hole in the side wall for the dryer vent so I miss all the important stuff in the wall?

Thanks for any help, pictures would be great.

New to this coach but not new to RVing. Lots of west coast volunteering so been a lot of places. Sticks and bricks in Bridge Creek Oklahoma, grew up in Portland Oregon and lived in several high Sierra towns as well.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 06-08-2021, 02:10 PM   #2
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Here is a picture of the washer/dryer cabinet.

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Old 06-08-2021, 04:05 PM   #3
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LargeCar,


I know very little about your specific rig, but from the picture you posted it would appear that the vent is likely meant to go in that circle under the access panel on the outside wall. I have annotated your image to help illustrate...


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Old 06-08-2021, 04:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. However, if I put the vent in the suggested place it would blow hot humid air up my tushy when sitting it the dining room table. I suspect that hole is for a speaker in a more option equipped coach, the TV is just above that area.

But I thank you for your suggestion, it reinforces my hope of a possible solution to my issue. At least I know somebody is reading/responding to my question.

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Old 06-08-2021, 05:25 PM   #5
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LargeCar,


My apologies for not having a better understanding of the context of the image you provided. OK, so which wall in the image is the outside wall? There were no stickers on any surface noting where the vent should go? If the 'back' wall in the image where the outlet is located is the outside wall, perhaps a stud finder can be useful. If the RV's exterior skin is fiberglass, you might even be able to infer the location of framing members from that side...


Sorry I have not been very helpful, and hope you find a more knowledgeable set of comments from another member here that has your model vehicle... Best of luck in getting the installation completed to your satisfaction.



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No apology needed Chuck, at least you answered. I guess I should have given more info in the first post. Yes the back wall, the one with the electric plug and piping is the exterior wall. Maybe I can find my stud finder and give that a try.

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Old 06-11-2021, 12:24 PM   #7
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For future use by those that want to put a washer/dryer in there Caribbean 35A. Clear and clean through the wall.

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Why do my pictures rotate when uploading?
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:07 PM   #9
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LargeCar,


I suspect you are using an Apple phone or computer -- those often cause the rotation. I will fix it for you and attach below. Looks like a tidy enough job...did you use a stud finder to confirm there was no framing in your way?


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I have what some people might call a mixed marriage, that is the wife has an iphone and I have an android. Yes I did use a stud finder and it showed no studs in any of the open areas of the wall. I chose to move the electric plug and go through that area because it will make a pretty straight shot for the vented air to escape. All in all a much easier job than I expected. Sorry about the inside trim square being crooked. I'm fused from coccyx to cervical so I don't bend at all and have difficulty when working in tight spots. Such is life.

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