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My wife has a 2017 CRV and often transports dogs in crates in the back. She leaves the rear seat backs down and directs the backseat vent towards the dogs. However there does not seem to be sufficient cooling in the Florida sun. The floor vents add nothing so the rear console vent provides all the cooling. It seems to me the airflow from this vent is independent of any climate control settings and very low. Is this consistent with other users? Or is there some adjustment that can be made to the vent airspeed that I haven’t discovered yet?

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I sincerely hope you get an appropriate answer...

If you orient the climate setting to just vents (no defrost or floor) AND you choose recirculating (have the AC on!) this mode will give the highest output from all vents, including the rear vent..You can also close the passenger side vent (drivers as well - just orient the two center vents towards yourself) and this will increase airflow from the rear vent.

Hope this helps a bit.

All I can get out of my vents is WARM air (we hit 34 F today!)

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My wife has a 2017 CRV and often transports dogs in crates in the back. She leaves the rear seat backs down and directs the backseat vent towards the dogs. However there does not seem to be sufficient cooling in the Florida sun. The floor vents add nothing so the rear console vent provides all the cooling. It seems to me the airflow from this vent is independent of any climate control settings and very low. Is this consistent with other users? Or is there some adjustment that can be made to the vent airspeed that I haven’t discovered yet?

Thanks for educating me.
I have been through several days of 98 deg temps and no problems at all with the cooling both front and rear. As far as I remember the fan speeds are tied together, but I could be wrong.

I never use the Auto setting. Every AC system I have ever seen works really bad if you turn the Fan onto full from the start. It is better to use a low setting and let the evaporator coils get Ice cold and then crank the fan up higher. You also want to be in recirc mode. Closing unused vents can also help.

Also with a vehicle with this much glass you really need to have tint as even if it is cool inside if the sun is burning down on your flesh or the interior material your still going to still feel hot and it is letting so much IR in that it makes the AC work twice as hard. Get some LLumar 30% CTX Tint and that will make the vehicle significantly cooler inside.


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I recommend Formula One tint. I got the Pinnacle Series and it is fantastic in the hot sun in SoCal. I would also recommend a dash cover.
Here's a vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcPC-emh7gk
I have Formula One Tint on my 2016 CRV and you can certainly feel the heat and the sun burning your skin when you wind down the window.
I also had the same tint on my 2013 CRV.
We are currently experiencing drought and heatwaves here in Australia so I am happy to have decent window tint. :thumb:
Temps have been between 93F and 107F and in a few places even higher, just before Christmas a friend registered 120F inside his large shed with all the doors open.
 

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In addition to darker window tinting I suggest you also look at installing an additional 12V back seat fan directed at your love-pups.
Don't forget to provide water.
 

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I have Formula One Tint on my 2016 CRV and you can certainly feel the heat and the sun burning your skin when you wind down the window.
I also had the same tint on my 2013 CRV.
We are currently experiencing drought and heatwaves here in Australia so I am happy to have decent window tint. :thumb:
Temps have been between 93F and 107F and in a few places even higher, just before Christmas a friend registered 120F inside his large shed with all the doors open.
I really like this stuff, and they do a superb installation.
 

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I did that LLUMAR ceramic tinting also...... world of difference. luv it.:banana:
i too was amazed at the difference when the window was opened and the heat thru the open section compared to the tinted glass.

i did:
front sides: 15
rear sides (added to factory tinted glass): 30
cargo sides
(added to factory tinted glass): 15
rear
(added to factory tinted glass): 15
 

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mine works great. Dog lives like a king, travels in style. Make sure you have vents selected in climate control and recirculation for the highest power and coldest air through those vents. And I'll repeat Imaxim, tint does help very much.
 

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Thanks for all the good suggestions. Closing the side vents did improve the rear vent flow a bit but I think I’ll need to look into the window film and maybe a 24 V fan too.
I didn't see this mentioned, but, I almost always aim the front center vents high at the roof and centern towards the rear. Cold air is heavier than warm air, and this facilitates circulation as the cold air falls and replaces warm. This also allows me to set the car colder and still be comfortable in front, as some of the front ventilation is diverted.

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mine works great. Dog lives like a king, travels in style. Make sure you have vents selected in climate control and recirculation for the highest power and coldest air through those vents. And I'll repeat Imaxim, tint does help very much.
Back in 1986 we had a R31 Nissan Pintara Sedan, when we went swimming in the summer time we used to put our 2 x Labradors in the boot. :Eyes:
The look on peoples faces when we got to our favorite swimming hole in the bush was one of shock - horror, how dare you. What they didn't know was, we used to fold both rear seats down and there was a wire mesh grille (to stop the dogs getting into the cabin) and they were in air conditioning for the whole trip.
 

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Back in 1986 we had a n R31 Nissan Pintara Sedan, when we went swimming in the summer time we used to put our 2 x Labradors in the boot. :Eyes:
The look on peoples faces when we got to our favorite swimming hole in the bush was one of shock - horror, how dare you. What they didn't know was, we used to fold both rear seats down and there was a wire mesh grille (to stop the dogs getting into the cabin) and they were in air conditioning for the whole trip.
I like your style!.......:doublethumb:
 

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I'm guessing you tried the obvious dial between the two vents in the back of the console... Mine had gotten turned down without me realizing it
Yes, often times a rear seat passenger will turn it down, while the next occasional passenger doesn't realize there is the ability to adjust. Certainly the dogs can't do this...can they?
 
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