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Posted: 11/13/10 09:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Someone at work told me you can. Although, he does not have an RV either.


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Posted: 11/13/10 09:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

If you have a vent cover sure you can! If you just have a crank up vent I wouldn't drive with it open or you may find no vent at all when you arrive at your destination!


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They can be pretty fragile in windy conditions and even straight ahead apparent wind can take them off once they get a little old and more brittle. It also would be a VACUUM to bring in dirt and dust so not sure you'd WANT to do that and CERTAINLY wouldn't want to do it if driving on dirt or gravel roads.


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So long as you have them installed correctly. The opening muxt be to the rear so that the wind does not catch it, or have a vent cover installed.

We do it all the time, and I do believe they are designed for leaving open during travel

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I have Maxairs and leave mine up all summer.


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Ours stays open 24/7/365 with the Maxair.


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2 MaxxFans from MaxxAir and leave them open pretty much year round!


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I have accidently left one open and had no damage, but I don't think I would do it again. If you ran into high side winds you could get some damage.


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I wouldn't leave them open while driving, even with the MaxxAir covers. As stated, dirt and dust will be pulled into the TT. Been there, done it.

Depending on the location of your roof stink pipe, even some of the nasty smells could be pulled in. Been there, done it.

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tvman44 wrote:

Ours stays open 24/7/365 with the Maxair.


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