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Dairyman John

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Posted: 02/24/18 09:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Thor 22E has flimsy sky light/ vent covers. Last week on a 4200 mile trip we experienced a lot of crosswinds. That cased a lot of lifting and noise in the skylight/ vent covers. They were screwed down tight and I didn’t want to break them. Are there any covers available to replace these that are perhaps better quality? Thank you, John

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Putting vent covers like the MaxxAir on each vent will eliminate the problem,as a bonus you can leave them open in any weather and when driving.

For a Tougher and longer lasting vent lid replace them with the Polycarbonate type Like These

I forgot to add when replacing the the vent lids to also replace the the Vent seal this will also help in sealing the vent lid to the vent edge and make a better seal and do away with any leaking when closed.

* This post was edited 02/25/18 08:07am by IAMICHABOD *


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^^^What He Said^^^ on both points. You need to replace the failed "Lid" and use the upgraded polycarbonate ones as linked there in Amazon. Just please be sure to click on the "CAMCO Match Your Hinge" image on the Amazon page and order the correct one. You probably don't know the Brand of your Vent Assembly, but the correct Lid can be ID'd by the detail images of the Hinge Area.

I believe MaxxAir is the best of the Covers. These keep rain out so you can open the Lids in the rain, store the coach with ventilation, etc. There are other decent brands too, and CAMCO is one. For that, I suggest you choose Covers with some form of Easy Access feature. Last time I shopped, that was standard on some MaxxAir Covers but not on the basic ones. By Easy Access I mean you can swing the Cover clear of the Vent to clean, repair, etc. No big deal, but worth doing.


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I have the same RV and issue. When I take the winter cover off replacing these vent covers is one of my first projects. Thanks for posting and I appreciate these answers.
That sky light over the shower seems like it is made out of Suran wrap too. might just replace this and be done with it. We'll see.


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There are "standard" and "premium" shower domes too.

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My current RV has the worst hatch lids of any RV I've ever owned. Perhaps they're all bad these days. I always intended to install Maxx Air covers on my previous RVs, but never got around to it. On this RV they were a necessity. About 4 years ago I put Maxx Air covers over all 4 roof vents, so any cracked corners on the covers are no longer a possible leak issue.

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Docsouce, after reading everyone’s post I climbed up to measure skylights on my Thor 22E. The middle and back skylights open with the hinge on the front and oriented as per instructions on the dome. However the front skylight I’d backwards so when the lid goes up the wind would want to rip it off. Is this normal or could it have been put in backwards? Wondering if yours was the same? Looks like a big job to fix. If wrong that should be a warranty problem......?

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Dairyman John wrote:

Docsouce, after reading everyone’s post I climbed up to measure skylights on my Thor 22E. The middle and back skylights open with the hinge on the front and oriented as per instructions on the dome. However the front skylight I’d backwards so when the lid goes up the wind would want to rip it off. Is this normal or could it have been put in backwards? Wondering if yours was the same? Looks like a big job to fix. If wrong that should be a warranty problem......?


That sounds like it was put on backwards. It's not that big a job to turn it around. I'd suggest adding Maxx Airs or something similar, over your vents. They are very easy to install.

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I put a MaxxAir 1200T fan on an our mh. Really liked it. Then we traded the mh for a new one, and I went to get a new 1200T and found that they were no longer available.
Anyone know where I can find one, even a good used one would make me happy.
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Reading about the Maxaires. Do they just go over top of the old ones? The dimensions seem funny.

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