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Posted: 07/03/19 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see vent covers on
the side of the freeway all the time

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laknox wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I tow with mine open all the time.

Even if you don't have the covers it's not going to hurt a darn thing.



I'll dispute that! 2nd or 3rd trip out with my old Komfort, I forgot to close the bath and living room vents. Both were destroyed. Couldn't find the correct lids so ended up having to replace both the lid =and= the crank on both. Ever since, I have all vents buttoned up.

Lyle


Uncovered vent lids will get brittle with age and exposure to the sun. Once brittle it doesn't take much for them to be destroyed.


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Posted: 07/03/19 09:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

old guy wrote:

I see vent covers on
the side of the freeway all the time


Better vent covers than vent lids.


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toedtoes wrote:

Per the photo you posted, those are vent covers not vent lids.

vent cover

vent with lid


Correct.


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Posted: 07/04/19 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Years ago all vent covers were made from aluminum as my old '84 Aljo 5th wheel trailer was. They really radiated heat from the sun.
The covers stayed attached but leaving them up for a few trips stripped the drive mechanism.


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