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Posted: 07/08/19 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The original vent covers don't hold up - the sun destroys them in short order. Save yourself some grief and put covers over all the vents. Like has been said, they're cheap - and a lot cheaper than opening up your RV only to find the vent cover cracked open and let the rain in while it was in storage. Many RVs are ruined with this scenario and it happens way too often.


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Mickeyfan0805 wrote:

I don't want to cover every vent,
So, thoughts? Where would you locate them?


Why don't you want to cover every vent? Surely not the cost of the covers?
The simple solution is to get 2 more covers. If money is the issue use the 2 you have in your most used locations and save up for 2 more.


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Wiscampsin wrote:

so every time someone uses the toilet when its running, it sucks the stink right from the black tank when the toilet is flushed.

That's the problem. Turn the fan off when using the toilet. Turn it back on after flushing only after the flapper is closed.


If I didn't have 3 kids that seemed impossible to train in this area, I would - but no such luck! Believe me, we tried. They always forget.

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Lantley wrote:

Mickeyfan0805 wrote:

I don't want to cover every vent,
So, thoughts? Where would you locate them?


Why don't you want to cover every vent? Surely not the cost of the covers?
The simple solution is to get 2 more covers. If money is the issue use the 2 you have in your most used locations and save up for 2 more.


No - it's a matter of blocking out the sunlight. I want to put a couple in to be able to travel with the air flowing and try to reduce the 'hotbox' factor when we arrive. That said, we like having the daylight come through from above, and I'm reluctant to cover all of the fans.

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Cover all of them. The original vent lids have short lives if not covered.


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Mickeyfan0805 wrote:

Wiscampsin wrote:

so every time someone uses the toilet when its running, it sucks the stink right from the black tank when the toilet is flushed.

That's the problem. Turn the fan off when using the toilet. Turn it back on after flushing only after the flapper is closed.


If I didn't have 3 kids that seemed impossible to train in this area, I would - but no such luck! Believe me, we tried. They always forget.


Exactly why you should cover all the vents. so you don't have to try to figure out which kid left the vent open whenever you open the trailer door and find the floor and everything around the vent soaked.

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Talked to a insurance adjuster one day about possible roof damage from a storm. He referred to them as "hail guards". Makes good sense to have them on all. The white ones let in a lot of light.
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