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I have owned my camper for two months. When my wife and I arrived at the camp ground I noticed the ceiling had a slow drip. 24 hours later it quit raing and I found the mushroom vent cover had blew off. The closest dealer was a 45 min drive and they just had the regular attic/sewer vents, so I bought that and some putty tape and lap sealent and bolted it to the base of the the old vent. So far No leaks. Should I try and find the right vent or leave it.

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I wouldn't have waited until the rain stopped. Too late for that now but get the right cover.
Water damage is the number one killer of RVs.


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double check that area for water damage , could be that cover has been missing for a long time.

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Kind of hard to say if fix is okay, without seeing it. A pic would help, to better understand your description of the fix.

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Temporary fixes are temporary. Repair properly before it rains again. You saw no additional water but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t still leaking.


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The rain cover was on before we left as I had just cleaned the roof and inspected all seems I'm so ocd as I even bout and installed max air vent covers for added protection.

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Is this the vent you are talking about? Rain going down the pipe should not matter, as it will wind up in the grey or black tank. I filled the broken out chunk of the base On mine with silicone to seal it and then replaced the cap with one I found at Canadian Tire (Camco brand I think). It has two spring steel fingers that slide down inside the pipe to hold it in place.

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