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Posted: 09/14/21 11:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, We have a 2011 Jayco TT. The two roof vent covers, one over the bedroom and one over the rear kitchen, are brittle from age and were damaged by a recent hail storm, so need to be replaced.

I have been shopping on the internet -- Amazon, Ebay, and also several RV parts suppliers, but so far have not found a match to the type of vent covers our Jayco has. Everything I have found has had a different style hinge mechanism, plus the connection of the control arm to the vent cover is different. Jayco produces a lot of RV's, so I would be rather surprised if they installed vents that were rare.

I really don't want to replace the entire vents, just the vent covers. I am posting two pics below. The first pic is of the hinge, which is that the plastic cover seems to just snap onto a round mental piece in the base. The other pic shows the control arm and how it connects to the inside of the vent cover where it slides along the white plastic part on the vent cover as the vent is opened or closed.

Does anyone know where to find replacement vent covers of this style? The inside measurement of the vent covers is 14" x 14". Thanks in advance for any information!

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Posted: 09/14/21 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any chance Jayco could identify them using the VIN?
Once replaced I would recommend Maxxair or other covers over the covers. Keeps the sun off and allows the small covers to be open in the rain and/or underway.
I just checked a very old RV parts catalog and found Vent Mate lids that look a lot like yours. Try Ventmate-products.com


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Posted: 09/14/21 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like new style of Ventline
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If you do not have covers, I would suggext them. They stand up to weather better then most lids!


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Posted: 09/14/21 01:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to both of you for your prompt and helpful responses. Much appreciated! I believe mine are the Ventline covers, so I just ordered two of them.

Once I get those and get them installed, I will definitely consider putting Maxxair or Camco vent covers over those. Great suggestion!

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Posted: 09/14/21 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have to agree with enblethen,using this guide it seems to be the one,showing the outside and inside of vent lid.

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If you haven't done this before Here is a short video that will help you.

You may need a new seal that goes on the metal edge this will make it a tight seal This is what you need


Replace like this

Also Maxxair covers are a great thing to have to make the vent lids last a lot longer,I replaced all my vent lids then covered them with the Maxxair covers 10 years ago and they are like new today.

* This post was edited 09/14/21 06:22pm by IAMICHABOD *


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Posted: 09/14/21 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or, you could have taken one of the broken covers off and taken it to your local dealer where they would have simply matched it and sell you the correct cover..

That is what I did when a new cover was needed.

After I bought it, I did lookup the cover online, found that what the dealer sold it to me for was the same as what it cost online minus the shipping..

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Posted: 09/14/21 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recently replaced 3 just like yours. It was impossible for me to reinstall the metal clips in the center. I eventually gave up and left them off.


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Posted: 09/14/21 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to all for your helpful responses. I did order two Maxxair vent covers, so once the Ventline replacement covers arrive and I install them, I will install the Maxxair covers.

And thanks much for the suggestion about the vent gaskets and the links. I think I will order those and replace as well.

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