Originally Posted by B47
That item was missed on our PDI also. I believe it is a manual operation you have to do if you want it opened or closed. Ours is just low enough that I can reach it if the ground is level. A very poorly designed item IMO.
During my predelivery walk-through on my Windjammer 2809W, my dealer tech explained that this vent should be opened for my range fan to vent outside.
Mine is identical to your picture. He let me try to open it, and I hesitated because it was difficult. He popped it open with obvious force on the two latches, then let me try again. This time I too forced it open.
He agreed with me about the poor latch design on this flap. He said I should close it before travel. It was equally difficult to close. He said it gets easier as the rough edges on the nylon plastic lips wear off. I was on a small step at the time. Brought it along for my walk-through.
On my previous trailer, the vent flap came open too easily
. I frequently found it open while traveling. Lucky I never lost that littlle flap.
+ 2013 Rockwood Windjammer 2809W
+ 2008 GMC Sierra Crew Z71
+ 2002 Ford F-250 7.3L 4X4