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Old 06-05-2014, 10:10 PM   #11
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Bottom line, even if you break both of them, it's no big deal. The vent fan is useless like it is and if you break them both, you can a least use the fan.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:12 PM   #12
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and if you break them off, they won't irritate you or your fingers again
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As others said--push up and outward. It is VERY hard, but it will open. Put your thumbs on the tabs and don't worry about breaking it. To close just push in on the flap in the area of the latches. It is easier to close than open.

Much better than the type with two little tabs at the bottom that always break (or the little hinge pins that break off).
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:30 AM   #14
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As others said--push up and outward. It is VERY hard, but it will open. Put your thumbs on the tabs and don't worry about breaking it. To close just push in on the flap in the area of the latches. It is easier to close than open.

Much better than the type with two little tabs at the bottom that always break (or the little hinge pins that break off).
Unless you do the hinge mod...

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Old 06-06-2014, 06:37 AM   #15
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the hinges aren't the issue, its the locking tabs. Not the style you have shown. These have 2 tabs that snap into place
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:34 AM   #16
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Tried it this morning and got it open. Just had to keep pushing.... the tabs just felt like they were going to break off.

Thanks for the help everyone!.... even with the typo in the subject line
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Tried it this morning and got it open. Just had to keep pushing.... the tabs just felt like they were going to break off.

Thanks for the help everyone!.... even with the typo in the subject line
Strongly suggest putting a strip of Velcro in the middle to keep it from banging and just leave it open. As you found out, it's a PITA to mess with.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:28 PM   #18
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Push up and out at the same time. I don't recommend leaving open as you can get the exhaust from the generator flowing up and in the RV...this will set off CO alarm if equipped. Not something you want to go off if your traveling down the road.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:24 PM   #19
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I don't have to worry about opening the flap any more, my fan quit working this morning while cooking breakfast...
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I don't have to worry about opening the flap any more, my fan quit working this morning while cooking breakfast...
Most likely burned up pushing against the closed vent.

My vent had two tabs that rotated up and held it closed.

Note: had. I once forgot to rotate the holders back up and the door departed the fix on the way home.

I replaced the flap type with a screen covered permanently open type.
Now I don't have to remember to open it or close it.
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