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Old 07-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Color match with a Maxxair vent cover

We are supposed to take delivery on our new 24MS the end of this month. I'm wondering if anyone has added the Maxxair cover over their vents. And specifically if the Champagne color matches the Solera Cappuccino paint scheme? Or since it is on top should we just get a light color and not worry about it?

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Took me about 30 minutes to install 2 Maxxair II covers. I went with white since my trailer is basically white.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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The maxxair is available in a "smoke" color which would be complimentary to the cappuccino paint scheme.

And congrats on the MS - that's what we have, and love it!
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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Randy (or Patty?) - I've watched several of the videos about installing the covers, seems pretty straight forward. Thanks for confirming that!
Ed - this may be a dumb question but does a darker color mean hotter?

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Randy (or Patty?) - I've watched several of the videos about installing the covers, seems pretty straight forward. Thanks for confirming that!
Ed - this may be a dumb question but does a darker color mean hotter?

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Darker colors absorb heat and lighter ones reflect so the saying goes.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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Hi oldcoot!
Interesting comment about the color of the vent covers.
I went to a local car painting business recently before our last trip and asked the owner about painting the top of our 2012 Ram 1500 gloss white to reflect the heat as we live in the desert here in northern Az. He was kind enough to tell me the truth and said that my light silver paint job would not benefit from a change to white as it reflected most of the heat anyway and a darker color vehicle would benefit from a change to white. I like shopping at local businesses as much as i can; I am sure a major chain would have just said great lets paint it to the tune of $1000. Needless to say, I didn't have it done and thanked the guy for his honesty.
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Randy (or Patty?) - I've watched several of the videos about installing the covers, seems pretty straight forward. Thanks for confirming that!
Ed - this may be a dumb question but does a darker color mean hotter?

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Interesting question, Audrey - not dumb - there are no dumb questions on this board!

I wouldn't be concerned about heat. If it's hot outside, you're gonna have that vent open (and if there's a fan under it, you'll be running the fan). I've not noticed that as an issue. I keep vent insulators on board - mainly for cold weather and to darken the room, but they can be used in hot weather also to reduce the load on A/C. We rarely run A/C, preferring to run our vent fans and crack a couple of windows. (Of course, we haven't yet had the Solera out in 90+ degree weather, yet
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. Guess I'll check with my local dealer and see what they actually have in stock. As for the insulation, I've looked at them but haven't purchased any yet. In our other RV I just used some cardboard with foil on top (in bathroom shower) to reflect the heat.

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(hoping we're under 2 wks till delivery!)
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Thanks for the info. Guess I'll check with my local dealer and see what they actually have in stock. As for the insulation, I've looked at them but haven't purchased any yet. In our other RV I just used some cardboard with foil on top (in bathroom shower) to reflect the heat.

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(hoping we're under 2 wks till delivery!)
Keep us posted when you go to pick it up. Can't wait to hear about your first trips!!

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