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Old 11-16-2015, 03:03 PM   #1
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RV Vent Cover Replacement

Just got through climbing on the roof to wash the roof (First Time) and found my two back smoke/tented vent covers cracked on it's edges and very brittle that need to be replaced. YouTube has some info on the subject-Just need to know model/make/size etc. and where to buy. Appreciate info where anyone replaced their RV vent covers on their Solera. Thanks again!!
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:13 PM   #2
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I haven't had to replace the Solera vent covers yet, but I have replaced similar covers in the past.

The covers typically slide into a channel, with tabs at each end of the cover-side channel to lock them in place. I think this attachment mechanism is pretty standard, but it may well vary in some details. Beyond that, the cover lift mechanism has to properly engage a bar attached to the inside of the cover to lift the cover and hold it in place. These lift mechanisms are surprisingly non-standard so you need to be careful to ensure compatibility.

My suggestion would be to remove one of the existing covers and take it with you as you go shopping. I've found replacement covers at RV dealers, RV part suppliers (Camping World and other, local, suppliers) and at trailer supply stores.

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Old 11-16-2015, 05:49 PM   #3
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I replaced mine and ordered the same Type that Camping World carries through Wal-Mart. Much better and stronger material. They are the 14 inch with slide type hinge. Easy change even though you must pull the inside frame to unhook the open mech.

This may be what you are looking for.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Vent...ingMethod=p13n

Check your hinge type.
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BTW, the covers measure approx 16 X 15 1/2 to cover a 14 inch opening.
I forgot to mention that in my previous post.
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I replaced mine and ordered the same Type that Camping World carries through Wal-Mart. Much better and stronger material. They are the 14 inch with slide type hinge. Easy change even though you must pull the inside frame to unhook the open mech.

This may be what you are looking for.
Camco Vent Lid Ventline Pre '08/Elixir '94 and Up, Smoke - Walmart.com

Check your hinge type.
Ordered two today-Arriving Saturday-Thanks Mikegjax. That should last me a few years!

Solera going into storage shortly-Leaving for Thailand on 2 Dec. and on to Alaska April/May of next year. Thanks for all the inputs.
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:40 PM   #6
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The key is the hinge. There are several different styles, so be sure the hinges are correct. Good luck
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:55 PM   #7
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Capt Dan,have you ever considered Max Air Covers over the entire Vent? You could leave your vents open while in storage to vent the Hot Fla. air.and they last way longer than the Thin Vent Lids! Youroo!!
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:11 PM   #8
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As youroo said the Max Air Covers are a good investment. If you have a Fantastic Fan, they also have covers for that which allow for more air movement. I've got them on all three of my vents.
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As youroo said the Max Air Covers are a good investment. If you have a Fantastic Fan, they also have covers for that which allow for more air movement. I've got them on all three of my vents.
Great Idea!! How much longer do you think they will last? Also, it looks like it will increase the height of the RV a few more inches. A very good input, I will look into. Looks very easy to install as per youtube!! Thank You!!
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The Max Air , etc. covers aren't any higher than your A/C's
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