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Old 05-01-2016, 09:53 PM   #1
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Hail Hail ?

Friday hooked up and brought brand new Flagstaff home. Drive became our camping site for the weekend do to rain. First night in camper --- terrible storm with hail and now I have two broken vent covers. Bummer. Never heard noise like that before. It was like we were in a bucket and someone was beating it with a hammer. No other damage that I can see. Here is my thought -- tell me good or bad --- are there aluminum ones I can replace the plastic with so not to have to do this again ? Second question -- I would like to replace the three fold couch with a two seater Lazyboy couch. If it measures right and fits, do I have to worry about difference in weights since it will be on a slide out?
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:00 AM   #2
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Sorry for your damage, I can't imagine what the noise was like. My wife and I lived in Sullivan, MO for about 10 years from '86-'96. We bought Jim Eaton's old house on Vine Street. Lots of great memories and friendships in Sullivan. We drove through last weekend and it is hard to recognize it any more due to all the growth. Good luck with your questions.

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Sorry for your damage, I can't imagine what the noise was like. My wife and I lived in Sullivan, MO for about 10 years from '86-'96. We bought Jim Eaton's old house on Vine Street. Lots of great memories and friendships in Sullivan. We drove through last weekend and it is hard to recognize it any more due to all the growth. Good luck with your questions.

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?? Did I miss something here.. Who is Jim Eaton and what does Sullivan have to do with OP?

Seems to me a 3 fold couch might be heavier than two seater lazy boy couch but don't know for sure. It probably won't matter. They don't say anything about max user weight. I weigh a lot and others do not. I can't see or have I heard of max weight on a slide. We have 4 people over for dinner and sit at the dining table which is on a slide. Don't see a problem there.

Here is a start on the metal cover... https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-an...2110SP-24.html
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Thanks. He knows I am in SULLIVAN. Jim is a person here in town that,s all he was referring too. I will order those vents. I would imagine all standard size ?
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?? Did I miss something here.. Who is Jim Eaton and what does Sullivan have to do with OP?

Seems to me a 3 fold couch might be heavier than two seater lazy boy couch but don't know for sure. It probably won't matter. They don't say anything about max user weight. I weigh a lot and others do not. I can't see or have I heard of max weight on a slide. We have 4 people over for dinner and sit at the dining table which is on a slide. Don't see a problem there.

Here is a start on the metal cover... https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-an...2110SP-24.html

Thanks for that link with metal vent covers. I, also, lost a plastic cover a few years ago due to hail so will be replacing mine with these!
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?? Did I miss something here.. Who is Jim Eaton and what does Sullivan have to do with OP?
It had nothing to do with the original post in answering the question. It had everything to do with making a connection with another human being who:
1) I felt sorry for the situation they were in
2) I went through similar storms in Missouri this week
3) I once lived in the same town he did and probably know mutual friends
4) I was interested in offering support and encouragement to even if I couldn't solve his problem
5) I should have sent a PM to instead so it didn't upset or confuse anyone. My bad, it won't happen again.

Relax, it's all good. No one died or was hurt. And you helped with his question. Way to go!

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Old 05-02-2016, 07:27 AM   #7
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Before I would use Metal Lid's on the Vents and Ex Fans,I would give Real Heavy thought to "MaxAire Covers" They will allow you to do Much more than a Solid Lid! Also they will "Withstand Super Heavy Hail" for years plus All the other Benefits of MaxAir Covers! Youroo!! PS A Brand NEW Flagstaff should have came with "MaxAir Cover/Covers,how did they fair from the Hail?
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2016 Flagstaff with Factory MaxAir covers,on display at Goshen Frog Rally! Youroo!!
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Ditto on the newer Max Air covers. The newer ones are now hinged...I am not sure if all of their covers are but the larger ones for powered vents are. That makes it a whole lot easier to get in and clean them.

Plus you can keep them open when it rains if you like.

On the downside the cost would be needing to buy a new vent lid and a Max Air cover so would be probably $50.00 to $75.00 total per setup....guessing as I think plastic 14x14 lids go for around $15.00 and the Max Airs go for around $30.00 to $60.00-ish depending on the model and where you buy/order from. The covers for powered vents are more than just the non powered vents...

I just ordered the MaxxAir II RV covers and put them on all of them powered or not.
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