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Old 09-23-2010, 02:16 PM   #11
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I was looking into this as well...found what I wanted at RV Wholesalers but waited to order until I got home last night to check up on the roof to see how installation would go. I found out that the vents themselves...or atleast the sil around the vents are covered very heavily with the sealer FR applies upon manufacturing. I was under the impression that these covers were bolted to the frame/sil that goes around the vent. There is no way I can attach these covers without removing the sealer/caulking or I have to drill into the roof around the vents. I have a 2011 Shamrock 233s. Is this something new or am I missing the intent to install?
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:28 PM   #12
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I was looking into this as well...found what I wanted at RV Wholesalers but waited to order until I got home last night to check up on the roof to see how installation would go. I found out that the vents themselves...or atleast the sil around the vents are covered very heavily with the sealer FR applies upon manufacturing. I was under the impression that these covers were bolted to the frame/sil that goes around the vent. There is no way I can attach these covers without removing the sealer/caulking or I have to drill into the roof around the vents. I have a 2011 Shamrock 233s. Is this something new or am I missing the intent to install?
The covers are bolted with 8-32's or something close to that size. Don't remove any caulking around the vent. The caulk is soft, I pushed the mount brackets into the caulk a bit and then drilled holes in the side of the vent cover (not the roof). The vents don't have to sit tight on the roof (mine are off about a 1/4" - to me this is fine, the vents won't rub on the rubber roof). Get the maxxair 2's you can open and clean underneath very easily.

My two cents....
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:37 PM   #13
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X2 on what shineysideup said

I actually just installed several on my new 5er.
They take about 10 minutes each.
I decided to use pop-rivets instead of the supplied screw/bolts.

You never want to puncture the roof membrane unless absolutely necessary.
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:09 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info...so they bolt to the sides of the vent frame in a horizontal position rather a vertical attachment...gotcha.
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:19 PM   #15
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Check out this web page. It has a quick installation video.

MaxxAirII Install
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:26 PM   #16
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Here is the link to the MaxxAir II installation. http://www.maxxair.com/doc_download/...tallation.html
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I am not sure what color Black or white anyone have the smoke color?
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When pre-drilling holes into the frame for the brackets, I recommend putting a piece of paper or thin cardboard on the caulk to protect it (i.e., between power drill and caulk). Otherwise the spinning chuck will do a job on the caulk...don't ask how I know that.
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I am not sure what color Black or white anyone have the smoke color?
I prefer white... it doesn't pick up the heat from the sun in the summer as would black or smoke colour...
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When pre-drilling holes into the frame for the brackets, I recommend putting a piece of paper or thin cardboard on the caulk to protect it (i.e., between power drill and caulk). Otherwise the spinning chuck will do a job on the caulk...don't ask how I know that.

Make that two pieces of cardboard... another one for the tools! I took my shoes off also, just in case there was something stuck in the soles...
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