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Old 08-30-2016, 07:00 PM   #21
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vents open.

After a long haul with the bathroom vent open there was dust and road grit on the br floor and on top of the toilet seat on arrival. Not much to clean.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:10 PM   #22
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DON'T Leave vents open when driving on gravel or dirt roads! The Maxxair vents create a suction and fine silty dirt will invade your trailer through the smallest of holes! How do I know this?😳
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:27 PM   #23
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Hot are rises...... let the hot air out of the unit.
I can only speak for myself on this but I camp on top of a good size hill and we always have a breeze blowing, When the a/c unit is running we do close the vent, the air blows the warmer air into the camper unless we run the fan. I have the fan on the thermostat, when the temp drops below the set point and the fan stops the lid gets closed. Other that that it's open 24/7 parked or rolling!
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:29 PM   #24
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Hot are rises...... let the hot air out of the unit.

That works to a point, but the AC will pull some outside air in from the vents. Much worse with 90+ degrees and really humid. Took me awhile on the last trailer to figure out why I wasn't cooling down.

I've found recently that running with both vents open and one fan running while traveling speeds things up well. Shut the vents and turn the ac on when I get there.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:34 PM   #25
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That works to a point, but the AC will pull some outside air in from the vents. Much worse with 90+ degrees and really humid. Took me awhile on the last trailer to figure out why I wasn't cooling down.

I've found recently that running with both vents open and one fan running while traveling speeds things up well. Shut the vents and turn the ac on when I get there.
I agree. My practice is not a matter of physics but experience. I forgot to close my single vent. It's in the bathroom which has no A/C vent. The rest of the trailer cooled off BUT when I went into the bathroom, it was stiflingly hot. I closed the vent and the bathroom cooled off post haste.
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I think the reason we install covers is so we can leave them open !!!
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:07 PM   #27
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Emphasis on having them installed properly...ie...screen facing the rear of trailer! Would seem to be common sense but this summer I saw a guy going down the highway and he had his the wrong way...was facing front of trlr...in his case any rain would get driven in! I would even think there could be a risk of that cover getting torn off just with the head wind getting into it....Not so common sense to everyone I guess!
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I close mine when I'm running the A/C. At all other times, it is almost fully open.

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Emphasis on having them installed properly...ie...screen facing the rear of trailer! Would seem to be common sense but this summer I saw a guy going down the highway and he had his the wrong way...was facing front of trlr...in his case any rain would get driven in! I would even think there could be a risk of that cover getting torn off just with the head wind getting into it....Not so common sense to everyone I guess!
Hard to believe the actuall crank up vent is installed facing forward.
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Hard to believe the actuall crank up vent is installed facing forward.
The thread is about vent covers. I believe someone installed a cover backwards... not the vent lid itself.
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