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Old 08-29-2016, 02:16 PM   #1
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Should Maxxair vent covers be closed when traveling?

We have one in the bathroom and one over the front bed. Not sure if they can be left open while traveling. If so, what about during rain while on the road?
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:20 PM   #2
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Oops, i meant shoukd the vents be closed. They have the Maxxair covers on them
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:22 PM   #3
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We have one in the bathroom and one over the front bed. Not sure if they can be left open while traveling. If so, what about during rain while on the road?
Leaving the vent covers open is fine, even going down the road in the rain. I leave my cover open all of the time, rain/shine/traveling or sitting.
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We've traveled with ours open many times and some in the rain. No problem. We did notice that the vents tend to get grungy underneath faster when driving with them open. But they need a cleaning about once a year either way you go really.... Gotta love them! We've dry camped in pouring rain and
had our fan on over our bed and stayed dry. Without them we'd have been sweltering in a closed up trailer!

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I run down the road all the time with my vents open about an inch with Maxxair covers.
Zero problems.
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Thats the whole reason to have MaxxAire covers, so you can leave the vents open while traveling or if it rains.

The covers protect the vent covers from being beat to death while traveling down the road.

When your sitting in your pristine campsite nd it start to rain. The covers prevent the rain from getting into the open vents.

NOW - All of this is requisite that the covers are installed properly. i.e. they don't really mount to the roof, but are attached to the vent itself with 4 "L" brackets
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We leave ours open on our fifth wheel and it pulls the warm air out while traveling allowing us to cool it down faster once we arrive. We also leave the vents open about an inch when we put it away to allow a little ventilation. Keeps moisture from building up inside. Add a closet damp rid and we never have moisture problems.
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Mine have never been closed in two years.
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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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Thats the whole reason to have MaxxAire covers, so you can leave the vents open while traveling or if it rains.

The covers protect the vent covers from being beat to death while traveling down the road.

When your sitting in your pristine campsite nd it start to rain. The covers prevent the rain from getting into the open vents.

NOW - All of this is requisite that the covers are installed properly. i.e. they don't really mount to the roof, but are attached to the vent itself with 4 "L" brackets
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