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Old 12-15-2017, 06:32 AM   #1
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Vent pipes on 5th wheel

Vent pipes have pipe covers on them. The covers have holes in them. Some of the covers have holes in them some have sealant in the holes. How should it be?
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:43 AM   #2
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I assuming you are referring to the 'hole' in the top of the cap?

Many OEM style vent pipe covers have a screw inside that 'hole' to attach the cap.
I've seen some that didn't have screws but had a dab of sealant in the hole to hold the cap.
I've seen some that had a screw covered with sealant and some with a screw but no sealant. I've also seen a few that 'snapped on' instead of having a screw and others that just had dabs of sealant on the three little legs to hold them on.

Seems there is no standard attaching method just whatever the guy had with him the day he was putting them on at the factory.

Attached is a photo that might help you understand.
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Most of these Caps win the" Brittle" award of all the Roof Plastic Pieces! Vent Lids run a close second unless covered by a MaxxAir type Cover! The sealant in the screw hole is used just to make it Harder to remove and break off the stud it screws into! PS Replace these with the "Push on type/that have metal Barbs that go Inside the vent pipe! Youroo!!
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Vent pipes have pipe covers on them. The covers have holes in them. Some of the covers have holes in them some have sealant in the holes. How should it be?
If you cover the vent pipe, what is it's purpose? Please understand I have had the 5w for around 15 months and pulled it around 5000 miles. So I am a newbie, but thoroughly enjoy it.Click image for larger version

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If you cover the vent pipe, what is it's purpose? Please understand I have had the 5w for around 15 months and pulled it around 5000 miles. So I am a newbie, but thoroughly enjoy it.Attachment 158383
You are not sealing off the vent pipe... just covering it so debris and rain can't enter. It still vents.

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If you cover the vent pipe, what is it's purpose? Please understand I have had the 5w for around 15 months and pulled it around 5000 miles. So I am a newbie, but thoroughly enjoy it.Attachment 158383
If you notice most vent Pipes just Slide thru the Roof Flange and are NOT sealed/caulked around the pipe,thus the Cover/Bonett comes down and also allows air flow but prevents water from entering under the Roof area! Youroo!!
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If you notice most vent Pipes just Slide thru the Roof Flange and are NOT sealed/caulked around the pipe,thus the Cover/Bonett comes down and also allows air flow but prevents water from entering under the Roof area! Youroo!!
Thanks. Makes sense to me. Camper still smells new. Must be working. Smile, I am.Click image for larger version

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Thanks. Makes sense to me. Camper still smells new. Must be working. Smile, I am.Attachment 158385
Hard to tell from your nighttime photo but with the awning out and the sunscreen attached, be sure you get some awning hold down brackets and poles. Do a forum search.
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junk... plan junk. remove them and install Cyclones... you'll thank us later.
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junk... plan junk. remove them and install Cyclones... you'll thank us later.
Thanks. There is a lot of junk out there.
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