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Old 11-02-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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vents and a/c covers

Hi all, wondering if anyone has used or reccomends vent or a/c covers for winter and if so what brand do you use?
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
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MaxAir vent covers should be on a RV all the Time! A/C covers are standard. Youroo!!
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:49 AM   #3
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If I had to store mine out in the weather, I'd be looking seriously, at some sort of cover for the whole roof. I couple of long poles(broom handles? one on each side of the trailer to walk it over), to ease it into place. Some bungees to fasten it down?? Anything like that. The roof, is tougher to change, then weather worn vent covers. Just my $.02. Do a search for camper and RV covers here on the forums. I'll bet there's a bunch of good info here.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:16 AM   #4
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Hi all,
I live in Vermont where we have winter for 6 months! Covering your Camper is frowned on here as we get lots of ice and snow, so unless your cover is absolutely water tight it can damage the roof as ice can form between the cover and the roof. I have heard of folks tearing up their roof on the camper trying to get the cover off too soon in the spring. We put an a/c cover on and have had vent covers installed to help keep snow out. Also we load up the inside with Bounce dryer sheets to keep the mice out. Sounds crazy but it works!


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Old 11-08-2014, 08:07 AM   #5
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How does ice form between the roof and cover but not on the cover itself?
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #6
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I'm guessing it probably sits on both sides of the cover, I would think a cover would be more beneficial from UV rays and sun damage in hot climates than protecting from snow which is going to sit on the roof anyway whether there is a cover there or not


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Old 11-08-2014, 10:03 AM   #7
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Condensation forms between the cover and the roof then freezes the cover to the roof. I thought about getting one but the wind here would shred it. I put an AC cover on and the covers over the vents and make sure and clean the roof and seal it to protect from uv. Any of the covers for the vent will work look at them all and see what works best for you got mine at Walmart for $20 for the vents the one for the bathroom vent got at the dealer $80 about the same on Amazon.
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Ok so a/c cover goes over with elastic? Are the other vent covers attached differently and are the other covers a big concern because they have crank down covers already that is fine for sitting at the dealer over the winter just wondering the direction I should go


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Some of the crank down covers are rather flimsy and by adding the cover over the crank down you have other advantages. You can open the vents even if it is raining, if you have to clean the roof of snow you can tell where the vents are so you don't damage them when you clean snow off.
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Got it, thanks a lot for your help !


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