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Old 04-01-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
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Kitchen roof vent

I have a 303 rk. My kitchen roof vent faces toward the front of the rig. All other vents face toward the rear. Long story short, I drove into a 30mph headwind yesterday and got home to a broken roof vent, the entire vent needs to be replaced.

Has anyone ever replaced one?

Is it common for the hinges to be at the rear and open toward the front?

It made it for 8 hrs into the drive but must have had a lot of resistance or popped partially open sometime after that and caught the wind.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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I would guess it was installed backwards. Replace it as is and put on a Vent cover,then you can go down the road with it open,and no damage. Youroo!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Wait, you still have to turn it or leave it off to use a vent cover. Sorry. Youroo!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #4
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Thanks yooroo.


RV Guy,
Do you know if the kitchen vent should open to the rear or front of the rig? The bedroom has the hinged side to the front as well as the bathroom but the kitchen has the hinges to the rear.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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I've never seen one open to the front, it's suicidal for the vent even if its completely closed. Warranty!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #6
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X2 Warranty (even if its too old for that)!

Sure sounds like a manufacturing defect to me.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:06 AM   #7
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No vent lid or vent cover should ever be installed to open or face toward the tow end or front of unit (forward). Whom ever installed yours got confused and for QC not to catch the mistake is rediculous.
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X2 Warranty (even if its too old for that)!

Sure sounds like a manufacturing defect to me.
X3. And the dealer didn't even catch it??? I'd take a pic and send it to Forest River so they can see why there needs to be more quality control on the line.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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I will post pic tonight.


Any 303 RK owners out there that can tell me which way there kitchen roof vent opens?
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I will post pic tonight.


Any 303 RK owners out there that can tell me which way there kitchen roof vent opens?
Sounds like a Monday car prank! Agree factory should help with that and most certainly the hing is in the front. If powered theres plenty of wire lead to turn it around.
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