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Old 09-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #21
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I'm not sure what you mean by "vent covers". The fan in the ceiling already has a cover, so I'm just a little confused.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #22
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My two vents have covers, too, but often we install a vent cover like the one shown below - The Maxxair II. This allows the vent to be opened while in the rain or driving.



I installed the Fan/Mate to be used with the fan in the bathroom.

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #23
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Yep, this is right out of the manual and should have been mentioned during your PDI.
x2!

we had another thread about the same thing, not that long ago.
PDI's must be getting worse and worse, since this is an important thing for new owners to do and it seems that many weren't informed by the dealer.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #24
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I also agree that burning off the oil and such is a good idea on a new camper. When I went to pick our camper and go through the walk through, the sevice tech actually had the furnace running and burned off the oil before we went through it. Was surprised to see that but was glad he did it, one less thing for me to do.
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My two vents have covers, too, but often we install a vent cover like the one shown below - The Maxxair II. This allows the vent to be opened while in the rain or driving.



I installed the Fan/Mate to be used with the fan in the bathroom.

fwiw: These are great products for traditional RVs & campers, but this style vent cover will not work on an Aframe's vent.

When the roof of an Aframe is folded down, the vent lid's opening end is front facing. Parked in the campsite, we raise the roof and the vent lid opens downward, as designed, to cover the vent and fan. With this configuration Aframe owners must be extra careful be in the habit of locking the vent lid closed in the preparation for travel.

If installed in the correct postion, the Maxxair style covers' vented part would be forward facing during travel. It just wouldn't work on an Aframe.

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Doh!!

That's good to know. Makes a lot of sense.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #27
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Yea, that was my thinking on the MaxAir vents re not good for AFrame.

Just as an FYI - We established a rule that ANY time the roof fan is off, it has to be closed AND locked, lest we forget. It can never be closed and NOT locked.

One time it was closed and I didn't lock it, and never noticed until I was driving down the highway a few mins after we left the campsite. Luckily it was still on slow roads (under 40mph) so it didn't get ripped off. But going forward was the insistence on always locking when closed.
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