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Old 03-27-2016, 12:09 PM   #11
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I think you need to rotate it 180 deg for road travel. To me, this would be a nuisance as I wouldn't be able to open the vent when closed for ventilation. If you need to take it off to turn it around, why not just put it inside for safe travel. I'm just using two thumbscrews on the outside/roadside while closed or parked, for convenience. For highway travel, you would need to mount it more securely and you can't reach the inside/curbside of the camper without a ladder or climbing on the roof.
I was talking about rotating the "fan assembly" 90 deg which would allow the cover to be permanently installed sideways and not have the blunt front end of it in the airstream. I think it may be aerodynamic enough in this configuration. I am talking of course about a MAX/AIR cover. Oh well, maybe not a good idea to explore.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:29 PM   #12
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Oops, sorry about that. I missed what you were getting at.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:40 PM   #13
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Given the shape of the cover, it would still present a pretty big wind dam up there. But that is not to say it wouldn't work. Anyway it is an interesting solution. Let us know if you try it.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:44 PM   #14
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I knew someone would ask for pics. lol
Yes, whenever you get the chance. It will help others who have the same question. I'm interested in seeing the solution too.
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:58 PM   #15
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If the fantastic vent cover mounts the same on an A-frame as it does on a popup, you can remove the cover in about 10 seconds. Just pull the four clips out of the pins and lift it off. When I wash mine I pull off the cover to wash under it.
To install, reverse....
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I installed a fantastic vent cover with Velcro (Velcro on the vent cover and Velcro on top of the roof where it meets with the lip of the vent cover). I take the cover off during movement and mount it again prior to raising the roof and walls.


Other comments correct - 1) Could never permanently mount and travel with the cover in the correct position (open end of the cover on the forward side or facing the tow vehicle) as it would get caught by the wind and get ripped off. 2) I had concerns about using the fan with rain/wind possibly allowing water to enter. The cover ensures that no rain enters from the roof while using the fan no matter how hard it rains or how hard the wind is blowing the rain around.


I store the cover in my forward storage compartment on my A128S. Works out very well for us so we can always have air movement in the camper even during rain storms.
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:02 AM   #17
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Sorry, meant to add a pic yesterday with my response. This cover works very well for us.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:53 PM   #18
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Interesting. Got some pictures?
Finally did the re-install of the roof vent cover. I used SS fittings and only did it on the outside as you can't reach the other side without a ladder. I only had to use two screws to fasten the brackets to the fan housing. Before breaking camp, I only need to remove two nuts and off it comes. This is adequate for camping or parked and I just leave it on the bed while travelling. It's a Camco cover and is suitable for my use. You can't raise the vent to its highest point but high enough to have great air movement. I find the fan very good for exhausting warm air with a window opened a bit.
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