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Old 03-24-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Fan-Tastic vent cover

Anybody have one on your A-Frame, is it worth it,does it help?
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:55 PM   #2
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Nope. Would not recommend. It would face forward as a scoop to the incoming wind stream while driving. It would probably get ripped off by the wind quite quickly.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:22 AM   #3
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It could work if you made it easy to remove. Maybe use Velcro. You would remove it for travel and install it before putting roof up. Always nice to get more ventilation when raining, but I think just opening the fan vent a little might accomplish the same thing.
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A Frames have an advantage over flat roof campers when it comes to the fan. On a flat roof, opening the fan more than a few inches exposes an area to the sky so water can fall straight in. On our sloped roof campers, the hood actual covers more area than the actual opening, providing some protection. With the hood open just enough to get the fan running, it will keep all direct rainfall out. I have had some splashing in during heavy rain, but not much.

I'd check it out in service during a rainstorm before spending the energy on the removable cover mod. But that's just me and where I camp, YMMV.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:28 PM   #5
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^ What he said ^
Good post
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Works For Me

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It could work if you made it easy to remove. Maybe use Velcro. You would remove it for travel and install it before putting roof up. Always nice to get more ventilation when raining, but I think just opening the fan vent a little might accomplish the same thing.
I installed one on my A-Frame. I only used 2 of the L brackets, on the outward side and used two SS thumbscrews for easy installation and removal. It only takes a moment or two and you're finished. The advantage is some ventilation while the camper is closed and extra protection while up in a bad rain storm when away from the camper.
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I installed one on my A-Frame. I only used 2 of the L brackets, on the outward side and used two SS thumbscrews for easy installation and removal. It only takes a moment or two and you're finished. The advantage is some ventilation while the camper is closed and extra protection while up in a bad rain storm when away from the camper.
Interesting. Got some pictures?
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Would rotating the install 90 deg allow a vent cover installation that would not fly off while under tow?
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[QUOTE=Pooneil;1143141]Interesting. Got some pictures?[/QUOTE)

I knew someone would ask for pics. lol
I won't have them for sometime, as the camper was returned to the factory last fall where they installed a new roof and other repairs from serious water damage. My dealer now has it ready for pickup, 3.5 hours from home. I won't be picking it up until all of the winter road salt is gone. The last few days a bad ice storm was in the area, therefore, more salt. Not knowing what repairs would be done, I removed everything from/off the camper before returning it to the dealer. When I reinstall it, I'll take the photos showing more detail.
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Would rotating the install 90 deg allow a vent cover installation that would not fly off while under tow?
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.
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