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Old 04-25-2015, 08:55 PM   #11
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X2 On battery box vent. Should be mounted near the bottom of the propane compartment is it is propane vent.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:59 PM   #12
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X2 On battery box vent. Should be mounted near the bottom of the propane compartment is it is propane vent.
Neither of mine are at the bottom on my 5er. I think they just let air in and the fumes vent out the bottom thru the NUMEROUS holes in the belly.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:05 PM   #13
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I believe it's called a "louvered" vent, but good luck finding one just like it. They make similar ones for the enclosed cargo trailers.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:10 PM   #14
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Neither of mine are at the bottom on my 5er. I think they just let air in and the fumes vent out the bottom thru the NUMEROUS holes in the belly.
Let's hear it for the fumes
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:15 PM   #15
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WEST MARINE Louvered Flush Hose Vents | West Marine
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:37 PM   #16
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OK, found it...

Battery Box Louver, White, Bulk Packaging | 898500 | A10-3300 | VALTERRA PRODUCTS, INC. :: RV Outlet Mall

They are $1.99 and I need 2 each. Plus $5 "handling" and $13 fedex shipping. $20 for $4 worth of parts? Not gonna happen. But at least I have a part number.

Apparently there is no such thing as an "LP compartment vent" even though every 5th wheel has them.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:52 PM   #17
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Try this: http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A10-3.../dp/B00HSO0EY8
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:56 PM   #18
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Or this: Valterra A10 3300 White Louvered Battery Box Vent Bulk | eBay
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:58 PM   #19
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Found them here:

https://www.rvsupplyparts.com/index.php

For $1.88 each and reasonable shipping so I got some DICOR lap seal as well.
Thanks for all the clues. I'd still be looking for "LP compartment vents" which is what it does, but what it IS is a battery box vent.

Go figure.

BTW, the LP bottle compartment has virtually no floor, any leaked gas just falls out the bottom. This little vent just lets in some air to keep ventilation moving.
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Correct - a battery compartment vent.

Mine has a black cover completely over the battery with a flexible ~2.5" hose going up to this vent.
This is to vent the hydrogen from the charging battery. Hydrogen is lighter than air, so it needs to go up. Venting the hydrogen is important due to its highly explosive nature. (ref: Hindenburg)

As opposed to propane which is heavy, so it vents down through the open propane compartment floors. That's why boats typically don't use propane for cooking in the galley. It would pool in the hull creating a possible explosion hazard.
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