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Old 02-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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This vent cover is 1.5 years old. It started leaking last night, jiust a drip. It fell apart this morning when I changed it. It was pitted and cracked. Is this normal for newer RV's? Used to last for at least 5 years. BTW the mfg. Hong left his calling card in the frame. Maybe not a good idea. Replaced with Camco "Ventline" design.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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We have Maxair's on all of our vents. Helps prevent the plastic from the sun. If the vent does get to this state will not leak.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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if we pay a little extra as I did recently
my new one is suppose to last way longer
it was almost twice the price as the cheap one

we'll see

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Once you get it repaired/replaced install MaxxAir like caper suggested. It'll help protect the thin cover from the sun (UV rays).
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Once you get it repaired/replaced install MaxxAir like caper suggested. It'll help protect the thin cover from the sun (UV rays).
What he said
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #6
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We have Maxair's on all of our vents. Helps prevent the plastic from the sun. If the vent does get to this state will not leak.
Same here, found at CW on sale years ago and the Silver Colored ones match the Painted AC Units pretty good. They also enable me to keep the vents open and set the t-stats on the fans to run and keep the heat down during the summer.
We have 2 Fantastic Fans, one in the kitchen and one in the rear bath. Then there is a standard bath fan in the powder room. Leave all 3 open all season unless we are using the AC.
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Maxxair II | Latest

Newer version, Maxxair II look more streamlined then mine but serve the same purpose.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:22 AM   #8
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Thanks all for your suggestions, the Max II with its sideways mounting to existing vent frame in lieu of roof holes looks best. Just sad the design of the toppers has gone backwards!
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The same thing happened to my vent in < 1 year. Replaced under warranty but same quality. I did put some 303 protectant on it in the hopes it may help. But the really CHEAP vent covers just do not last.
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This vent cover is 1.5 years old. It started leaking last night, jiust a drip. It fell apart this morning when I changed it. It was pitted and cracked. Is this normal for newer RV's? Used to last for at least 5 years. BTW the mfg. Hong left his calling card in the frame. Maybe not a good idea. Replaced with Camco "Ventline" design.
I think they should last about 5 yrs anyways. Do you cover the trailer in the winter.I don't but I crank my up so when the snow melts it run off faster. My old trailer was 10 yrs old and they wasn't never replace.
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