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Old 10-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #11
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I suppose it depends on what you call 'winter'
.... in the Pacific Northwest we get a wet winter and some snow, not the 5 to 6 feet of snow as some might think.

I used a full cover on my previous 5th wheel and only left 1 vent "slightly" open...just a crack.
Here ..the winter temps do dip below freezing so I always left a heater inside that would come on at 3 to 4 degrees above freezing.
Also when the trailer is closed up for the winter I leave a "Stor-Dry" unit running. It combats mold, mildew and dampness by circulating the air with a 'low' heat continuously....fan and heat element draw 90 watts.
I did all this to combat any moisture problems and it seemed to work.

However, if your 'winter' is in a area of temperatures that do not go below freezing... I would definitely want to leave all the roof vent open a certain amount for air circulation.
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:40 PM   #12
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X2 Have them on both vent fans (including a fantastic fan) and we love them.

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X3 the other is a waste of money in my opinion
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:59 PM   #13
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Slight theft of thread: Do those of you with vent covers leave the vents open or closed when you put on your trailer cover for the winter?
Open. And we do get well below freezing here in central Indiana.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:26 PM   #14
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Slight theft of thread: Do those of you with vent covers leave the vents open or closed when you put on your trailer cover for the winter?
Should have also mentioned that I have no power available while in storage. Also no maxxair cover, so I'd have to put a 2x4 or something under the vent cover before installing the ADCO cover.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:52 AM   #15
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In our area on the SW Alberta prairies, it's dry, dusty, and windy. I keep my vents closed in the winter, and have never had a problem with condensation. If I left them open even a bit, we'd have a layer of fine dust everywhere, and then I'd have to deal with a mad wife.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:58 AM   #16
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We have the vent covers over all our vents and leave them open while at home but I close them while traveling just to help keep the dust down inside.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:15 PM   #17
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I installed the MaxAir 11's on all our vents, 2 powered and 1 not...no issues and an easy install....other than being able to keep vents open, it also helps to protect the factory vent covers...plus helps keep some sunlight out.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:20 PM   #18
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[QUOTE=Islander;714107
Also when the trailer is closed up for the winter I leave a "Stor-Dry" unit running. It combats mold, mildew and dampness by circulating the air with a 'low' heat continuously....fan and heat element draw 90 watts.
I did all this to combat any moisture problems and it seemed to work.
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Do tell what is a stor dry?..
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:55 AM   #19
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The "Stor-Dry" (Click for web link) is a 110 volt small low power draw fan/heater.

For my size of 5th wheel I should have 2 Stor-Drys running, but as mentioned (above) I have another heater set to come on at just above freezing temperatures.
In warmer climates perhaps the Stor-Dry is not necessary when unit is stored.
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #20
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Slight theft of thread: Do those of you with vent covers leave the vents open or closed when you put on your trailer cover for the winter?
I take my create a breeze cover off entirely for the winter so the camper cover fits better. I like the create a breeze vent cover cause it has a high flow rate (according to their tests) and it pop's right off with 4 clips.

It's called Fan-tastic Ultrabreeze Vent Cover and it is a little bit more $$$ as any higher quality product would be.
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