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Old 02-19-2016, 11:27 PM   #1
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Roof Vent Opening by Itself?

So I just replace a cracked vent. No it opens by itself. I close it, take off and a few miles down the road, it's open approximately 45 degrees. Anybody have this issue? How did you fix it? I'm think the air flow is causing some type of vibration that's causing the vent to open itself. I'm thinking of tie tie wrapping it or alternatively installing a magic vent but really don't want to do that.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:29 PM   #2
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I have had mine close its self before I put the Max Air covers on but never heard them opening, weird.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:51 PM   #3
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Yea that seems more logical. I was watching a youtube video of a guy that had the same problem and put a cover over it to prevent it. He though he had a ghost, ha. I might have one also. I tightened it up pretty tight to day, we'll see.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:14 PM   #4
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The vent in our Coachmen Leprechaun 230CB is opening by itself. Three separate times I have found it fully opened. In every case it was windy and we were traveling on I90 in Montana between 60-65mph. Anyone have a fix?
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:43 PM   #5
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Maybe a Velcro strap to the plastic frame? Something to stop the crank from turning.

I'm guessing the vent is acting like an airfoil by creating lift and as long as the crank handle is allowed to turn, the vent will open.
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:10 PM   #6
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I will try it, it sure is crazy...
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:15 PM   #7
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Had one in a conversion van once upon a long time ago that did that.
Took a small wire hook and fastened under one of the screen screws and then used a rubber band from the hook to the crank to keep it from opening.
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We had that happen once on one of ours while driving, making sure it was really tightly cranked solved it. Then a few months later we put one of those vent covers over it and haven't seen a problem since
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:13 PM   #9
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Yes the first time it happened I thought well I just forgot it open but it's happening often now I think I have a ghost in the trailer.
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:50 PM   #10
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I asked someone at Bretz RV in Montana yesterday, and he looked at me like I was crazy
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