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Old 08-28-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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Vent cap for older model

I went to Bristol this last weekend and on the way back we lost a vent cap. I have been looking at Camping world and it is hard to tell which one I need. I have an older model, 1997 Sandpiper model #30RKSS. The vent cover I need is the one over the bed that is approximently 12X12 on the inside and 14X14 on the outside. It is so confusing when you look at the different brands as to which one is right. any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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You could replace the whole thing since they are all made to fit a 14x14 opening. If it were me I'd think seriously about installing a fan or "power vent" at this time.

While you're on the roof look at the other caps since they are all the same age. You might prevent a failure.
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I have thought of that but I am not sure how to get power to it.
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I have thought of that but I am not sure how to get power to it.
We also had a plain vent over our bed. When I removed the inside
trim in preparation to installing a MaxxAir fan I found they had routed
ceiling lights right through the opening!!
I simply spliced into a ceiling light wire and bingo-- fan power!!

You might be this lucky especially of you have ceiling lights in the
vicinity. Take off the inside trim and have a look see.....
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I have thought of that but I am not sure how to get power to it.
Odds are there is power near the vent. I think most RV makers have been doing that for awhile. But as stated, if you can fish around up there and find the nearest light fixure then you're all set.

In fact (it's so easy for me to spend your money) if I had a 10 year old trailer with a busted vent, I'd not only go with one or more fans, but while I'm up there replace all the others and add vent covers, too.

Just spend the whole labor day weekend up on the roof of the trailer fixing stuff.
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I pulled the trim ring and there is power there so my possibilities have risen
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I pulled the trim ring and there is power there so my possibilities have risen
Just make sure it's 12 vdc for a fan and not a 120 vac for an air conditioner!

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