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Old 02-06-2014, 07:57 AM   #1
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Automatic Vent

We currently have a 2014 27RLWS with the emerald package. DW heard that someone had replaced the vent in the master and in the salon with automatic rain sensing vents. I really don't want to remove the existing vents as I do not want to disturb the caulk and cause a potential leak.
Does anyone know a solution that utilizes the existing frame?
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:10 AM   #2
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MaxxAir vent covers!
Google that phrase and see for yourself.
With these you can leave the vent open even in pouring rain.

Installation is easy and a DIY job. You do not disturb the existing curb
or caulk.

Note: Dealers and many of us use self tapping sheet metal screws instead
of the screws and nuts that come with the vent. It's much easier to
install that way.
I recommend the hinged version so you can more easily clean the vent
covers. They do get grungy underneath after a year or 2.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:21 AM   #3
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X2 on the hinged MaxxAir vent covers. It's nice to have the option of leaving the vents open for some fresh air during the rain. Link:Airxcel | Maxxair | Rain Covers for Fans
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:16 PM   #4
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Same here. Max air vents are the way to go.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:47 PM   #6
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Like said Many times before (They should be one of those Standard Options)! Youroo!!
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #7
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Ditto on Maxxair

Ditto on Maxxair! I put 2 on our Surveyor and they work very well. Highly recommend them!
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:53 PM   #8
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l will be the odd one out. I have a Fantastic Vent Fan with the auto rain-sensing lid which works like a charm. However I went ahead and put a Fantastic Vent cover over the vent as I like the ability to leave the newt open in the pouring rain if need be.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:14 PM   #9
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Whatever works for you is what's important! I really like the Fantastic Vents and have had them on a previous trailer but could not afford them this time around but that rain sensor feature is cool.
How does that Equal-i-zer hitch work for you? While I have a Husky WD hitch, I might save up for a better hitch like yours if they work really well.
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Oh I don't mind at all being the odd one out - in fact that is often what I shoot for.

Equalizer - Let me put it this way. l have / use a CPAP for my sleep apnea - hate the bloody thing but it works! The Equalizer also works well, sets up in 2 minutes or less and is simple. Downside - it is noisy! The anti-sway function relies on metal-metal friction contact so there is a lot of creaking, moaning, groaning, howling as you meander through the campground looking for your spot, or turn at junctions on the road. IOW, slow speed manoeuvres.
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