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Old 04-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by sideout1961 View Post
For any new owners out there that was not told ( like me )that there are tabs outside on the vent that have to be released for the vent to open. I don't know if it's like this on all campers but would have liked to have told. Found it just by accident.
Ditto! Also, when they are open and there is a stiff breeze, the flapper on the vent rattles and slaps enough to drive us nuts. We only open when cooking, but has anyone else experienced this and found a quick-fix?

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #12
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They can be difficult to open. As Oakman says, just when you think something is going to break ...

As also mentioned, you do want to close the flap when towing or you will be replacing it.

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:27 AM   #13
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Working on a fix right now to be able to open & close the vent from inside. Will post pictures if I succeed.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #14
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Thought it was going to break but got it open. Flap sure doesn't move very much though. Glad someone posted this or mine would have never been open.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #15
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Took the fan out of the hood, figured out how to control the flap, went out to remove the cover on the flap and lo and behold there are no screws holding it on. It is glued to the side of the trailer with no way to remove it. Decided we will just leave it unlatched and put a clothespin on the cover to keep it from rattling in the wind or use the clothespin to hold it open. Foiled by the fickle finger of fate once again.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:32 AM   #16
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I may be taking a risk here, but I leave mine open while traveling. Have not had any problems. Will close them on a cold night to prevent cold air from coming in.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #17
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I agree with Oakman this newer style is really hard to open, I have this style on my 2012 264 surveyor.

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