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Old 09-03-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question vent on rear outside

on the exterior rear of the trailer is a vent that is above the window and just below the curve of the roof. does anyone know the purpose of this?
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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on the exterior rear of the trailer is a vent that is above the window and just below the curve of the roof. does anyone know the purpose of this?

I have one outside of the kitchen window as well as the one on the rear close to the roof line.

I thought it was a water tank vent instead of the pipe going all the way up thru the roof. Maybe someone will know the real purpose.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:48 PM   #4
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does anyone know the purpose of this?
It's there so the wasps have at least one more place to build a nest.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:51 PM   #5
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thats it, I only have the one above the window. I want to know because I saw an ant cruise around it the other day. Depending on what it is I might want to put some screen over it.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:15 PM   #6
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thats it, I only have the one above the window. I want to know because I saw an ant cruise around it the other day. Depending on what it is I might want to put some screen over it.


I have some screen mesh I can put under the plastic cover.
No mud dobbers getting in there.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:53 PM   #7
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Same here! Inquiring minds want to know! My camper has the same vents
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:35 PM   #8
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Heres the response I got from Forest River.
"Probably the condensation vent, with out seeing it."
I will send him a picture so he can see it, should know something by Tuesday.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:40 PM   #9
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I wonder what a "condensation vent" is?
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:15 PM   #10
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It's most likely to vent the deferents in temperature between the walls. This will help in releasing the moisture trapped between the lamination.


Just a guess on my part.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:27 PM   #11
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I got my answer. per Forest River warranty rep:
"It is the condensation vent. Are you having issues with it?"
"It is attached to the aluminum channel on the roof and helps vent the roof through the framing channels."
I asked:
"Would it be possible to cover it with window screen to prevent wasps and ants from getting in? thanks for all the info!"
his reply:
"That shouldn’t be a problem."
So now I know, I will get some screen and cover it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:55 PM   #12
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I believe that the vent outside the kitchen window is for the galley tank. I've back flushed the galley tank and had water come out this vent when the tank is full.

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Old 09-08-2010, 06:52 PM   #13
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Attic vent?
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:10 AM   #14
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We took our trailer for winter storage yesterday. Our dealer says the same as the Forest River rep...attic vent. I noticed ours has a screen of sorts under the vent which is a piece of black plastic with some holes (approx 1/8") in it. So, likely no wasps in the attic....just under the vent cover. Maybe if it gets a fairly fine screen installed, the screen ought be checked to ensure it's clear and doesn't prevent the space from "breathing" properly?
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