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Old 10-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #21
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If you run with the vent covers on and the vents open, you might not want to do it in the rain. The negative pressure created inside the camper would probably draw water in past your slide seals.
Otherwise, they are the bee's knees.
Hasn't happened in over 6 yrs, but I guess it could happen.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:57 PM   #22
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Hasn't happened in over 6 yrs, but I guess it could happen.
Have you ever checked?
I doubt most people would even think about it.
But it is simple fluid mechanics.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:51 AM   #23
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If you run with the vent covers on and the vents open, you might not want to do it in the rain. The negative pressure created inside the camper would probably draw water in past your slide seals.
Otherwise, they are the bee's knees.
I would think it would pull air in through the vent or vents before it could ever create enough suction to pull water through the slide seals.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #24
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Have you ever checked?
I doubt most people would even think about it.
But it is simple fluid mechanics.
Have pulled in some pretty heavy rain and never found any evidence of water intrusion around the slides or anywhere else. Don't think the negative pressure would be low enough to pull water in with all the other leaks in the campers.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #25
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I guess all I am saying is why would I do something that 'could' create a problem, when I don't have to?
I have always been a stickler for detail, and over the years that approach has saved me a heck of a lot of money and grief.
But everyone if free to do as they think best. There are no laws when it comes to personal preference, and that is the great thing about where we live!
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #26
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The maxxair vent covers were the first things I installed on my trailer on all 4 vents. They are never closed while traveling or for storage open 365 days a year. Had them on my old trailer and even after it was 10 years old it still smelled "new" everytime I would go in it. Having the power fan cover above the bed is a nice touch.
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