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Old 10-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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vent opening in transit

Several times while travelling down the road the ceiling vent in our TT has opened by itself. We KNOW it was closed when we set out. Is there an easy way to fasten it shut? The plastic crank does not seem to have any locking mechanism.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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In my past trailers and 5th wheel we just cranked them down hard before travelling. If you have excessive bumpy roads or maybe some tire bounce may shake the trailer to loosen it open.
Have you ever considered havinging someone in the trailer for a test run and see what might be happening backe there?
Just a thought.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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I just close them and then tighten the crank a 1/8 turn more and they stay closed.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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Several times while travelling down the road the ceiling vent in our TT has opened by itself. We KNOW it was closed when we set out. Is there an easy way to fasten it shut? The plastic crank does not seem to have any locking mechanism.
Put MaxAir vent covers on and open the vents, can't hurt anything and it will keep the vent doors from beating themselves to pcs. We've done it for yrs with no ill effects and on hot days, it helps cool the trailer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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Put MaxAir vent covers on and open the vents, can't hurt anything and it will keep the vent doors from beating themselves to pcs. We've done it for yrs with no ill effects and on hot days, it helps cool the trailer.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:52 AM   #6
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Put MaxAir vent covers on and open the vents, can't hurt anything and it will keep the vent doors from beating themselves to pcs. We've done it for yrs with no ill effects and on hot days, it helps cool the trailer.
Do this as well. So x3 ! Lol
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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Crank is wearing out. I had the same problem a few years ago on my TT. I changed the crank, and it stayed closed.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:18 AM   #8
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I'll 4th the MaxxAir's
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #9
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Not only will the max airs, (or similar) protect the flimsy vent covers whilst driving and keep your rig ventilated, when camping, you can leave them open on maximum when it rains without getting a wet bed or floor.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #10
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X5, 6 or whatever on the Maxxair vents. We have two and rarely close our vents now.
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