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Old 09-17-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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Just a friendly reminder

Went on the roof of my 2018 Chaparral 370FL, just to look things over. Found the bedroom roof vent with multiple cracks and hole. Since it was Sunday and none of the RV stores were open, I tried to repair with gorilla tape. It was like trying to tape together a saltine cracker! The vent covers they use now are crap.....Had I not found it, itís probable that there would have been severe weather damage before it was discovered. The moral! Check them frequently. I have 1 fantastic fan, 1 powered vent, 1 non powered vent. And of course none of the lids are interchangeable. But now I have backups.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:02 PM   #2
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Get the big covers that fit over them and they take the beating!
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:45 PM   #3
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I had the exact same experience as you. I was in the bathroom and looked up and noticed light coming through the vent cover. Went up top and found all 3 vents had small holes. Like you, I taped them up with marginal success. I was in Michigan and couldn't fix them until I got back to Georgia.

I bought some replacements that claim to be UV resistant and unbreakable. After a couple years they still look good so I guess they are better than the factory covers for sure.

I did put a Max Air doghouse over the bathroom vent so I can run the fan even if it is raining. So that one should not be a problem anymore for sure.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:55 AM   #4
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My bathroom vent came with a Maxxair cover, but the bedroom vent didn't. I just ordered a matching Maxxair cover this morning.
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Went on the roof of my 2018 Chaparral 370FL, just to look things over. Found the bedroom roof vent with multiple cracks and hole. Since it was Sunday and none of the RV stores were open, I tried to repair with gorilla tape. It was like trying to tape together a saltine cracker! The vent covers they use now are crap.....Had I not found it, itís probable that there would have been severe weather damage before it was discovered. The moral! Check them frequently. I have 1 fantastic fan, 1 powered vent, 1 non powered vent. And of course none of the lids are interchangeable. But now I have backups.
Thanks for the reminder this has been brought up on numerous threads recently. The newer vents are even worse that the older ones.

We have had this issue on all of our campers since our 1988 Terry. The covers just do not last.

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