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Old 05-07-2019, 08:04 AM   #1
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So...Took my travel trailer in for preventative maintenance. While filling out the order form, they started trying to sell me stuff. One was a Max Air vent cover. They said during high wind storms, there is the possibility of the vent coming loose, so the cover would prevent that. My answer is, going down the road at 60 mph and the vent hasn't came off yet. So I didn't get the cover. What do you think?
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:09 AM   #2
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I think you should buy one, but not specificly for that reason. I have them on all 3 vents. I think the only time I close the vents is when the AC is running. I even leave the vents open an inch during storage in the off season. Equalizes humidity and the TT doesn't smell and keeps rain out if the vents are open. etc

hint: the black ones or smoke ones absorb heat in the summer! Maxx Air II in white IMHO. I have the black covers for looks, but in summer I have foam plugs to fit in the vent recesses to improve AC performance
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:18 AM   #3
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x2, that was the first thing I added to our TT. Camped a couple times in rain, and put one on myself. My vent stays up 24/7 for all the reasons noted above. I don't have covered storage, so leaving the vent open helps a lot.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:23 AM   #4
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We have vent covers on both fan/vents for the reasons stated. They allow us to have the vent open even in a pouring rain. Since we occasionally camp off the grid they allow us to have power ventilation any time we want it.

FWIW a vent cover is pretty easy to install if you have no qualms about moving around on the roof it's a pretty easy DIY job. Takes about 15 minutes to install one, less for the 2nd because you're already up there with the tools.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:41 AM   #5
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i added mine before we drove off the dealers lot. For all the reasons stated above, ventilation, ventilation and more ventilation



Another factor, if the vent cover blows off, you have a giant hole in roof of your camper until you replace it
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So...Took my travel trailer in for preventative maintenance. While filling out the order form, they started trying to sell me stuff. One was a Max Air vent cover. They said during high wind storms, there is the possibility of the vent coming loose, so the cover would prevent that. My answer is, going down the road at 60 mph and the vent hasn't came off yet. So I didn't get the cover. What do you think?
Vent lids are inherently thin and eventually they will deteriorate mainly due to ozone and just fall apart or be destroyed by hail etc.. The vent covers will prevent that.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:58 AM   #7
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I agree with all the reasons stated above. Plus the fact that over time the sun will cause the regular vent cover to become brittle and could crack. Installing one is very easy. Kink to installation videos:

https://www.bing.com/search?q=instal...BLH&sp=1&ghc=1
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:19 AM   #8
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Yup!

Always put them on my campers!

Learned my lesson the hard way after having all three roof vents in my first camper destroyed by hail and the mess that I found inside afterwords.

I had three black vent covers on my 5'ver for looks and to keep light down in the bedroom and living room, but replaced the bathroom vent cover with a white one so that we could get the skylight effect from it.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:51 PM   #9
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Putting vent covers on was the first thing I did to the camper. MaxAir vents, I had to have my Travíler head replaced and was told the vent cover was to close. Off came the MaxAir, I still have one vent cover on. I canít tell any difference
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I have the black maxx air covers and black AC covers that came with my motorhome I'm wondering if it's worth either swapping them out for white ones or painting them white. Wonder if it makes a difference with heat at all
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:01 PM   #11
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The vent covers that come on the camper are pretty flimsy and after a little time in the sun, get brittle. I've seen more than a few posts about someone that discovered theirs had cracked or had a hole in it when they went to get their camper from storage or after the off season and they were preparing to go camping for the first time that year. Hail, Tree limb, Nuts from tree's, etc.

Some had water damage from it being that way for a while.

The reasons posted above are all legit and reason enough to have them. One that hasn't been mentioned is that I can leave the vents open when traveling down the highway which is a huge help in the hottest parts of the year (or country). You arrive at your campsite with the trailer about 20-30 degrees cooler than you find it if everything is buttoned up tight. The air circulating through the camper makes a huge difference in how long and how hard you AC has to work to get the inside inhabitable.
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I would not be without them for all the reasons everybody has posted already. My dealer installs them at no charge on every new unit that leaves the lot. My previous Flagstaff, I had them thrown in after I agreed to the price and I installed them myself.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:33 PM   #13
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I have one on mine, about $25 and an easy DIY project.
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I would not be without them for all the reasons everybody has posted already. My dealer installs them at no charge on every new unit that leaves the lot. My previous Flagstaff, I had them thrown in after I agreed to the price and I installed them myself.
I noticed yesterday that every single new RV at the RV dealership across the street from where I live has vent covers on them.

Probably due to the hot desert sun, I'm sure.

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Maxx Air Covers

Maxx Air covers aren't really intended for all that wind speed stuff.
They allow you to open your roof vents even when it's raining out there.
The second benefit is they protect the regular vent lids from high winds, sunlight, all that.

If you like fresh air rather than A/C when it's nice temps outside they make a huge difference. They won't stop a tornado from tipping over your rig.

Kinda like your belt buckle. You could say they can prevent your belly hitting the floor but the real intent was probably to hold your belt together...


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So...Took my travel trailer in for preventative maintenance. While filling out the order form, they started trying to sell me stuff. One was a Max Air vent cover. They said during high wind storms, there is the possibility of the vent coming loose, so the cover would prevent that. My answer is, going down the road at 60 mph and the vent hasn't came off yet. So I didn't get the cover. What do you think?
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