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Old 09-11-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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ARRGG! Left the roof vents open!

We've had the flagstaff about a week now and I've been opening the roof vents to keep the heat down and let it air out a bit.

The new trailer smell is nice, but we all know it's not really good stuff for the bod (plastics offgassing, carpet, glues, etc).

Woke up this AM, walked over to the window for my morning stretch and yup, sure enough.....left the vents open last night and it rained.



I reluctanly made my way out to the trailer and opened the door, fully expecting to a soaked floor, carpet and other bits as it rained pretty hard. Luckily, the rain must have been at just the right angle for not much to come in. It was all dry.



When the RV place opens up this morning, I'm off to buy a couple maxxair vent covers........
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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When the RV place opens up this morning, I'm off to buy a couple maxxair vent covers........
Good idea.

Hopefully, you have no damage.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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Heh...been there, done that. I only left the rear one open, over the kitchen, so it only got the vinyl floor wet, and just a smidge along the carpet. It how has a cover on it (not MaxxAir, but equivalent). Haven't done the front yet.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:39 PM   #4
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Well, it's official:



MaxAir II installed and my first modification to the trailer.

I've opened Pandora's box and there's no going back......
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:20 PM   #5
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Looks good Great White...What?,what's that?...Look at all those worms coming out of that can you just opened.

Happy Camping.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:43 AM   #6
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You need two more max air. One for the bath and one for the bedroom vent.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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You need two more max air. One for the bath and one for the bedroom vent.
Have one for the bedroom, but considering exchanging it for a maxxair fanvent.

Bathroom vent opens sideways, so the vents won't work on that one.
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Have one for the bedroom, but considering exchanging it for a maxxair fanvent.

Bathroom vent opens sideways, so the vents won't work on that one.
...Sounds to me like your bathroom vent is not installed correctly. IMHO the vent cover should open with hinge to the front (opening to the rear)!!

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...Sounds to me like your bathroom vent is not installed correctly. IMHO the vent cover should open with hinge to the front (opening to the rear)!!

...VTX-AL

You would think that's how it should be......but it's not.



As long as the wind doesn't catch it driving down the road, I'm ok with it. It's only going to be open and running while we're in the shower or #2 anyways.

Worse comes to worse, we can fire up the vent fan in the bedroom and open the living room vent if the rain is absolutely nuts....
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:24 PM   #10
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Mine bathroom vent opens to the side as well on our 831RKSS.

What's involved in installing the Maxx Air covers? Do you use rubber well nuts or go right into the roof and seal? I do all my own work, just never messed with a fiberglass roof. Thanks.
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