So, I've finally gotten around to doing some mods/updates on the TT yesterday (Separate thread coming soon on that topic once they're all finished.)
One of the first mods I did was install some MaxAir covers over my vents. I'm concerned that I may have left too much of a gap in the covers. I know it says some gap is normal, but since I installed the brackets over the existing caulking the gap is fairly significant.
I'm worried that with this large a gap, highway speeds might try to rip them off.
What you will find is that the gap allows tree leaves to get under and into the vent area. They can be a PITA. I would add some foam weather stripping around the edge to seal it from this type of debris.
What he said-- get you some extra thick foam weather strip and put the
sticky side towards the MaxxAir cover. Re-install.
Forget about it for a couple years.
I just removed mine and cleaned the vent covers inside.
GRUNGY! But that's 1000s of miles and 4 years sitting in an open shed.
Not too bad and the clean up only took about a half hour each.
__________________ Peace! Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers
Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-38
One of my MaxAirs blew off in a high wind. I guess after a few years the plastic gets brittle and weak around the bolt holes. When I replaced it I drilled and placed a 1 inch wide aluminum strip between the bolts to provide a more secure mount.