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Old 08-09-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Did I install my MaxAir wrong?

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.

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Old 08-09-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Mine have a small "tilt" towards the front... No worries.. drive on and don't look back!
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 08-09-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip. I feel better with the weatherstriping added.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #6
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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.
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I would have suggested getting the camco vent cover. This one allows the vent cover to be removed and cleaned. As well as removing debris that get between the vent. I got mine on amazon for $20
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:57 PM   #8
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I have the same covers and I noticed that the previous owners bent the brackets down some to lower the cover.
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I would have suggested getting the camco vent cover. This one allows the vent cover to be removed and cleaned. As well as removing debris that get between the vent. I got mine on amazon for $20
You can buy (Hinge Kits) from MaxAir that allow instant open to clean. They fit the standard & MaxAirII covers. Youroo!!
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I would be careful with the foam strips. you do not want to trap moisture under there.
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