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Old 06-09-2014, 10:11 AM   #11
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Hmm.... trying to figure out a way to use spring steel (banding material) to snap in place but there is the road block of attaching it to stay.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:15 AM   #12
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Hmm.... trying to figure out a way to use spring steel (banding material) to snap in place but there is the road block of attaching it to stay.
Pop rivets with a washer to spread the stress out?

I am not sure the plastic would take kindly to being drilled and riveted.

Another option might be to cut the shade an inch small and the use eternabond around the edge.

https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=iw&...4#q=eternabond
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:47 PM   #13
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Okay, I looked at the eternabond tape. It is about $36. Thought about different ways to try and make the solar shade work and wanted to do it in an inexpensive way. I didn't want it to look jacked up. So, I just broke down and ordered the Maxxair Fan/mate 850. Will mount it and be done with it. Thanks for everyones suggestions, thoughts and input. Happy Camping
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I think you will be happy with the way it will look and function, hope you do.

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Old 06-09-2014, 10:01 PM   #15
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Why not just paint the inside of the vent cover with white paint for plastic?
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I didn't think about painting it. If it didn't look the way I wanted it then I would be stuck with it and/or end up ordering a new cover. I am particular about things. I also found out that when it rains my vent cover automatically closes and the fan turns off and the maxxair cover will allow it to stay open and running
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The cover is white come to think about it and the heat build up in it must have been pretty high to cause the plastic fan blades to crack, split and fall from the shaft.
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I didn't think about painting it. If it didn't look the way I wanted it then I would be stuck with it and/or end up ordering a new cover. I am particular about things. I also found out that when it rains my vent cover automatically closes and the fan turns off and the maxxair cover will allow it to stay open and running
If you put the first coat of white, you could then paint it another color that pleases you. The base of white will be what reflects the heat and the subsequent color would be of your choice. Bottom line, who looks at vent covers anyway? Paint would sure look better than stuffing a pillow, foil or anything else.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:16 PM   #19
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My new camper came with a skylight over the shower. The heat coming through was unbearable. I Velcroed aluminum foil insulation to the underside and that helped but the heat still came through the skylight.

I then sprayed the top/outside of the skylight with white Plasti-Dip. The difference was dramatic. I no longer needed the insulation. I get light but no real heat coming through.
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Take a look at the CAMCO vent shade, #42913 and see if that fits your needs.
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