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Old 07-14-2019, 02:38 PM   #1
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Left the roof vent open oops

So I get everything all put away, slid in, and battened down after our first weekend in the new pup only to realize that I forgot to close the fantastic fan roof vent. Oops. It has a MaxAir vent cover over it so I drove the hour home no prob. Is it ok to leave it open until the next time I put it up in about a week? Rain can't get in unless it blows sideways. Or should I put it up and close the vent? Thoughts? Thanks
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:43 PM   #2
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Lift the roof up 12Ē stick your arm in and crank it down (save yourself the stress/cost of water damage/problems later).
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:19 PM   #3
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Lift the roof up 12Ē stick your arm in and crank it down (save yourself the stress/cost of water damage/problems later).
Agreed. 10 -20 minutes worth of effort could save you a lot in repairs down the line.
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Yeah , I did that the first time to. Should always be down when not popped up. Now that you did it once you will remember from now on.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:55 PM   #5
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True, I'll remember from now on. I popped it up a foot and was able to reach it no prob.
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:33 PM   #6
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I keep my vents with MaxAir covers open 24/7/365 an inch or two. Helps circulate some air. Never had an issue with moisture.
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:51 PM   #7
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Max air don't have a screen on the inside of the vents.Well mine didn't, so I hot glued some screen to it cuz I had some mud divers in their.
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:59 PM   #8
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I leave mine vents full open under the vent covers on my previous TT and now this one, never had rain leak in over 14 years. I did the same as jozack and also put foam tape on the bottom to keep the mud daubers from getting in through the small gap.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:55 PM   #9
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My max air vent has a mesh screen inside below the fan and outside against the slats. We don't have no see ums just mosquitoes and black flies so that will keep em out. And It would have to rain up and diagonally for water to get in. But I closed it anyway.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:42 AM   #10
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While camping i have left mine open while it was raining and no water came in We also have a Max air cover over it.. We were in the camper so if any started to come in we would have closed it up.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:23 PM   #11
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MaxxAir doing it's job

That's one reason why you install the MaxxAir over your vents.
I keep my kitchen vent open all the time. Your RV needs to get rid of the humidity.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:35 PM   #12
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If you leave the vent open and travel down dirt roads you can create negative pressure inside which can suck in a bit of dust thru gaps in the trailer.
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