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Old 03-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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2012 Rockwood - How to open exhaust fan

Does anyone know how to open the exterior exhaust fan on 2012 model?

Our old Rockwood has tabs that twist.

The 2012 has square plastic tabs that look like they would pull down, but they are very stiff and I don't want to break them. Tried pulling, pushing and twisting but they won't budge.

Anyone know for sure which way they open?
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with ours. Can't remember exactly and it's almost midnight so can't run out and check, but if I recall, they were tabs to pull down. It took a little bit of time and I used a small flat blade screwdriver to help the first time. After that first time, they seemed to work easier.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:25 AM   #4
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On mine I put my thumbs under tabs and pull straight out......
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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Dh says using thumbs push up while pushing out. This flexes tab and it unhooks. It will pop he says. Hope that helps!
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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Dh says using thumbs push up while pushing out. This flexes tab and it unhooks. It will pop he says. Hope that helps!
this is how I open mine - push up and pull out at the same time

they will be tight the first few times you open them - just remember to close them at some point of the end of your camping trip or the mud dobbers will make a home - dam just thought of something - I forgot to close mine since this last trip
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Just when I think I know everything there is to know about travel trailers, I find somthing new. On exhaust fans: we have had our new used TT since Jan. I have been all over it doing a few minor things and trying to figure out how everything works. Thanks to many on this forum for supplying diagrams and instructions and helping. Well, the other day I was washing the TT, on the backside I seen this flapper with some little fasteners. I thought, well, no wonder the exhaust fan didn't work that well when we were out camping last weekend. I am going to have to put that one on my checklist on what to open when I connect the power and water. I was never told about this one on the walk through.
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