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NorseNW

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Posted: 12/20/18 08:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure how "technical" this is but I'm wondering if anyone has an idea for a fix for this. I lost one of the two tabs (circled in the picture) that secure the vent flap for when you are driving. I can't find anything online that allows you to buy just a new plastic deal. The new vent assembly is only $12 but than I'm looking a more involved replacement project.

My theory was to fashion something to go on the bottom of the flap. Similar setup as the side vent tabs but larger and easier to access. Maybe just screw it into the bottom of the plastic assembly?

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-and-Fans/Ventline/V2111-13.html

Sorry just realized posting photos is beyond my capabilities on this site. Above is the link to the piece I'm talking about

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Posted: 12/20/18 09:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isn't one of the little locking gizmo's enough? Does it really need two?


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Posted: 12/20/18 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How about a thin mirror clip or velcro?
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Posted: 12/20/18 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you. I knew I forgot something simple![image][/img]

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Posted: 12/20/18 11:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go to your closest hardware store and ask to see their plastic (may say nylon on package) "screen clips". Buy the ones best suited for your needs. I know stores like Ace and Lowe's have an assortment of them. The cost is negligible.


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Posted: 12/21/18 05:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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A few years ago one of the members on another site made replacements out of metal which I have been using for years. He charged $25 each and lost so much money he stopped making them.
They consisted of a rod, the diameter of the tabs that break off with a flat piece of metal wrapped around the rod. Basically it was the same shape and size of the plastic one.
So if you are handy, or have access to a high school metal shop (do they still have those?) make one or have one made.
Once made the trick is to install it!


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Posted: 12/21/18 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not use 3M locking velcro tabs? I use them on everything inside/outside and they rarely fail.


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Posted: 12/21/18 10:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Replace it. They are cheap. If you are a Amazon Prime member you get free shipping.


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Posted: 12/21/18 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just Curious, Why is it important to latch it closed? Mine is far off the ground (and a different style) and cannot reach without the ladder. I found it too much of a hassle to add to my setup and teardown routine and have left it unclipped for years. Never had any issues.

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