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jdc1

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Posted: 08/27/20 09:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

We have maxxair covers over our two vents and leave them open, fans off, when traveling. Cooler is a relative term. Maybe `not as stuffy' is better.


Ditto. Has worked for over 25 years.

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Posted: 08/27/20 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdc1 wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

We have maxxair covers over our two vents and leave them open, fans off, when traveling. Cooler is a relative term. Maybe `not as stuffy' is better.


Ditto. Has worked for over 25 years.


Same.

And I leave mine open when the trailer is stored. Only time I've seen anything in the trailer is when it was real smokey from local fires.


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Hum... Just traveled almost 1700 miles from WA to MT and back. Had my bathroom vent open most of the way. From about an inch to several inches. Do not have a vent cover - yes, it is the flimsy type. No dust, nothing broken. Even drove down more than one dirt road. Guess I got lucky.

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Posted: 08/27/20 08:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I occasionally left both the vent above the front of the living/dining area and bathroom at the rear slightly open. Added Maxair over the front and Maxxair Turbo/Maxx over the rear bathroom hatch.

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Posted: 08/28/20 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty interesting. I wonder what causes different results?
Might have something to do with length or shape?


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I don’t think I’ve ever closed our bathroom vent...I don’t think running the fan is necessary with the wind/draft of driving, but I’ve often wondered how much air really moves if another vent isn’t also open. “Less stuffy” is a good way to describe it. Doesn’t Seem to make any difference in temp towing here in the desert heat.


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Posted: 08/28/20 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Side note:
I have the after marked cover, not the maxxair.
The covers typically have a little air gap under it. In heavy heavy rain water can run under the cover and get into the opening. It did not flow in of course, but the wind tended to splash it in a little bit.

My solution was to just seal off the front edge of the vent cover so water cannot pass under, but has to go around, this solved any water issues. I just used electrical tape, temporary as that is, but easier to deal with if the cover needs to come off than dealing with Lap sealant.

The only time the vent gets closed is when the AC or the heater is running inside.

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this year ive been experimenting with the vent open while driving. i crack one of the smaller windows near the front of the trailer and when we arrive its nice and cool. I installed the maxx air cover this weekend for insurance. IT took longer to collect all the tools and get the ladder out than it did to install. super easy.

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