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Old 02-26-2017
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Default Max air roof vent cover question

I've been thinking about adding a roof vent cover
(like this one)
over my fantastic fan,

my reasoning is:
I "think" I would like to be able to drive down the road,
with the front air intake air vents and the roof air vent open,
enjoying a consistent movement of fresh air.

Looking at pictures of Wanderlodges,
I don't see any of those vents on the roof of other coaches,
so maybe it's not such a good I idea,

What do you guys know that I don't?
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I have one. I like it, because you never have to worry about it being open and raining. So should you be gone and a storm blows in, you are good. You can also open it up going down the road, but I haven't see much benefit in that. I also bought mine at one of the RV surplus stores for $15 not three times that, so I didn't have much to lose.
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I've been thinking about adding a roof vent cover
(like this one)
over my fantastic fan,

my reasoning is:
I "think" I would like to be able to drive down the road,
with the front air intake air vents and the roof air vent open,
enjoying a consistent movement of fresh air.

Looking at pictures of Wanderlodges,
I don't see any of those vents on the roof of other coaches,
so maybe it's not such a good I idea,

What do you guys know that I don't?
Last fall we got tired of the rain sensor closing the fantastic fan lid with the night time dew. It would stay closed until the sensor would dry and then open and close again.

Also we enjoy not having to worry at all about a rain getting in the camper.

We got a:

Fantastic Cover and we have been very pleased with it.
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I added one to our coaches.
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I have them on all three of the vents on my bird. I believe it is much easier on the vent lid when going down the road. I also agree that it's nice to keep the rain out when unattended.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hansruys View Post
I've been thinking about adding a roof vent cover
(like this one)
over my fantastic fan,

my reasoning is:
I "think" I would like to be able to drive down the road,
with the front air intake air vents and the roof air vent open,
enjoying a consistent movement of fresh air.

Looking at pictures of Wanderlodges,
I don't see any of those vents on the roof of other coaches,
so maybe it's not such a good I idea,

What do you guys know that I don't?
Then you need to travel out West.

Only issue with those is the fine screen plus the one on your vent together are too restrictive. I tore out the screen material in my vent covers to help. Plus these are "pre-solar" as they are under solar panels now.
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Only draw back with leaving vent open when running down the road is if the seal on the commode not tight can get sewer gas smells from the negative pressure created. Having the front vents open will help equalize the pressure gradient. I like my rain covers!
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I have them also....love 'em.
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