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Old 12-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Vent cover mounting

I have three ceiling vents on my MH, two have metal housings, the other Fantastic vent has a plastic housing. I bought three Campingworld vent covers. Mounting the covers on the vents with the metal housing was pretty straightforward by just following the instructions. I haven't mounted the cover on the Fantastic vent because of the plastic housing. I would have to drill holes into the housing and because of the way the housing is designed, I would not be able to use the nuts and bolts supplied with the cover. Unlike the metal vent housings there is no access to the inside of the housing to thread on the nut. I thought about using a fine thread screw to attach the bracket but I not sure if the plastic housing is strong enough to keep the screws from tearing out.

Has anyone attached this type of vent cover to a plastic frame vent? If so what solution did you come up with?

John and Karen
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Mounting cover to plastic frame

If you choose to drill holes and use the nuts and bolts furnished you will have to remove the inside cover to get access to put nuts on. What I did was buy #8 stainless steel sheet metal pan head screws, Drill a tiny pilot hole and screw them in until snug. They have been in for 24,000 miles and no problems I used the same sheet metal screws to mount to metal frame
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