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Old 08-14-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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Fan Vent Cover Does Not Close

I've noticed that the bathroom in our new Glacier Peak is unusually cold in the mornings, and that sounds are easily heard through the fan vent. I had double checked that it was closed, but still noticed a draft.

Climbed up to take a look and found this (pic below). Can this possibly be by design? The fan vent cover is obstructed from closing by what appears to be a tank vent. It is impossible to close the vent cover. In addition, whatever is venting through that tank vent, is venting into the bathroom fan vent.

Have any of you seen anything like this?
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Have you checked with your dealer or Glacier Peak? The photo doesn't show the rest of the vent cover, is it covering the hatch? It almost looks like it's shifted over the tank vent.
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Attached below is another vent on top of the Glacier Peak which closes properly as well as another picture of the obstructed vent. The cover is not shifted as it is in the same position relative to the vent as all of the other covers.

Not sure what they were thinking here and wondered if any of you have had this issue.
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Wow, that amazing it wasn't caught at the factory. Apparently no one checks the work being done top side.
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They put the antenna in the wrong spot on my roof, it was shading both solar panels.
Looks like they used the template for a fantastic fan.
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Looks like it was factory installed. Judging by the sealent. Looks like ORV doesn't check the trailers before they leave, or the dealer for that fact. Quality control just doesn't exist.
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Wow! Thats amazing....how could that one slip by?
I thought ORV used a check list on all rigs before leaving.
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I think that may be one of the MaxxAir fans that sits at an angle, rather than sitting flush on the roof. Possibly done on purpose to clear the tank vent. Take a look at the one in the following link for example: https://www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00070...rv+maxxair+fan
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That cannot be by design. Bad installation/placement of either the vent or the fan. It may block rain, but it certainly is not shut. And I would think this will damage the auto-close motor ( and the hood and vent cap) in time. This is an issue that needs to be addressed.
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When closed they sit level, that picture from Amazon is it open
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I think that may be one of the MaxxAir fans that sits at an angle, rather than sitting flush on the roof. Possibly done on purpose to clear the tank vent. Take a look at the one in the following link for example: https://www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00070...rv+maxxair+fan
Nope, they're showing the vent open. Someone screwed up big time by installing it so the tank vent cap stops proper closing.

Jump to 1:05 in the video to see it in action.

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Replacing the cover with a FANMATE is some $$ and time but I hope that is a roof vent and not a sewer vent that close to a fan shroud.

The FANMATE is a better option if the trailer is used when there is snow on the roof.
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Wow, amazing that the manufacturer would spec an upgraded vent/fan in a position that conflicts with the tank vent, AND draws in air from that tank vent. Although those are very nice, top of the line powered vents, the only logical solution is to replace it with a more conventional powered fan (Maxxair or Fantastic Fan) with a cover that does not extend past the vent opening like that one does. Any other solution (relocating the tank vent line, moving the bathroom vent, turning the bathroom vent sideways...) create their own set of possible problems. Moving the bathroom vent/fan is obviously a major construction issue that could easily result in structural issues as well as roof leakage. Moving the tank vent may not even be possible depending on what's inside and it too will introduce possible roof leakage. Turning it sideways won't work, as the airflow traveling down the road could easily rip the vent top off.

I'd be contacting the manufacturer directly and demanding a fix on their dime; there is literally no excuse for that kind of crappy construction/design.
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One great advantage of the Maxx fan is you don't have a big plastic dome over the vent, it closes pretty flat for travel. I don't know about the Maxx fan, but our Fantastic fan will run in either direction. If the Maxx fan does the same, it could get pretty pungent it the fan drew in the fumes from the tank vent.

It also wouldn't work to just turn the fan 180. If left open it could scoop up rain or get ripped off by the wind. I'd be demanding the tank vent be moved. That's a major design flaw that the RV manufacturer just hoped you wouldn't notice for the 12 month warranty period.
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