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Old 08-27-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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What the Heck...roof vents

I have to roof vents on my TT that have a sealed dome over them, how the heck do bugs still get in there and why pray tell don't they make it possible to clean the screen from inside the trail or???? I can't find any way to access the screen and clean it.Am I missing something?
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Do you have MaxxAir vents on yours? The MaxxAir-II vents are hinged on one side so you can flip them open and clean in and around. The standard MaxxAir vents and other similar brands can still be removed easily to clean. Regardless of which vent covers you have, none of them are 100% sealed around the edges; so bugs and debris can still find their way onto the main screen inside.

Here's a link to the MaxxAir-II vent covers: http://www.maxxair.com/products/maxxair2.php
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:19 AM   #3
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Just curious, how many people actually use the roof vents ? In the year we have had our TT, we have never opened one, either the air or heat is on.

Jim & Pat
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:56 AM   #4
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Just curious, how many people actually use the roof vents ? In the year we have had our TT, we have never opened one, either the air or heat is on.

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As you imply, with spring and fall now lasting about 1 week, they don't get much use
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We have the max air covers on them and keep a dehumidifier in the TT on all the time while stored ( Southern Georgia, Very High Humidify ) and have to empty about a half a gallon of water every 2 or 3 days. With the heat and the dehumidifier it gets hot as hell in there, maybe the vents should be open ?????

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We have the max air covers on them and keep a dehumidifier in the TT on all the time while stored ( Southern Georgia, Very High Humidify ) and have to empty about a half a gallon of water every 2 or 3 days. With the heat and the dehumidifier it gets hot as hell in there, maybe the vents should be open ?????

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I live in Florida ... it won't make any difference. I keep mine closed with these in place to block sunlight.
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Thanks

But does,t look like would fit with the Max Air covers on.

Sorry to devert your thread,but i have learned, Bugs/Insects rule the south !!!
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Those sun shields just press in from the inside of the tralier.

And as far as cleaning the screens if they are the orignal maxair cover there should be 4 bolts on the outside unbolt them and lift the cover off. Second option is inside the tralier is remove the garnish trim. Once that is off there should be two screws remove those and the screw for the crank handle the screen should come out.

As far as my tralier I leave both my vents open year round about 2 or so inches. I have the max air covers on. The only time I close the vents is when traveling.
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Just curious, how many people actually use the roof vents ? In the year we have had our TT, we have never opened one, either the air or heat is on.

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We use ours all the time preferring fresh air to recirculated stale indoor air. We only use A/C or heat when really needed. We're pretty comfortable from 70 F to about 85 F. This goes for our S&B house also.

I have known people who can't stand fresh air for some reason and never open their windows. I truly believe that makes for some very unhealthy air to breathe. No offense as that's just my opinion.
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We have the max air covers on them and keep a dehumidifier in the TT on all the time while stored ( Southern Georgia, Very High Humidify ) and have to empty about a half a gallon of water every 2 or 3 days. With the heat and the dehumidifier it gets hot as hell in there, maybe the vents should be open ?????

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We have very high humidity here in TN also. When just sitting in our driveway we leave the vents open that have Maxaires over them for air circulation. We have those Maxairs on 2 of the windows (looks like vents) in the NorthTrail so leave those windows open also. The cheap slider windows now put in RVs can't be left open like he jalousie windows of old.
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My vents are almost never closed!
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We fall in the category of 'Fresh Air Lovers." One (or both) of our roof vents is usually always open. Maxxair covers keep the heat out. Our kitchen stove (propane) has a warning label on it that advises the stove be used only with the kitchen vent open/on.

One thing we have discovered is that, while driving, when one of the roof vents is open (we use the aft one) there is better air flow from the dashboard vents. \ken
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Do you use the shower?

No matter how cold, or hot, we'll always at least open the bathroom vent and run the fan when using the shower. They can also be used to draw in cooler outside air rather than running the noisy A/C units when outside temps are moderate.
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We have the max air covers on them and keep a dehumidifier in the TT on all the time while stored ( Southern Georgia, Very High Humidify ) and have to empty about a half a gallon of water every 2 or 3 days. With the heat and the dehumidifier it gets hot as hell in there, maybe the vents should be open ?????
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Emptying a dehumidifier is not necessary.
We set the dehumidifier in the shower, let it drain down the shower drain and leave the gray tank dump valve open.
BTW, we also leave the two roof vents open......to keep the rain out I installed these covers: RV Roof Vent Covers - Removable Cover For Cleaning-pplmotorhomes.com
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