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Old 03-01-2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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Maxxair covers .. do the dark colors keep out light?

Is the amount of light loss alot or just a little. I am getting a new MH and the paint color is black and brown and the ac covers are black. I was thinking the white maxxairs might look funny ...
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I had a white cover on my dark MH and it did not look right.

I replaced it with a black one which looks much better but it does keep out the light.

I prefer keeping the light out.
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I bought 3 of the Maxxair II covers to match the paint scheme on our M/H put them on I thought they looked good and not to dark. But when the wife came in and said it was to dark inside, well you know the rest of the story..... They were removed.
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We have the black max air in the front bath, there are no windows. The bathroom is not useable without turning the lights on or leaving the door open. I wished it put more light into the bath.
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I also have the black max II they do keep out the light but that's what I wanted.
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When I got my new to me it had 1 white, 1 black, and one without. I put a new black one on the one missing and now that you mention it I'm going to change the white one to black also since all the other covers are black and the bus itself is a darker color.

Maybe this will help you visualize the color difference a bit better.

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My coach is black & gold and the white covers look funny. However, the black ones do indeed block a lot of light. I took a white one (the big size) and painted the side black but left the top white and that solves both problems. The top side of the larger MaxxAir is flat and is not seen from below at all.

For the small size MaxxAir, if you leave the top all white it is still visible from the ground at some angles. I'm thinking that maybe just leaving a white band about 6" at the topmost edge would be sufficient to get some light and maybe not so visible? Haven't tried it yet.
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I think Gary has it right if you even want these covers. I removed my black covers because of the lack of light. Really I do not get the need for these unless you dry camp a bunch... and in the rain.
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i painted mine that where white to match the darker colors on the m/h

used the fusion paint
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I think Gary has it right if you even want these covers. I removed my black covers because of the lack of light. Really I do not get the need for these unless you dry camp a bunch... and in the rain.
That would be my question. My unit has no covers at all, and I am still contemplating whether I should buy some or not. Would those covers interfere with the operation of a fantastic fan?
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Really I do not get the need for these .
Leave them open once in the rain, and it will become painfully clear
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If you plan on putting the Maxxair vent cover on a vent that has an exhaust fan than the one recommended by Maxxair is their FanMate model, which is larger and twice as expensive as the regular model. That is for the white one. The black one is priced higher. I put two new FanMates on my MH last week. To me they are worth the price. As an earlier poster said, leave a vent open sometime when the rain comes and you'll see what we mean.
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Is the amount of light loss alot or just a little. I am getting a new MH and the paint color is black and brown and the ac covers are black. I was thinking the white maxxairs might look funny ...
There is no doubt that the white Maxxair vent covers will look funny.
You can find some photos of the Maxxair II vents that we put on in this album . We can travel with fresh air coming in the coach if we like with these covers - and we don't ever have to worry about damaging an open vent from road wind when we leave a campground with these. We bought our vents from one of the sponsors here - RVUpgrades happens to treat the members here like royalty ... give them a try for anything you may need!
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Leave them open once in the rain, and it will become painfully clear
I see you left out the context of my sentence "... unless you dry camp a bunch... and in the rain"

Okay if you want to market these for forgetful people go ahead. For me it was not a value and I removed them.
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