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Old 07-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Noisy Roof Vent

I have an extremely noisy roof vent while driving. This happens to be the only vent with one of those Maxx covers, however, it squeaks to the point of being extremely distracting. We can prevent most of the noise while driving by opening it, however, it defeats the purpose of air conditioning.

I can't detect the exact location where the noise is coming from as I'm the primary driver and my wife can not find it. Do you think the additional weight of the Maxx vent cover is exacerbating the issue? Has anyone else developed a simple solution to reduce the noise?

I'm a realist and know there are noises from my home on wheels but this noise needs some attention

Please help!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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Have to take a real close look at the Max-air install , make sure none of the mount hardware , is in contact with the lid when closed, and that the lip seal was not damaged by the installer.
You may need to remove the cover and start the install , all over.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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Good advice. I really appreciate it. We will check it out this weekend and I will let you know how the install was done.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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I had one the same, the Maxx Air cover creates vacuum on the outside of the vent. If there's any play in the mechanism that opens & closes the lid, the vacuum will make it rattle or squeak.

In my case I found a small piece of rubber weatherstripping in both back corners silenced it.

BTW, if you open a roof vent in the rear of the m/h the a/c actually works far better because the vent vacuums the hot air off the ceiling at the rear and draws cool air further back.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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Update!


After a summer of the annoying noise and trying to stop the problem I finally figured it out!

Those of you who have installed these units know they flip open for maintenance purposes. The squeezing was caused when the hinge is closed rubbing on each other. Since we were camping I had very little to work with and sliced a thin piece of kitchen sponge and sandwiched it between the two hinges! No squeaking!

Ultimately a piece of single sided foam tape would have been better, however, for now it worked!
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After a summer of the annoying noise and trying to stop the problem I finally figured it out!

Those of you who have installed these units know they flip open for maintenance purposes. The squeezing was caused when the hinge is closed rubbing on each other. Since we were camping I had very little to work with and sliced a thin piece of kitchen sponge and sandwiched it between the two hinges! No squeaking!

Ultimately a piece of single sided foam tape would have been better, however, for now it worked!
Thanks for the update !!
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