Originally Posted by Ranger Smith
Gosh with all that would it have been cheaper to get a new whole unit?
Maybe; I didn't price it that way as I wasn't expecting all the crystalized parts. I had already taken things apart with the motorhome in the middle of the driveway when I discovered the other problems. Had I been better prepared, buying all the parts in advance, maybe shopping online, probably could have found better deals. In my case, one I started, I wanted to be done with it and not drag things out for a week or so to save a few bucks. I spent $40 in total (Jensen vent lid, replacement fan blade and Jensen vent operator) and wouldn't have wanted to remove the old vent from the roof anyway, requiring me to re-seal it.
Doing a quick search at Camping World doesn't seem that the entire assembly replacement would be similar in cost. Vent assemblies with no fan run $40-$55, with higher quality replacement brands with fans running $100-$350. But again, if someone plans ahead, you can take the time to shop. Part of my problem stemmed with going to Camping World with the motorhome, had them look at the vent and vent lid, and then sold me the wrong one anyway. Once I had things apart, I just wanted to get it fixed. No rain on the horizon but the old vent lid was pretty cracked and definitely would have leaked.