RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-04-2020, 06:40 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 3
Domestic A/C cover flew off

Is it safe and prudent to drive a few hours without the roof air cover missing?
__________________

DonParke is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-04-2020, 06:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bob caldwell's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Vancouver Wash
Posts: 6,506
No problem...
__________________

__________________
2010 Rockwood Sig Ultra lite 5er 8280......'99 Ram 2500, Cummins. 4x4.....Pullrite Superglide.....RV Mutant 186.....Bob the Builder...As not being a cook, 1/2 way thru bucket list.....casting no shadow...
bob caldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2020, 06:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 1,054
Yes. Sorry it happened to you but it is a fairly common thing. I have seen A/C hoods on the side of the road every time I'm out.

I would recommend getting a new one as soon as possible and make sure you flush out and clean the A/C before putting it on.

Drive safe - Richard
__________________
2011 Itasca Ellipse 42QD; 2012 Buick La Crosse; Retired US Army MSG (20 years AFS); Retired! Retired!
rrtribble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2020, 08:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
dmholt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 150
The same thing happened to us. We never heard it go, but a motorist behind us flagged us down, so we were able to retrieve the cover. It was damaged, but after drilling a couple of new holes and using some zip ties, the cover was back on and survived driving 65 mph from Florida back to North Caroline. We now have a new cover.

It certainly won't hurt to drive your rig a bit without a cover. Just make sure you don't hit any low branches.
__________________
2012 Newmar Bay Star 2901, CHF, Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer, 2009 Honda CR-V toad.
dmholt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2020, 08:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 299
How does that happen? My Carrier AC has like 20 screws holding it on.
__________________
2006 Damon Daybreak 3276 35'. 3 200 Amp Lithium batteries and 2000 watt Pure wave inverter/charger.
2013 Elantra on a Master Tow dolly.
HarryStone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2020, 09:05 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
daveandcarol's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,291
I believe most RV A/C (Coleman) plastic covers only have 4 screws on the top. A little brittleness with age, a little stress cracking around the holes, a good gust of wind and - away they go...
__________________
Dave RVM#66 and Carol
1998 Pace Arrow Vision
Seeing the USA - 200 miles at a time
daveandcarol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 07:55 AM   #7
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 3,997
I would highly recommend using ICON shrouds when you are ready to replace - they're very thick and marketed as being virtually indestructible. I have ICON on both of my ACs.

https://www.icondirect.com/rv-exteri...tioner-shrouds
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 09:11 AM   #8
NXR
Senior Member
 
NXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,643
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryStone View Post
How does that happen? My Carrier AC has like 20 screws holding it on.
We came up on a fifth wheel on the interstate and while the rear air conditioner was stable, the front one looked like it was a giant mouth opening and closing while gulping air. We tried to get their attention but they were oblivious.

Ray
__________________
2020 Forest River Georgetown GT5 34H5
NXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 06:03 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Inthe70s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 322
Our front Dometic AC shroud flew off a week ago while driving down the road. The plastic around the front screws had gotten brittle and it just snapped off. I wrapped plastic around it with duct tape, good and tight until I outdone get a replacement shroud ordered. It needs to be covered if it rains, otherwise water will run through the ceiling. Make sure to order your replacement from amazon if you are ordering one. The price difference between amazon and a RV dealer was $80.00, which is a lot.
__________________

__________________
'74 F350 44K,'79 11' Mitchell Camper, MINT All Original
'79 Mitchell 25' Class C, 460 46K, MINT All Original
'97 Rexhall Aerbus, 60K, 460, F53, MINT All Original
Inthe70s is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cover



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bounder: Drivers side mirror glass flew off on the highway. jvanick Fleetwood Owner's Forum 5 12-25-2017 05:15 PM
Driving Mirror Flew Off tomclayton1 Monaco Owner's Forum 4 12-06-2017 09:14 AM
Driving Mirror Flew Off tomclayton1 Monaco Owner's Forum 4 12-03-2017 10:11 PM
AC cover flew off palazzo today Palazzoteam Palazzo Motorhomes 8 10-09-2017 09:05 PM
! my Palomino Flew off on Freeway! Rennie Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 12 10-06-2008 03:16 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×