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Old 06-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Vent covers

Hi there, I am new to rving and have a question. I noticed ppl have been putting covers over the vents on the roof. Is the a necessary thing? Thanks everyone.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Vent covers are not absolutely necessary. We have one on the bathroom vent. What I like is we can leave a vent open all summer helping reduce the summer heat buildup in the TT when it is not in use and not worry about getting rain into the TT.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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It's not necessary, but the covers are nice to have. What it allows you to do is to keep your roof vents open at all times and not worry about a rainstorm getting the interior of your trailer wet. I like to keep my ceiling vents open at all times when the trailer is not in use; it seems to keep the interior "fresh" and reduce any moisture problems.

The covers are very, very easy to install.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:04 AM   #4
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Thanks I will get them for the purpose to keep it "fresh" in my tt especially when its raining
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #5
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One big reason I like vent covers is for the additional "storm protection" they offer.

A few years ago when I worked at a local RV dealer, we had a bad hail storm pass through our area. We had about a dozen "stick & tin" style RV's that came in for repair estimates that ended up being totaled.

But the big demand was for replacement vent lids. We sold out every one of the more recently made styles and even sold some new vents to replace older ones I couldn't get parts for. It was a couple or three weeks before we were able to get enough vent lids in stock to meet all the demand for people who needed them. Many people had to put plastic bins over the top of their broken vents to keep the rain out until they could obtain replacement lids.

I also sold several vent covers since they add a 2nd layer of protection from hail stones, falling tree branches and such. If a hail stone punches a hole in the vent lid, then there is nothing to keep the rain out. But a vent cover usually is much heavier duty than the flimsy vent lid. It will deflect blows that would penetrate a vent lid.

I like the opaque colored vent covers since me and Mrs Tail_gunner like to sleep in while we're camping. The dark vent covers help keep that annoying light out in the "too early" hours of the morning.
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