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Old 04-28-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Roof vent covers and leaves..

Maybe its just me but we have the CW vent cover over out bathroom roof vent and still get pine needles and leaves to come up under the cover and sit on the inside screen. Its a pain to remove the inside trim and screen to clean it out every month or so. Anyone else have this issue or a fix? My cover is mounted just off the roof as low as possible w/o rubbing. Was thinking about dicor sealing the leading edge and both sides. Thoughts??

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Old 04-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #2
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I have not noticed this issue with ours. I would not use any type of décor sealant. If you put it on you will NEVER get the cover off. Personally I would find some foam. Maybe something like the 3M Pickup and Camper Tape. Attach it to the cover and seal to the roof. I would leave a few holes so if any water would get between the vent and the seal it can escape.

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Old 04-28-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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I don't think you should put anything in the gap under the cover and water that gets in will need a way out. I've had 2 Maxx Air covers and very seldom have anything on the screen. I leave the vent open 100% of the time.

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Old 05-03-2014, 02:37 PM   #4
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I take my air compressor with a blow gun attachment. With the vent wide open Blow out the screen with short burst of air from inside the trailer. Shut the cover and go up on the roof and blow out the rest by applying air to the gap between the roof and the vent cover.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:43 PM   #5
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They sell a kit that allows a pin arrangement, allowing one side to be hinged allowing easy access got cleaning etc.
I don't think they are intended to keep leaves out just rain

Any how sealing them would be a mistake.
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Originally Posted by RedHorse1 View Post
I don't think you should put anything in the gap under the cover and water that gets in will need a way out....snip

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Believe in watching factory videos on how to install vent covers they claim the space between the roof and cover is for allowing the condensation to escape. Might not be a good idea to plug that space.
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I use MaxxAir II Which are hinged and pivot up on the side so you can clean under the if necessary. I generally only clean under them a couple times a year. With the vent covers we really don't get much debris under them.

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