Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2
Bathroom vent opens while traveling?

My bathroom exhaust vent works itself open while in travel. How and why does this happen? Does anyone else have an issue with this? The first time I noticed it, I had thought that I had left it partially open. However, after verifing it closed before hitching up and traveling, the vent was found partial open again when I arrived at my new destination. Help! 2013 26BH
__________________

__________________
heath423
2005 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab 4.7L
2013 Jayco 26BH
heath423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,658
Welcome to the forum. Not sure why the vent is opening but you may get a better response if asked in the General Jayco chat forum as many of our members do not view the new member intro forum.
__________________

__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
VicS1950's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 517
Quote:
Originally Posted by heath423 View Post
... How and why does this happen? Does anyone else have an issue with this? ... Help! 2013 26BH
I had a 14" vent in a Dodge van that did the same thing. My theory is that as the vehicle goes down the highway the changes in air pressure flex the vent lid just enough to work the lifting mechanism gears a bit loose. From there the rattling vent lid lifts from air flow over it, or maybe pressure from inside. Either way, it will open itself up.

My solution was to install a cup hook in the vent trim from which I stretched a rubber band over to the crank handle. That worked to hold the crank handle in position. For my van often times I would set the handle so the vent was just slightly open for some air flow.

Were I to want to install a rubber band anchor today I think that I would try one of those Command stick on picture hooks. They seal pretty well to smooth surfaces.

FWIW. vic
VicS1950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
Doug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,762
I would just stop by Wallymart and put a Camco vent cover on it $19

JMHO,

Doug
__________________

Southwest, Ohio
2016 Toyota Tundra SR5, 5.7 V8
2017 Jayco 24RBS
Doug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 07:06 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dale Hollow Lake Tn/Ky
Posts: 1,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug View Post
I would just stop by Wallymart and put a Camco vent cover on it $19

JMHO,

Doug
X2 with the vent cover. That will protect you from getting water inside during transit and allows you to open the vent if you want to air out the TT while traveling. The original problem is most likely just from vibration. Mine did same on my Keystone TT and I found that giving it an little extra twist when I closed up did the trick.
Bassdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 07:30 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
tslarson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NW Wisconsin
Posts: 342
The same thing often happend on our old pop-up camper. I would look in the rear view mirror and see it flapping in the wind. Stopping to crank the roof up so I could close the vent just sucked, I guess it's better than having the vent break off. Tightening the crank handle a little more securely before travel solved the problem. The hard part is remembering to do it.
__________________

2015 Starcraft Travel Star 299BHU Black Pearl Edition
2011 Jayco X23J (traded in)
2009 Ford F150 FX4 SuperCrew
tslarson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Great Falls
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug View Post
I would just stop by Wallymart and put a Camco vent cover on it $19

JMHO,

Doug
This is the best solution, keep the fresh air moving in the trailer
__________________

2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins
2012 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 297 BHS
Flyrotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
troutslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NW AR (God's Country)
Posts: 1,852
I leave ours open all the time when traveling cuz, if closed, sometimes the air pressure from the waste vents causes water to come up out of the sink p-traps, especially on windy days. I have a cover over our vent so leaving it open is not a problem.
__________________
Skip

2012 Eagle Super Lite HT 26.5RKS
2005 GMC 2500 SLT HD D/A
troutslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I believe I will try the vent cover. Not only a green horn to the forum but, also to owning a TT.
__________________
heath423
2005 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab 4.7L
2013 Jayco 26BH
heath423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #10
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by heath423 View Post
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I believe I will try the vent cover. Not only a green horn to the forum but, also to owning a TT.
The vent covers are also nice in that you can leave the vent open all the time and rain cannot enter. Mine is just about always open.
__________________

__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.