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Old 06-14-2015, 09:11 AM   #11
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I was just talking with a tech a few days ago when I picked up my new trailer. He went over opening and closing those vents. He told me that it really isn't a big deal if you leave them open. He said his biggest concern with doing so is that it may allow bugs to enter more easily.

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Old 06-15-2015, 12:41 PM   #12
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Cook stove vent

I don't leave mine unlatched due to the location, it's on the back and sucks up all sort of dust when we go down gravel stretches.


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Old 06-15-2015, 01:15 PM   #13
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The exhaust door on my TT was tighter than Dick's hatband. I couldn't get it open without some "persuading". So I decided to put my own latch on it, no problems.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:35 PM   #14
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On my 19RD one catch is tougher than the other.

We use the easy one to keep the door from flapping during transit.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:41 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by djalbrec View Post
I never latch mine on my fiver and have never lost one. Too much trouble latching and unlatching for me. And I've been pulling RV's for over 30 years.
+1; I never latch mine back any more. And yes, it's quite difficult to get unlatched. Once you get the hang of it and figure out how it's supposed to work it gets a little easier (but just a little).

The only problem I've ever had is that it's one of only 2 vents in my trailer (the other is above bathroom). So on windy days or if there's a change in air pressure in the unit, it can sometimes be heard flapping about. On occasion it has gotten annoying enough for me to latch it back, but it's rare.

If I were in a MH, I would latch it back every time; though there may be enough bumps and rattles I might not notice the vent flap! LOL!

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Old 06-29-2015, 08:36 PM   #16
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On our current TT (Rockwood Windjammer) the exhaust flap was siliconed shut! I had to break the tabs in order to get it to open. Then it was replaced under warranty. Once you get the hang of how the latches work, it's actually a lot easier to open and close it.

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