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Old 03-11-2016, 11:55 AM   #31
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Cdash, I will likely be installing into a new hole over the bunks sometime in early summer.
If you call (or email) Jayco and give them your VIN, they can tell you if you have pre-installed blocking for a new vent and the location(s).
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:08 PM   #32
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If you call (or email) Jayco and give them your VIN, they can tell you if you have pre-installed blocking for a new vent and the location(s).
I have tried that. Not a peep back from them.
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Seems like I got people a bit excited with a rear vent idea. The back end of the roof is completely clear, so no obstructions. My unit has a switch in the battery compartment that I am told is a power switch for the backup camera wiring that should be behind the top middle running light. That would be my first attempt for power and the switch would just stay on all the time. If I am in the 2nd joist spacing for the vent, I should be able to reach back to the wall to grab the wire, or take the light cover off to get to the end and extend it.

It will probably be a bit later this year. I figure i should actually spend a night in it before I start chopping holes in the roof...
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:55 PM   #34
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I have tried that. Not a peep back from them.
You gave them the VIN, right? Cuz they don't do anything without that. I know they are covered up making RVs right now and that equates to a somewhat poor CS situation. One of the problems with growth that comes too fast. If you emailed them previously, I would suggest calling them and asking for the information you want. Be persistent, they have what you need .
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I just looked up my email history with service@jayco and it looks like I sent them my serial number and they replied asking for my vin which it does not look like I sent. I'll try them again. Thanks

I am thinking that I will use the bunk light for power as it is nearby. I just need to get up on the roof and figure out where to mount it. I would like it right by the head of the bunkbeds so I can access the controls without having to crawl into the bed. I have it laid out in my mind and it "should" be easy. The joist locations are pretty easy to see from the roof so positioning it should be easy. Just nerve racking chopping into a perfectly good roof!
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Love the MaxxAir thermostatically controlled reversible fans. We leave the MaxxAir vent covers open all the time, and set the fans to pull out the hot air at about 75 degrees... works great, and keeps the dogs cool!
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This might be of help.
Make sure you cut the hole in the middle of two trusses. The blocking frame in the picture is attached to the truss on both sides, it just fits. I didn't measure the thickness of the wood, but it looked less than 1 1/2", so you will probably have to rip something or multi layer different ply wood sizes.

Make sure the duct work is not under your hole. My ducts are right behind the side blocking...it just fits too.

Cut the roof membrane in an "X" so it drops in the hole after.
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Whoops, forgot the picture
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I was thinking adding a vent in the back too. Somebody do this so we can see...
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I was thinking adding a vent in the back too. Somebody do this so we can see...
Yes. I did it and you can see pictures on my site. However, I got the new vent location of the pre-installed blocking from Jayco. Much easier (if it's there) than creating your own blocking. Also, the wiring was within easy reach of the new vent location (and they didn't put the wiring where it would be in the way while making the cut ).
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