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Old 06-10-2015, 03:56 PM   #11
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Same on my trailer. I don't understand why Jayco only installs one vent. There really should be one for every 8' of trailer, in my opinion.
That's a good idea. I've thought about cutting one in the front bedroom, but haven't felt the need yet (at least not enough to overcome the fear of cutting a hole in the roof! LOL!). I have 2nd AC prep, so it should be all framed out already and has power to the spot, so I could put a Fantastic or something in there pretty easy I guess...
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:04 PM   #12
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I seem to have an overabundance of vents - my TH has four:

1) Bedroom
2) Over the Galley
3) Bathroom - the only powered vent
4) Garage

To clarify an earlier point about my venting strategy, I crack open one roof vent and one window so the warm air will rise and be drawn up and out of the vent. However, the primary reason for that is because I want to keep the humidity stable and the trailer being cooler is just a nice bonus. The same vent/window are left cracked open when we're doing cold weather camping with good results (no condensation on the windows).
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:19 PM   #13
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Same on my trailer. I don't understand why Jayco only installs one vent. There really should be one for every 8' of trailer, in my opinion.
Depending on your model and upgrade level they do include additional roof vents. My 2015 27RLS has one in bathroom and one in living room. I believe it was part of the Elite package.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:32 PM   #14
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Depending on your model and upgrade level they do include additional roof vents. My 2015 27RLS has one in bathroom and one in living room. I believe it was part of the Elite package.

I have the Elite Package and extra vents were not an option. I can definitely see me adding a couple after my warranty period is up.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:54 PM   #15
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What vent are yall talking about opening? The one over the toilet??? I'm not sure my 03 23B has a roof vent like you all are talking about.
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Both roof vents have MaxAir covers and stay open all the time. Have had no rain or snow entry issues. I also have found that if I leave one of the crank open windows open about 1/2" it helps draw cooler air in. I store at home now, when it was in storage, I closed all windows.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:50 PM   #17
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My Whitehawk only has one vent as well. (over toilet)
I put a Fantastic Fan and cover over it but I sure wish there were more vents!
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:19 AM   #18
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Do you leave a window cracked or do anything else to prevent heat damage or warping due to high temperatures?
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Thats something I thought about when I was deciding between a cover or an enclosure. An enclosure lets you open roof vents and keeps the direct sun off as well.
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We have the MaxAire vent covers on the front and rear ceiling vents. I keep the front ceiling vent (no fan) closed. The rear vent fan has a thermostat and it runs during the day and turns off around 7PM. I have one of the side windows cracked open about 2 inches. I close the front vent because for about 3 hours a day the FLORIDA sun is beating down on the TT's roof, which directs the heated roof air into the TT. By leaving the side window open the 2 inches, lets a little cooler air into the TT. Never gets the musty odor. The average daily temp inside the TT is around 88 degrees (have a weather station temp monitor in the TT).

The nice part is that I do not need to plug in the TT while at home because the SOLAR cares for all the TT's electrical needs between camping trips.

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