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Old 01-03-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
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Range hood vent lid

Hi all,

We just picked up our first trailer, a 2016 X23B, this week. During the walk through, the only out of the ordinary thing we found was the outside snap shut lid was stuck. The tech and I screwed with it for about 5 minutes before we finally got it to open. He was even prying on it pretty hard with screwdrivers trying to open it up. Eventually, we got it open, then open and closed it a couple times to be sure it worked ok (still really stiff). It almost seemed like it was glued or sealed shut and we had to pop it free? So, we took it home thin king we were fine now since we got it working.

Fast forward a couple days, and we set the trailer up in the driveway, and when I went to open up the vent flap, and sure enough one of the clips snapped off and the lid is still stuck. I don't know if whatever it was originally sticking to took hold again, or if it is just a really stiff flap when new???

I'm not too worried about the break as I know they'll fix it under warranty and Camping World is only 10-15 min away. Hopefully they can replace just the flap and not have to cut all the sealant out to replace the entire assembly.

I'm curious if others have problems with this flap, or if there is a trick to getting them open that we weren't doing correctly? Or, is this just a random problem with our trailer?

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Old 01-03-2016, 12:02 PM   #2
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Mine is difficult to get open also.

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Old 01-03-2016, 12:07 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your new trailer and welcome to the forum.

YES! Those outside vents are REALLY difficult, IMO. Many folks on this forum have had a problem opening them. The last time I got mine open, I left it unlatched.
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It gets easier over time.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:05 PM   #5
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2 seasons of using my TT and mine is still a PAIN in the butt to open and close.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:17 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Treatcg View Post
It gets easier over time.
X2 and mine is easy to the point that there is no need to worry about breaking it.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:24 PM   #7
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Mine gets to the breaking point before it opens (or closes).

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Old 01-03-2016, 01:44 PM   #8
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Mine is still tight after 5 years. A shot of spray silicone will help but it is a trick to doing it. Pushing up instead of out.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:33 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Skaling View Post
2 seasons of using my TT and mine is still a PAIN in the butt to open and close.

I end up leaving it open except for rare times where it rattles in the wind or when I'm winterizing. So I guess I open/close it maybe 3x per year?

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Old 01-04-2016, 01:07 PM   #10
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The entire vent would get replaced. They don't sell just the flap and it's probably faster to pull out the whole thing and replace. It's a $10 part new: Ventline Range Vent

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