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Old 05-23-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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Wasp In My Vents

Today I was going to remove the vents on the outside of my camper to kill and hopefully get rid of the wasp that are living in there. The only problem is I cannot figure out how to remove the vent doors. What looks like a plastic screw or key I tried turning in all direction and even tried to turn it like I was unscrewing it but I could not open the door. I didn't want to force open the door chancing I might break something. How do you open these doors?
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:49 AM   #2
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Should be a 1/4 turn latch. Turn 1/4 then pull.
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Should be a 1/4 turn latch. Turn 1/4 then pull.
Should the slot be vertical or horizontal?
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I think that horizontal is "open". The catch is just a sort of expandable plastic rivet. When turned one way, the rivet is "fat" and can't be pulled through a small hole. When turned the other way, the rivet is skinny and will fit through the hole.

These catches tend to catch a bit even when "open"; especially if a bit of putty or caulk is on them. Just pull gently at the top of the panel and it should come out. The bottom of the panel is probably held by a tabs in slots; after it's loose at the top, pull the panel up slightly to bull the tabs out of the slots.
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I think horizontal is correct if I remember right.
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horizontal is locked, we live full time so im in the compartment every month.
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Turn it a 1/4 turn to vertical to unlock.
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After you are done put screen wire behind the vent cover to keep them out. Mine made a big nest in the fins of the fridge and it was a mess to get out. Now all of them have covers!
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I got it! Vertical is the position to open it. Apparently the PO had the same problem and broke all the bottom catches to one of my covers.

Now I have another problem! After I removed the covers to search and destroy the wasp and their nest (which I couldn't find), I found a mess of mouse turds. I guess I'm not having a real good day. LOL As I went thru the camper inside thoroughly when I bought it I never saw any evidence of mice. Some of the turds had mold on them and in one compartment, where I've seen wasp looked somewhat fresh. Open for any suggestions.
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After you are done put screen wire behind the vent cover to keep them out. Mine made a big nest in the fins of the fridge and it was a mess to get out. Now all of them have covers!
I was thinking the same thing but I can't see the nest that's in there and If I put a screen there they'll have to come inside I guess.
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