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Old 09-18-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Roof Vent

Okay, so has anyone come up with a gadget to use for opening the roof vent in your 5th wheel? I'd rather not have to get out a step stool every time I open and close it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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I guess you can replace your manual operated roof vent with a remote controlled one. All roof vents are suppose to fit the 14-inch square hole...

This is one I found on google by searching for "remote controlled vent for RV"


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http://www.americanrvcompany.com/Max...RV_p_4528.html

MAXXAIR 00-04500K - MaxxAir Roof Top 12 Volt Fan/Vent With Remote 00-04500K

I'm sure there are different ones out on google to purchase.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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Something like this? Link:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ventstik/31459
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Reasonable idea.....ridiculous price.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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I made one for my wife, who is height challenged (AKA short). Out of 3/4 plywood, I cut a small round circle, drilled it 4 times at equal intervals around the circle, and glued in 4 short 1/4 inch dowels to fit around the roof vent knob. Cut a length of 1/2 inch dowel (24 inches) and put a screw through the center of the circle into the 3/4 dowel. Last, drilled a cross hole in the other end of the 3/4 dowel and glued in a 4 inch length of dowel for a handle. Works great, DW loves it, and it cost less than $1 and 30 minutes of time.
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I made one for my wife, who is height challenged (AKA short). Out of 3/4 plywood, I cut a small round circle, drilled it 4 times at equal intervals around the circle, and glued in 4 short 1/4 inch dowels to fit around the roof vent knob. Cut a length of 1/2 inch dowel (24 inches) and put a screw through the center of the circle into the 3/4 dowel. Last, drilled a cross hole in the other end of the 3/4 dowel and glued in a 4 inch length of dowel for a handle. Works great, DW loves it, and it cost less than $1 and 30 minutes of time.
That's what I'm talking about, homemade and cheap. I think I can make that work. Thanks
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I also made one for my last trailer but can't find a photo. I used a length of 1/2 inch pvc water pipe with a butt connector glued to the end. I notched the butt conncetor to accept the arm of the vent crank.
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Certainly alot cheaper than replacing the fan for a remote controlled one for sure... I was shocked when I saw the prices when I searched for yours...

My fan in the living room is behind the ceiling fan so I have to turn that off before reaching up and turning the vent open knob...
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