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Old 02-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Vent cover installation issue

Hi all. While mounting new camping world vent covers (mount same as Maxx Aire) I noticed the sealant around the vent is very high. It appears the factory is using some kind of expanding foam style sealant. This causes the brackets to sit on top of the sealant making the cover sit 1/2" or so off the roof. Has anyone else encountered this problem and if so what did you do about it? I'm concerned this is to high and will allow too much air under the edge of the cover while at 60mph lifting and possibly damaging the cover and or trailer.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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We have this vent which sits high above the sealant. It also unscrews to flip open to clean. It hasn't budged a bit. I actually took it off the TT we just traded in to put it on the new TT when we get it.

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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I installed the same vent last summer and mine sits about 1/2" off the roof also. I would think it has to have some gap so any debris/water that gets under there can be flushed out when traveling etc. Also if i recall dont you have to get a wrench in between the brackets and roof to secure them? I think its normal.
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I installed the same vent last summer and mine sits about 1/2" off the roof also. I would think it has to have some gap so any debris/water that gets under there can be flushed out when traveling etc. Also if i recall dont you have to get a wrench in between the brackets and roof to secure them? I think its normal.
I did not have to get the wrench in between the roof and brackets on mine.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the replies so far. Exjay1, you don't need to get a wrench under them at all. The bolt that holds the cover down is a carriage bolt and as such locks into the slot in the bracket to keep from rotating as you tighten the nut. I still would like to know if others having it sitting that high off of the roof deck and any issues associated with that. Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:09 PM   #6
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I have 2 maxair vents and they do not sit down tight on the roof, not sure if it is 1/2" gap but there is some.
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Not to hijacked this thread, but do all of the vents have power run to them for a fan (pre wired) or if you want to put in a cover with a fan do you have to tap it from a light of something else near by?
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Vent cover installation issue

My vents already had fans in them. I just put the cover over them.
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The vent covers should NOT sit touching the roof... that could cause it to wear thru the roof was the rig moves down the highway...
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Ditto above plus it let's condensation escape. Had ours for 2 years and as tight as the day I installed. One of the first mods I made!
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