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Old 09-29-2014, 07:49 AM   #11
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Vent covers are a must have IMHO. I had the slidout awnings done on this unit and I like them for debris. The large one does pool some water, but NBD as it does eventually work toward the edge and drain. At the end of the day it's a personal preference and comfort, not a must have like the vent covers IMHO. Vent cover advantages far outweigh the slideout awnings and at a fraction of the cost.

I put Maxx air II's on all my vents, power or not. Work fine with the volume and clearances.

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Old 09-29-2014, 07:53 AM   #12
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When I added power vents last winter to the roof I read in the material from Fantastic fan they they do not recommend having vent covers over them they say it reduces the efficiency of the power vent
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We have the Max air vent covers, the fantastic fan, and the slide out toppers. The slide out toppers are a must have for me for keeping debris off the slide out roofs. I'm just getting over the age of climbing on the roof and sweeping them off. If you don't have them and are not sweeping your slide outs off before putting them in, you are just asking for trouble. For those of you still spry and climbing, its not a problem. Like someone said before, just a matter of preference. We love em!
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:19 AM   #14
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We have the Max air vent covers, the fantastic fan, and the slide out toppers. The slide out toppers are a must have for me for keeping debris off the slide out roofs. I'm just getting over the age of climbing on the roof and sweeping them off. If you don't have them and are not sweeping your slide outs off before putting them in, you are just asking for trouble. For those of you still spry and climbing, its not a problem. Like someone said before, just a matter of preference. We love em!
don't you still have to climb up and clean off the awning?

I always sweep and wipe down my 10 foot awning every time I pack to make sure there is no dirt and debris in there or you are going to get mold.

Water alone doesn't cause mold so it isn't an issue but leaves and dirt with water will mold.

My awning is pristine white
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:06 AM   #15
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Thanks for the replies. I will definitely be ordering the Maxx Air vent covers and doing the installation.

Has anyone used both the Maxx Air I and II? Any design preference? Looks like the main difference is the hinged lid on the Max-II and a slightly larger louver/vent surface area.

For slide out awnings what are the better brands for quality?
I installed the Maxx Air 1 on our X23B (now gone) and the MA 2 on the 351. They install the same but as you note the 2 has the "hinged" brackets which let you open it easily. The 2 seems to have more vent area than the 1 and they claim better air flow. Makes sense to me. We leave the vent open all the time except when running the A/C in super humid weather. I was able to buy the hinged brackets separately when I got the 1 so both had the hinged feature. I'm a believer in the Maxx Air.
I had the dealer install slide covers as part of our purchase deal and neglected to negotiate what was installed. So he installed the cheapest thing he could. The brand is Carefree which seems to be OK but the roller is not covered which leaves the rolled up fabric open to the elements. Would specify something better if I had it to do over.
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Thanks for the replies. I will definitely be ordering the Maxx Air vent covers and doing the installation......snip
Just one after-thought, even with the MaxxAir's keep your vents closed while in-tow or you may find a thin film of dust throughout the TT when you arrive at you destination.

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Dsmith3 said, "I can sure see how they could be an issue in high winds and also a maintenance headache (something else to clean). But I think the pluses probably outweigh minuses."

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