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Old 07-26-2014, 02:12 PM   #31
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The new plastic vents have more depth to the fins which allow more air flow, thus requiring less of them to provide the same air flow.

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Is it possible to retrofit the new vent cover to older models...or is the shape of the cutout totally different?
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:30 PM   #32
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Is it possible to retrofit the new vent cover to older models...or is the shape of the cutout totally different?
In Donna's case she was talking about her Scamp, not an Escape. It had a larger vent with different louvers.
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In Donna's case she was talking about her Scamp, not an Escape. It had a larger vent with different louvers.
The older Escape's all have the thin metal louvers. I too would be interested to know if the plastic ones can be retrofit.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:42 PM   #34
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In Donna's case she was talking about her Scamp, not an Escape. It had a larger vent with different louvers.

Yes, I know. But our older model Escape has the metal louvers...two places:
An upper about 13x23 and the one that opens down below about 9x10.

We do have the added fan behind the fridge and could open the lower vent, but anything that would help in our hot NM temps would be welcome.
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I was under the impression Reace was talking about the lower intake vents not the metal exhaust vents.
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The older Escape's all have the thin metal louvers. I too would be interested to know if the plastic ones can be retrofit.
Ah, understood.
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Yes, I know. But our older model Escape has the metal louvers...two places:
An upper about 13x23 and the one that opens down below about 9x10.

We do have the added fan behind the fridge and could open the lower vent, but anything that would help in our hot NM temps would be welcome.
Hi: FMLNM... It's too hard to retro fit a small plastic grill over a large hole. Alf
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Hi: FMLNM... It's too hard to retro fit a small plastic grill over a large hole. Alf
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I believe the metal to be a better option for those in high UV areas. Years from now, some of us are going to be looking for a replacement for the plastic ones...
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I believe the metal to be a better option for those in high UV areas. Years from now, some of us are going to be looking for a replacement for the plastic ones...
Try 303 protectant Donna. Works wonders. Prevents almost 100% of UV breakdown and oxidation. Have used it on all my vehicles and a ski boat for many years now, and the results are excellent.
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I'll check that out Robert, thanks. I was thinking of painting with Fusion. But the 303 may work just as well and be easier to use/apply?
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