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Old 05-28-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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Adding The Power Bathroom Vent to a 17B

I ordered the Power Bathroom vent kit from Escape & installed it. Here is a link to a page describing the process: Power Bathroom Vent Install.
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Old 05-28-2016, 03:18 PM   #2
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I ordered the Power Bathroom vent kit from Escape & installed it. Here is a link to a page describing the process: Power Bathroom Vent Install.
This isn't good news for the Jon 19 Escape poll if he's making upgrades to the 17.

Nice work Jon! Only thing I might add for those tackling this project is the same thing I've encountered adding Max fans/vent changes on previous trailers. In the pics where you show the screws on the new flashing coming through between the two shells, being anal I usually build a 1x1 wood picture frame around the vent opening on the underside of the outside shell, that I use construction adhesive/clamps to stick up. Then when you screw the new vent/flashing in you screw through the fiberglass and into the wood frame making a sandwich of the fiberglass shell. It's not a necessary step, but it makes a really strong vent tie in if one wants to add the additional framing step.
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This isn't good news for the Jon 19 Escape poll if he's making upgrades to the 17.

Nice work Jon! Only thing I might add for those tackling this project is the same thing I've encountered adding Max fans/vent changes on previous trailers. In the pics where you show the screws on the new flashing coming through between the two shells, being anal I usually build a 1x1 wood picture frame around the vent opening on the underside of the outside shell, that I use construction adhesive/clamps to stick up. Then when you screw the new vent/flashing in you screw through the fiberglass and into the wood frame making a sandwich of the fiberglass shell. It's not a necessary step, but it makes a really strong vent tie in if one wants to add the additional framing step.
Gregg , Still haven't put fan fix in bath yet . Glad you reminded me of this to me ,important step to take . I don't think it is anal just a good practice . Pat
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I ordered the Power Bathroom vent kit from Escape & installed it. Here is a link to a page describing the process: Power Bathroom Vent Install.
Jon thanks for taking your time to document your installation of your fan installation .Pat
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This isn't good news for the Jon 19 Escape poll if he's making upgrades to the 17.

Nice work Jon! Only thing I might add for those tackling this project is the same thing I've encountered adding Max fans/vent changes on previous trailers. In the pics where you show the screws on the new flashing coming through between the two shells, being anal I usually build a 1x1 wood picture frame around the vent opening on the underside of the outside shell, that I use construction adhesive/clamps to stick up. Then when you screw the new vent/flashing in you screw through the fiberglass and into the wood frame making a sandwich of the fiberglass shell. It's not a necessary step, but it makes a really strong vent tie in if one wants to add the additional framing step.
Yea, it would have been a good idea!
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Nice job documenting your install. I used pop rivets instead of screws for the outside flashing. I dipped them in caulking prior to installing, caulked the back of them from inside the trailer and applied caulking over the top of them as well. Even if the outside cauling should fail, the inside caulking will prevent leaks.

Thanks for starting the thread.
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In the pics where you show the screws on the new flashing coming through between the two shells, being anal I usually build a 1x1 wood picture frame around the vent opening on the underside of the outside shell, that I use construction adhesive/clamps to stick up. Then when you screw the new vent/flashing in you screw through the fiberglass and into the wood frame making a sandwich of the fiberglass shell.
Another alternative is what I did with the MaxxFan on my Boler: I set T-nuts into the bottom of a wooden frame like this and used Robertson-drive pan-head machine screws (instead of wood/metal/self-tapping screws) so this added inside frame is bolted to the fan's outside flange. No thread stripping, no screw slipping, and as much clamping force as you want to apply.

I didn't see any need to stick the frame up there - the MaxxFan frame is installed on the outside before the fan unit is dropped into it, so you can stand inside and hold the inside part in place while starting the screws. Between a wood frame on the inside and the underside of the shell is not a weather seal, so I didn't want to deal with any kind of good and chose not to.
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