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Old 07-18-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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Maxx air vent

So we decided after spending a few days/nights in the rain, that we'd put a maxx air vent over the roof vent. This so that we can have more ventilation. Well, i just finished putting it on & was wondering now if i got the right model! It's a basic unit that measures 19 " front to back. The existing roof vent sits on a raised F/G platform of only 17", thus leaving a bit overhanging front & back. I wondered about this, but installed it anyway. Once all the brackets were tightened down it sits up about " from the roof surface all around. This is actually good as the metal brackets & bolts won't be rubbing the F/G. What i don't know is if the wind will adversely affect this while driving. Does anyone have similar experiences with theirs? Also, it's supposed to be designed to keep out the rain, but i would bet this doesn't include torrential downpours where it bounces back up 6"(it would spray right into the vent opening). Or, am i wrong? Thanks, Gary
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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Re: Maxx air vent

I just installed one myself. It does seem to stick out a bit over the raised f/g but not much more than 1/4". I have had the vent open during a really heavy rain event and no water got in at all. In fact, since I've installed the cover I haven't closed the vent (it's nice when driving, the trailer doesn't get warm or stale).
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Re: Maxx air vent

I'm also thinking about taking off the screen on the maxx air vent. There are many ways for bugs to get in that it's useless! This would help with increased air flow, i think.
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