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Old 05-29-2014, 10:51 PM   #11
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My solution is not to look at the vent. Or, as my buddy Alec used to say, before he died, "the main thing is not to get excited".
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:04 PM   #12
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Does anyone know where to get a replacement lid? I've only seen complete units offered online.
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:49 PM   #13
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These guys have most everything:

Vent Cover for Ventline Old Style Rounded Dome Trailer Roof Vents - Smoke Ventline Enclosed Trailer Parts BV0554-03
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:50 AM   #14
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I like the suggestion don't look at it that fits for me
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:35 AM   #15
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Not only does plastic change colour, different plastics change differently, so inevitably all the different parts will increasingly mismatch. This has happened to both of my current trailers (neither Escape, but one is moulded fiberglass like an Escape)... but it isn't a problem for my motorhome, because it is painted (including the gelcoated fiberglass). The paint job is terrible by automotive standards (finish is fine but it was painted without removing any of the parts so bits of the underlying white show) but overall it is better at maintaining its original appearance than unpainted.

I think that individually painting the plastic (not fiberglass) parts as people here have described is a great way to improve the details of the appearance, especially in the long term. Of course, it isn't necessary.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:12 AM   #16
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A couple of months ago I swapped out the small yellowing roof vent with the black powered one Escape is currently using. The powered vent removes moisture from showers and odour very quickly. If I was to order again I still wouldn't get a window in the bathroom.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:28 AM   #17
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This yellowing UV thing is why I noted on the Build Sheet Question post that I would request screws instead of rivets on surface mounted vents etc. Rivets are a pain to remove without a zippy wheel or dremel tool. However in regards to the bathroom vent replacement, there is a space between the bathroom enclosure and the outside fiberglass skin, enough to slip in wood slats for screwing.
Changing the vent size would be difficult because the vent size is determined by the vent's moulded platform.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:52 PM   #18
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I found this spring that the plastic outside vent for the range hood fan on out 19 was really yellowed, I used some "BIO-KLEEN" "AMAZING ALL PURPOSE BOAT RV" cleaner and it really was amazing it looks like new, I will have to try it on the bathroom roof vent next time I wash.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:35 PM   #19
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Don't scrub too hard. I leaned on mine a bit too hard when changing the black water vent and ended up replacing it.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #20
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....Rivets are a pain to remove without a zippy wheel or dremel tool. ....
Pooo, get a 1/2" countersink.

I think all Scamp owners need one, don't ask me how I know.
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