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Old 10-23-2015, 07:32 PM   #21
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Leaking bath vent

On the 2010 Escape we have, the uv and the sun and elements eventually caused the bath vent to start leaking late last year. While I could have replaced it myself, we had E T I do it last June along with a couple other improvements. We like the vent and use it often, if we were buying a new Escape we might opt for the window instead of the vent. Between the time it started to leak and when we got it replaced, we sealed it with some waterproof tape, worked well. We really like the rain gutter stick ons we installed on the rest of the windows. Did not take long, work very well.
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Yea, but it drips down your back when sitting on the can...
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Was the leaking that you had coming out of your vent? We have water that is pooling in our shower base and moisture collecting on the screen. Any help would be appreciated.
Failure of the <$20 plastic square vent is common. It is one of the reasons ETI changed to the push vent long a standard on the Casita. Unfortunately replacing the vent with the same vent only delays future problems. In addition the fixed metal screen made it impossible to clean the vent or caulk inside the vent. Here is what I did:
1- prep and mask the outside and coat with Rustoleam Leak Seal.
2-using a utility knife, cut away the metal screen
3- using a good caulk, seal the corners and base from the inside
4- fashion a new screen from screen material, sew fabric edging material around edges, I put some small grommets in and screw to the underside of the vent area.
5- you can remove the screen for cleaning and re-caulking
6- so far all leaks solved and additional benefit is no more yellow vent
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On the 2010 Escape we have, the uv and the sun and elements eventually caused the bath vent to start leaking late last year. While I could have replaced it myself, we had E T I do it last June along with a couple other improvements. We like the vent and use it often, if we were buying a new Escape we might opt for the window instead of the vent. Between the time it started to leak and when we got it replaced, we sealed it with some waterproof tape, worked well. We really like the rain gutter stick ons we installed on the rest of the windows. Did not take long, work very well.
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We are going up in July for a bathroom window and an outside shower install, and to have a general inspection tune up etc. If I haven't fixed the leaker by then, I will have them do it. We are on day 2 of being parked in the rain in Texas, getting sick of the drip. That umbrella idea is starting to sound plausible.
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That umbrella idea is starting to sound plausible.
Picture please, although my imagination may be better.
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Yeah let me go ask the Wife about that, on second thought...
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We are going up in July for a bathroom window and an outside shower install, and to have a general inspection tune up etc. If I haven't fixed the leaker by then, I will have them do it. We are on day 2 of being parked in the rain in Texas, getting sick of the drip. That umbrella idea is starting to sound plausible.
Hi: DeadEyeDan... I'm really glad we have the round style 12V power vent. That leaves me to be the only drip in our trailer!!! Alf
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Hi: DeadEyeDan... I'm really glad we have the round style 12V power vent. That leaves me to be the only drip in our trailer!!! Alf
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Yes you are lucky, LOL. We had that vent in our Casita. Too bad they cannot retrofit to that one.
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Failure of the <$20 plastic square vent is common. It is one of the reasons ETI changed to the push vent long a standard on the Casita. Unfortunately replacing the vent with the same vent only delays future problems. In addition the fixed metal screen made it impossible to clean the vent or caulk inside the vent. Here is what I did:
1- prep and mask the outside and coat with Rustoleam Leak Seal.
2-using a utility knife, cut away the metal screen
3- using a good caulk, seal the corners and base from the inside
4- fashion a new screen from screen material, sew fabric edging material around edges, I put some small grommets in and screw to the underside of the vent area.
5- you can remove the screen for cleaning and re-caulking
6- so far all leaks solved and additional benefit is no more yellow vent
Hi Tim very interested in doing this too . Because it is a 9 in instead of 14in to replace I will have to remove the whole vent instead of the vent cover that are on 14 in . I wish I knew this was what we were getting I would of asked them please don't cut hole .we have the bathroom window .now you get the totally replaceable round 12 volt one which is also powered . Anyway do you have any pictures of your fix including the screen .I have painted with Fusion paint because it was a ugly yellow but I want to coat the plastic and maybe it will last longer . Pat
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Hi Tim very interested in doing this too . Because it is a 9 in instead of 14in to replace I will have to remove the whole vent instead of the vent cover that are on 14 in . I wish I knew this was what we were getting I would of asked them please don't cut hole .we have the bathroom window .now you get the totally replaceable round 12 volt one which is also powered . Anyway do you have any pictures of your fix including the screen .I have painted with Fusion paint because it was a ugly yellow but I want to coat the plastic and maybe it will last longer . Pat
I will put together some pictures and post in this thread. As I said, I couldn't see having ETI replace it with the same thing, which is the only option they have with this 9 inch vent.
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