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Old 05-09-2017, 12:58 AM   #1
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Replacement Plumbimg Vent Caps

I was cleaning the roof and just slightly bumped the vent cap and it broke - brittle plastic on a 2012. Where can I find replacement caps to swap out without replacing the entire vent? (and probably having to drill new holes into the fiberglass because the new holes will not align with the existing).

Are there any replacements out there that are stainless or aluminum that will last much longer if I have to install completely new ones?
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:18 AM   #2
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Here's what looks like an easy replacement. I remember this coming up on Fiberglass RV several years ago. There are probably other solutions, including a direct replacement, but this thing looks like it would do the job. Some folks give these caps a coat of silver for solar protection with a coat of white over the top to match again.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:32 AM   #3
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I was cleaning the roof and just slightly bumped the vent cap and it broke - brittle plastic on a 2012. Where can I find replacement caps to swap out without replacing the entire vent? (and probably having to drill new holes into the fiberglass because the new holes will not align with the existing).

Are there any replacements out there that are stainless or aluminum that will last much longer if I have to install completely new ones?
I bumped and broke two of my vent caps while washing the roof last fall before putting it away for the winter. Didn't take much of a bump at all to cause the damage. Seems to be a common item though, I just went down to a local rv shop and they had a selection of several different kinds of replacement vent caps to choose from. Didn't see any metal ones though.
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Dale I would replace the entire vent assembly as the base will probably be as brittle as the cap.
If you paint the new one with Krylon Fusion plastic paint the sun won't break down the plastic and it will last longer. This is true for all the plastic items on the trailer, I have painted all of mine.
If you get the same kind the holes should line up.


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Old 05-09-2017, 08:49 AM   #5
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Dale I would replace the entire vent assembly as the base will probably be as brittle as the cap.
Actually, I think you'll find that the cap is made from some really flimsy stuff that's very susceptible to UV failure. The base is much better material. It's up to the OP of course, but personally I'd go for just doing the caps until I really saw a problem with the the base portion. The less I have to deal with holes and sealant, the happier camper I am!
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I plan to replace the stock vent cap with the 360 Siphon cap 2nd generation.

https://360productsnorthamerica.com/site/videos
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Hi: All... I broke one when the ladder I was on wiggled. I grabbed for the first thing and it was like grabbing a soda biscuit. My RV store had a bunch of 'em. The cap just twists and turns to come off the base. Three buck fix. Alf
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Here's a metal one.
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I plan to replace the stock vent cap with the 360 Siphon cap 2nd generation.

https://360productsnorthamerica.com/site/videos
I'm planning to do that, too. I didn't find out about this cap until soon after I signed the build sheet. I would have asked if ETI could do the installation if I provided it to them.
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