Air conditioner vent cut-out on new build - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2020, 10:06 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Trailer: 2020 Escape 19 (June 2020..hopefully)
Posts: 31
Air conditioner vent cut-out on new build

I just received my first build pictures! Super exciting. I noticed there was a hole cut into the roof at the location where an air conditioner would be installed, but I did not order an air conditioner. Is this cut-out in the roof standard on all builds? I searched the forum but hard to find build pictures in trailers without an air conditioner. Thanks
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Build 2.jpg (43.2 KB, 16 views)
__________________

Allswell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2020, 10:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: White Bird, Idaho
Trailer: 2018 Escape 19, "Zen Purple", 2017 4X4 Chevy Colorado/Duramax
Posts: 247
If you don’t get the air conditioner, you get another vent where the A/C would go. Pretty sure that’s what that hole is!
__________________

salmo7000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2020, 10:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 5,431
Yes, that's exactly the situation. It's not a power vent, just an opening vent. We have that situation and it's very handy to have.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2020, 10:26 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Trailer: 2020 Escape 19 (June 2020..hopefully)
Posts: 31
Thank you for explaining this. I was a bit confused about this.
Allswell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 05:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Naples, New York
Trailer: 2020 Esacpe 19' in production
Posts: 553
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allswell View Post
I just received my first build pictures! Super exciting. I noticed there was a hole cut into the roof at the location where an air conditioner would be installed, but I did not order an air conditioner. Is this cut-out in the roof standard on all builds? I searched the forum but hard to find build pictures in trailers without an air conditioner. Thanks



They will cut the hole and per wire for air condition and install a hand crack vent in that location. This way if you ever change you mind a air unit can be installed latter. There is also a option for a 2nd maxx fan.
NEWYORKHILLBILLY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 09:43 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Perryb67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lanesboro, MN, between Whalan and Fountain, Minnesota
Trailer: 2018 5.0 TA
Posts: 699
Hindsight is 20/20.

I wish we had wired for AC, but not ordered AC, installed another MaxxFan, and deleted the stove vent. Yes, we live in the northern US and and mainly camp in Fall, Winter, and Spring. We have yet to use our AC and rarely, at best, ever use AC in any camper we've ever owned.

I do understand others absolutely need AC or the stove vent, but a few of us really don't.

Enjoy,

Perry
__________________
Those who know everything use pens. Intelligent people use pencils.
Perryb67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 09:44 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Trailer: 2020 Escape 19 (June 2020..hopefully)
Posts: 31
Actually, that's really great. More ventilation is good! Have you every heard anyone have issues with leaking from this vent or the maxx fan?
Allswell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 02:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Perryb67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lanesboro, MN, between Whalan and Fountain, Minnesota
Trailer: 2018 5.0 TA
Posts: 699
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allswell View Post
Actually, that's really great. More ventilation is good! Have you every heard anyone have issues with leaking from this vent or the maxx fan?
The reality is, if there is a hole in the roof it can leak. In fifteen campers only the vent in our used/salvage Casita leaked. I just removed the vent, cleaned the area, and put in new sealer.

If not too late I would replace the standard vent with another MaxxFan.

Enjoy,

Perry
__________________
Those who know everything use pens. Intelligent people use pencils.
Perryb67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 02:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SLO County, California
Trailer: 2014 21
Posts: 3,680
We have the hand crank vent and no AC. In wind that vent can make a bunch of racket. Had almost done a second Maxfan. The upside to the crank vent is it does let light in.
__________________
"We gotta get as far away as we can!"
- Russell Casse, Independence Day
Rossue is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 02:57 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Naples, New York
Trailer: 2020 Esacpe 19' in production
Posts: 553
The second maxfann is a great idea, But now your head liner is in it may not be possible. They may still be able to get in there if you want it . I would not worry about it leaking . Yes it could leak and also the 100 plus holes in the fiberglass shell could also leak at some point down the road. If either vents leak you will notice before it does any damage.
NEWYORKHILLBILLY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 03:05 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ladysmith, British Columbia
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allswell View Post
Thank you for explaining this. I was a bit confused about this.
We have the rear crank vent with Maxxair in front. I was thinking of a 2nd Maxxair but questioned why it would help. As it is the Maxxair can draw 900CFM to exhaust warm and humid air. To make up for vacuum the air must be replaced. What is needed for this to work properly is makeup air. This is where opening windows throughout trailer vents the space better with no dead areas. If lack of windows opened then it moves in through poor gasketed hatches and other holes.

I would think that a 2nd Maxxair would be overkill for such a small space? Possibly having 2 running on low would cut down on noise? Just my thoughts.
ChuckBC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 03:17 PM   #12
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 22,463
Not if you put one on exhaust and one on intake and it was raining and you do not have the awning windows, it would work in tandem
__________________
Jim
Due to the pandemic, my life now exists of only 3 days, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Everything else has been forgotten!
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 03:29 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SLO County, California
Trailer: 2014 21
Posts: 3,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEWYORKHILLBILLY View Post
The second maxfann is a great idea, But now your head liner is in it may not be possible.
Wouldn't matter as the hole is the same size regardless of whether you get AC/standard crank vent or Maxfan. If not ordered during build either an AC or Maxfan can always be added later as the Romex wire for power is there as standard- no need to request as was the case a decade ago.
__________________
"We gotta get as far away as we can!"
- Russell Casse, Independence Day
Rossue is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 05:47 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Naples, New York
Trailer: 2020 Esacpe 19' in production
Posts: 553
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossue View Post
Wouldn't matter as the hole is the same size regardless of whether you get AC/standard crank vent or Maxfan. If not ordered during build either an AC or Maxfan can always be added later as the Romex wire for power is there as standard- no need to request as was the case a decade ago.



That is true But EFI will not hook up the max fan to the romex 120 wire. so if he wants to add it himself latter he could. If he wants them to do it now there going to have to run a 12 volt wire to it and with the headliner already installed this may or may not be possible.
NEWYORKHILLBILLY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 06:58 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 5,431
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEWYORKHILLBILLY View Post
If he wants them to do it now there going to have to run a 12 volt wire to it and with the headliner already installed this may or may not be possible.
Yes, it's possible and I've done it.

But you know at some point I'd just like to say, all this speculation is fine but why don't you just get the trailer and use it. Maybe you'll like it fine just the way it is.

Ron
__________________

Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×