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Old 03-29-2013, 08:13 AM   #15
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Anyone know of a metal escape hatch? (24 x 24, I think) and any reason not to use metal?
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #16
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Anyone know of a metal escape hatch? (24 x 24, I think) and any reason not to use metal?
I think the only limitation to using at "Escape Hatch" would be the size. Finding a flat area 24'x24' on an egg roof would be a challenge.

There would be only two reasons not to use a metal roof vent, the first would be price, they are more expensive but if you calculate in the cost over a lifetime of replacing the plastic covers on the originals the metal is much cheaper. Cost is the reason I manufactures use plastic and nor metal

The second is they do not let any light in when closed, this feature may be desired or not. Where we camp it can be light outside for over 22 hours a day, this feature is ideal in these locations to help get a full night sleep.
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I have to replace the plastic escape hatch over the bed. I'd like to get a clear one for star-gazing; failing that, a metal hatch should last longer. Appologies for thread hijack.
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I'll report my experiences with nasty weather including hail, dust storms, strong winds, snow, rain, etc. etc.
The only negative was the dust storm, everything in the trailer was covered with fine dust after a few hours hunkered down in less then 1/4 mile visibility dust storm. Nothing else have bothered the trailer.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:26 PM   #19
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We had a nasty hail storm last summer that ravaged our garden, broke planter pots, destroyed the shingles on the house and garage.... Nothing wrong with the trailer.
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