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Old 02-14-2016, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hi,

I need to replace the roof vents on my '77 Boler. It seems pretty straight forward, but I just wanted to verify with anyone that has done it.

I was thinking of using the 14" Scamp roof vents 14" Scamp roof vents ? My assumption being that pretty much any 14" vent should be fine.

Does that sound about right?
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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Yep, it's all about the measurement. You'll probably find one closer to home than shipping from Scamp.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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Thanks. I was thinking the same thing actually.

These two are from a Canadian source and seem to be what I need:
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Vent + Fan
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I agree with Donna, 14"x14" roof vents are readily available at any RV parts supplier We get lots of hail in our area so I really prefer the all metal roof vents, they last a lifetime, they are getting harder to find but Vintage Trailer Supply still have them 14" Galvanized Vent with Flat Galvanized Lid
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:38 AM   #5
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I really wanted a tinted lid but was worried about hail breaking it. I ended up ordering the same metal roof vent that vintage trailer sells from etrailer.com. I found it was less money there and when I had ordered from vintage trailer I paid duties when the package was delivered, didn't have to pay anything extra for my etrailer order.

This is the one I ordered,
https://www.etrailer.com/Enclosed-Tr...2110SP-24.html
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The plastic lining was broken on our metal one, but it is in good shape and not leaking so we did not want to replace it. So we glued some metallic, insulation bubble wrap to the inside. Works like a charm and it is actually quieter when the rain hits it. Looks better then the old yellowed plastic as well.
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I have mounted 3 of the Fantastic fans in my two Bolers. The only thing I'm not totally happy with is that I couldn't find a rot resistant spacer to put on top of the trailer so the fan housing would mount flush to the inside of the trailer. Half inch HDPE is ridiculously expensive.
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I have mounted 3 of the Fantastic fans in my two Bolers. The only thing I'm not totally happy with is that I couldn't find a rot resistant spacer to put on top of the trailer so the fan housing would mount flush to the inside of the trailer. Half inch HDPE is ridiculously expensive.
I also think you would find it impossible to seal a HDPE spacer, nothing will stick to it
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I also think you would find it impossible to seal a HDPE spacer, nothing will stick to it
I was just going to sandwich it between layers of butyl tape. That is what I ended up doing with a piece of plywood that I sealed up with spray seal. I know it won't last forever but for now looks much better on the inside.
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I have mounted 3 of the Fantastic fans in my two Bolers. The only thing I'm not totally happy with is that I couldn't find a rot resistant spacer to put on top of the trailer so the fan housing would mount flush to the inside of the trailer. Half inch HDPE is ridiculously expensive.
White cutting boards for the kitchen are made from HDPE; just cut one down to size - pretty cheap.
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White cutting boards for the kitchen are made from HDPE; just cut one down to size - pretty cheap.
LOL yes I know. I was so determined to find a cutting board that would work I carried a small tape measure in my pocket for months! The only problem is that for a 14"x14" square vent, you actually need a 16"X16" cutting board (because the mounting edge turns out). I could never find one big enough in any big box store or even Bed Bath and Beyond. I found one place online that would custom make them for you, but then they wanted $80 a piece! And needing three, they would be some pretty expensive vent spacers!
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Trillium - MaxxFan Install


Here was my solution for my MaxxFan install on my Trillium.
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:27 PM   #13
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That looks great Clayton! Where did you buy tubular fiberglass? I would be worried the joints would break when tightening down but then I don't have your fiberglass skills or jig building for that matter!
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LOL yes I know. I was so determined to find a cutting board that would work I carried a small tape measure in my pocket for months! The only problem is that for a 14"x14" square vent, you actually need a 16"X16" cutting board (because the mounting edge turns out). I could never find one big enough in any big box store or even Bed Bath and Beyond. I found one place online that would custom make them for you, but then they wanted $80 a piece! And needing three, they would be some pretty expensive vent spacers!
King Starboard is a standard marine material. You could get a 16x16 x3/4 inch piece cut to size here for $36 plus shipping. It's pretty light. I use a whole lot of different plastics in my biz.

http://www.tapplastics.com/product/p..._starboard/526
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