Roof Vent Protection - Fiberglass RV

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:56 AM   #1
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This past Fall I replaced the Air Conditioner (which is still for sale,by the way) with just a standard roof vent.
I plan to put a MaxFan over this in the Spring.
As some of you know I like to go camping though the winter, so this means I need to clear the snow and ice off the roof of the camper, which in Maine can be quite a lot.
While driveing down the road the other day I saw a camper, winterized, sitting in a yard with these square, wooden boxes on the roof.
The next day I went home and messured the outside of the roof vent 15-1/4 X 15-1/4 and built a 2X6 box that had these inside demensions then I put a piece of plywood over the box.
Took about 20 miinutes to build.
Now after a snow storm I can take my snow rake and, without worry of smashing the plastic roof vent, get all the snow off the roof, take box off top, and be ready to go down the road.
Anybody else do this?

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Old 12-17-2008, 07:16 AM   #2
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Yes, I have made a plywood box to cover the large plastic cover on my Scamp, but mine is for just the opposite reason............sun. I lived in Florida prior to moving to Arizona and the sun is harsh on plastic. Keeping it covered sure lengthens the life of the plastic. In your case it will certainly lengthen the life of the vent too! I am allergic to snow now since leaving it behind in WI many, many moons ago! Happy winter camping!

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Old 12-17-2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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Yes Gerry, I also made up boxes like that for our M/Home, which is long gone now. I will make up a new one for the Trillium when it goes back outside as it is in the shop now getting some upgrading.... hopefully to take to Fla in February.
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