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Old 05-31-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Vent unit

Looks like I have to replace my tool vent unit. Got an estimate from my RV shop of $225 which includes the unit. PO only had the flip back crank, no screen. Is this hard to do? I have questionable ool skills. Wise to tackle this or have it done professionally? What would be good sealant to use on screw heads on roof? Thanks!

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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My roof vent....not tool vent.

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:03 PM   #3
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225$ for a ...roof vent is a luxury to me. My old roof vent(alum.) looked ugly, leaks when it's heavy pour due to housing's corners(plastic) cracked up. Previous owner put heavy black sealant(kind of shingle seals) and the look was total mess. I took it out, cleaned all surface around, take down the vent, sand it, repaint it. Fixing corners` cracks with F.G resin When put it back with bigger rivets with a black butan bead b/t vent and trailer roof (when it's hot 29 Celcius degree). I even put extra aluminum mouldings on top of the edges before rivet it. The outcome looked a lot of better and thru the last few days with non-stop rain, I went inside and look up, no leak at all. I might be....lucky. Just look at my photos before and I will post new photos, soon because it's dark right now.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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Crossing my fingers that your water leak is stopped, Randy. Those leaks can really be frustrating. But it sounds like you've taken all the right steps to get it all sealed up!
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
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Linda, mine needed replacing too. I ordered a Fantastic Fan (MaxxAir are good too). I pulled out the old vent and installed the new fan after reading a lot of threads on how to do it, on this forum. I spent a lot less than the quote you got and got a lot more than the vent alone provides. Its certainly the best mod I've done on my Scamp. It provides a lot more air circulation and comfort. You may want to consider it. If you decide to just stick with the vent (because the fan does take some wiring) that would be a breeze for you to install (forgive the pun).
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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My son in law just volunteered to put in the replacement roof vent.....lucky me!

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