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Old 10-27-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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Aero-Flow Vent Covers

I spent a good portion of the afternoon installing Aero-Flow vent covers on my two Fantastic Fans. The covers have louvers on both sides as well as the rear and shouldn't choke the fans appreciably. They are not at all bulky and look quite nice on the trailer. They open easily for cleaning the dome.

Fantastic says that we can drive with the lids full open and I have done that for the last 12,000 miles (2 cats in trailer), but I still had qualms about the wind from passing 18-wheelers. I especially worried about the rear lid that is in the disturbed air from the AC. hence the vent covers.

I'm not fond of working on the roof at the best and the combination of the skylight and the TV antenns made the front fan miserable to work on. To make things worse, we had a sudden hard shower with me on the roof and my tools all spread out. I put the vent lid over the tools and got the heck down when I heard thunder in the distance. Fortunately, the storm blew past quickly.

I now have a brand new AC/heat pump as a result of the reversal valve sticking in heat pump mode. I hope this one lasts longer than the first (1 year).
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Old 10-27-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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John -

Do you know whether these come in colors other than white?

I'm concerned about a strong wind's effects on an open fantastic vent lid, and we heard stories this summer in (windy) MT of others having roof vent lids being blown off. They may survive driving straight ahead, but I wouldn't trust them in an 85 mph cross wind like we had one day this past summer in eastern MT.

However, having had Maxx Air roof vents in "smoke" color on my former TT's, I'd prefer that color over white.

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Old 10-27-2004, 11:19 PM   #3
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Do you know whether these come in colors other than white?

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I think that all bottom sections are white, but the removable top sections come in either tranlucent (mine) or smoke. My white vent bottoms match the white AC cover very nicely. The bottoms are low enough that you have to stand back a bit to see them on my wide-body.

I have smoke vent lids and the smoke vent covers would probably make it pretty dark.
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Old 10-28-2004, 05:37 AM   #4
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Maybe I'll have to consider the translucent tops, like yours. That sounds real nice.
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