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Old 02-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #15
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I went with the silver MaxAir II covers last year. Like others have said, the color is a little darker than the silver of the trailer, but I like them a lot better than black or white. There's a little glare on the trailer in my photo below so the covers look closer to the trailer color than reality. All in all, I would install the same covers, same color, again.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #16
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Saw the white ones on the internet, here's a web grab, not my picture.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:53 PM   #17
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Soyboy.... I have the white Maxx Air II over the standard roof vent in the bedroom and a white Fan Mate installed over the Fantastic Fan in the dining area in the back of our trailer. My main reason of installing the units was to protect the covers of the original vents from getting destroyed by the sun. Both of the units restrict how high you can open the vent below them and slows down the air flow through the vents. I have noticed in a heavy rain that you will get a light spray inside the trailer if the original vents are left open. No problem during a light rain. The Maxx Air II over the bedroom vent does vibrate and make noise at night if you have high winds (20 mph+). I'm happy with the vents and would select white if I was going to replace them.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:11 PM   #18
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Hey Soyboy:

Looks more like it comes down to personal preference! Hey ? Thanks for the pictures, they certainly help me.

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Old 02-04-2011, 02:51 PM   #19
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Hey guys, thanks for the photos, they are a big help. I don't think the covers look bad at all.

2dabeach, do you do "dabeach" at Assateague? Just curious as you are from New Jersey and I run into a lot of NY/NJ folks there. I hope to hit there as soon as the weather breaks, Mid March or so.

To all, thanks again for the input.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:16 PM   #20
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We installed the Maxxair vent with the cover that goes up and down together. We bought it in black as black and white were the only choices. I definitely like them, and they are low profile so don't show up that much.

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Old 03-25-2011, 11:14 AM   #21
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Well I just received the Maxxair Fan/Mate (model 850) from Amazon today. I wound up ordering white because I am putting this first one over the bathroom vent, and I wanted to get as much light in there as I could, The white model (850) is translucent, black (950) is opaque. Only two colors in this model. I hope to get it on maybe tomorrow if the weather is ok. It will be my first trip onto the roof of an AS. Hopefully I won't wind up in the interior! With the vent location, most of the install can likely be done from the ladder. I think I will put some plywood on the roof to spread the weight and also focus on staying on the ribs. Whenever I do get it installed, I will post a pic or two for anyone that might be interested. BTW, Amazon, as often is the case, had the best price. Free delivery and I received it within two days.

I am looking forward to having a vent cover on again as when I was a Assateague last weekend, it was hard keeping the RV vent open while I took a shower, because with the breeze as it was flapping around a good bit.

Note: Last Friday at Assateague it was 80+, I was sitting on the beach in shorts and a t shirt. Today (Fri) a week later, I am at work between DC and Balto, it's noon and the temp is39. That's March for you. I am ready for spring though. I did bow out the lines when I came back just in case, I am glad I did. I'm hoping it will warm up a bit so we can head out next weekend. MD state parks open up then. Will likely head to Cunningham Falls SP near Thurmont, MD. Close to home (20 / 25 min. drive), it's a great place for a weekend getaway. As a point of reference, it's in the same park system (state / federal) as Camp David) about 15 miles south of Gettysburg. Back to Assateague National Seashore for spring break at Easter. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!

anyway, it will be nice having the cover on (as I did in my Jayco) while the trailer is not being used. With a couple of windows cracked, it should help to get the heat out in the summer (I store the trailer behind my house FYI, hence keeping the windows open).

Thanks again for everyone's input/photos etc. It was a big help.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:11 PM   #22
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Spent 3 nights at Elk Neck St. Pk. last weekend. Tee shirt weather. Back in So. Jersey now and worrying about freezing.Sal.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #23
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I was looking at the installation video on the MaxxAir site. Pretty well done, of course it is an easy installation, the hardest part is getting up on the roof. The vent cover screws into the side of the vent, as did the one that I had on my SOB. However, this one comes with some "optional" screws that also screw down into the roof through the base of the fan "to aid stability". Seem like might be a good idea. Of course the installation is geared to SOBs. In it they recommend pre-caulking the hole, and then of course caulking over the screw tops (maybe some eternabond tape might be good?...small piece). They also recommend limiting the drilling depth. My question is (not having installed things on the roof of an airstream before), do you think it would be ok to put these extra screws in through the base of the fan and roof? Seems like it should be ok, but thought I would ask. BTW the fan cover seems like it is well made and should last a long time (knock on wood).
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #24
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When I installed my Maxx Air, of course I had to square the corners of the 14 inch opening. I then took a 2x4 ripped in half to 2x2 and put it inbetween the outer and innr skin. Has never leaked and is probably there forever. Sal.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #25
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Sal< I have heard that Elk Neck is nice, may give it a whirl at some point. The thing is, living in Frederick and working in the Balto. DC area, I have a general rule that I head west or north on weekends unless going to the beach. It's hard for me to head back down and around the Balto. hell zone on my days off!
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I know what your saying. Drove truck all my life. Last 5 years steady run every day to DC. But we had to get out for the first camping of the season. And I do love the western part of MD. Gonna have to look into this. Sal.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:43 PM   #27
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I installed the vent cover today. Looks good as far as I am concerned. It's going to be nice to keep the vent open in the summer. Easy install. First time on the roof, no big deal, I was careful to stay on the main ribs. I worked from the step ladder on the street side and then put my extension ladder on the curb side to climb up. Photo of it installed in my gallery.
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