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Old 08-13-2018, 10:41 AM   #1
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Replacing roof vent cover

Gott in Himmel! When we got to the beach and went to open the rear ceiling vent (fan-less) on our 2004 Safari the plastic cover was gone! (And no, we weren't driving with it open.)
Can I replace the plastic portion alone or do I have to get a whole new vent assembly? And how do I know which one to get? There is no maker name on the vent and no paperwork associated with in amongst my volumes of AS-related owners manuals. Any good sources?
(Thank God there's no rain in the immediate forecast.)
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:09 AM   #2
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Since yours doesn't have a fan and 2 in a 25fter would be necessary in my opinion, I would replace it as I've done with a MaxAir plus II. It only took about 45 minutes and gives you auto rain closing, reversible, and 10 speeds all controlled from a remote. Under $200.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:45 AM   #3
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Hmmm.... Sounds like a good idea, but wouldn't I have to get electricity to the fan somehow?
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:51 AM   #4
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:17 AM   #5
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I had the same thing happen in my MH. I was brushing my teeth and looked up to see the sky! I never opened those vents.
You can replace just the cover (I'm not talking about Fantastic Fan)
Here's the process:
Remove the trim piece on the inside to access the screen and crank. Disconnect the crank arm from the lid bracket. Then on the roof, the lid is held by a metal extrusion, so just unbend the tab locking the pieces together and slide it out. Replace on new lid and replace the inner workings. Easy-Peasy. You never touch the frame or caulking.

My old ones were translucent and had sat in the Sun for years. I have no idea where it went, probably in Kansas in some cornfield. I bought new smoke tinted ones and they were a direct replacement. About $20 at the time.

Since I had two of these, I replaced both, then kept the good old one for a spare. I had to order them, since I was in Colorado, but I got them in a few days and it didn't rain!

Make sure you get the same one. There are a couple different manufacturers. You'll be able to tell from the crank crossbar.
https://www.etrailer.com/Enclosed-Tr...BV0554-03.html
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you are right on needing to pull electricity to it. Maybe try to pull wires from a nearby ceiling light?
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Thanks, Mollysdad!
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I am restoring a 1961 Ambassador 26. First project will be to replace the forward and aft roof vents. The forward vent is rectangular. Ive not yet found a rectangular one. Do they exist? I am very new to the process. Thanks Brian.
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