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Viking Warrior

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Roof vent lid
« on: June 25, 2017, 12:51:24 PM »
 Looking to replace a couple roof vent lids,
 2000 Winnebago Itasca Sunrise 26.
 What brand did Winnebago use? Camco? Ventline?
 Thanks for your help..

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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
Looking to replace a couple roof vent lids,
 2000 Winnebago Itasca Sunrise 26.
 What brand did Winnebago use? Camco? Ventline?
 Thanks for your help..

Welcome to the forum. Why replace the lids. Just get a couple of these and you'll be able to leave the vents opened while traveling even when it's raining. I use to open our vents in the spring and they would pretty much stay opened till the fall.

https://www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00-933066-White-Vent-Cover/dp/B000UUMM6K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498413581&sr=8-2&keywords=rv+vent+covers
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Viking Warrior

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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 01:13:09 PM »
Hello Rene,
 I have the Fantastic vent covers on order, the original white plastic lids are cracked and previous owner tried to glue them. so I want to replace them.
 Thanks, VW..

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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 07:31:25 AM »
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 09:29:10 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Why replace the lids. Just get a couple of these and you'll be able to leave the vents opened while traveling even when it's raining. I use to open our vents in the spring and they would pretty much stay opened till the fall.

https://www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00-933066-White-Vent-Cover/dp/B000UUMM6K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498413581&sr=8-2&keywords=rv+vent+covers

These are a must.!!
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 09:32:50 AM »
Quote from: Viking Warrior
I have the Fantastic vent covers on order, the original white plastic lids are cracked and previous owner tried to glue them...

I just replaced two (smoke) Fan-tastic vent covers. They'd become brittle and cracked (they were 14 years old), and one blew off in a recent storm. A little pricey (partly because they came as "an assembly" rather than just the covers), but easy to remove and replace.

I've procrastinated over the Maxxair covers that Rene suggested, but think they're a good addition for reasons Rene explained.
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 10:26:41 AM »
If you have the Fantastic electric vents, these Ultra Breeze covers allow for the lid to open further than the standard covers.  I just put 3 black ones on last year to match the roof appliances, but they come in white and smoke.

https://www.amazon.com/Fan-Tastic-Vent-UB1500WH-White-Breeze/dp/B007HGF29Y/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1498490561&sr=8-9&keywords=rv%2Broof%2Bvent%2Bcovers&th=1
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 10:39:13 AM »
Thanks Brad. I'd seen those covers on amazon while looking for the Fan-tastic covers.
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 11:29:43 AM »
Looking to replace a couple roof vent lids,
 2000 Winnebago Itasca Sunrise 26.
 What brand did Winnebago use? Camco? Ventline?
 Thanks for your help..

Here is a link to Amazon for a typical replacement vent cover, not the entire vent assembly.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40155-40158-White-Polypropylene/dp/B0006JLW84/ref=sr_1_8?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1498494091&sr=1-8&keywords=rv+vent+covers+14+x+14
These appear to be pricey as I've bought them for $7 to $8 each before, so shop around.

These are very easy to replace, takes about 5 minutes. I keep a spare on hand as I've had things fall out of the trees or rocks kicked up on the highway that have hit the vents and cracked them and only discovered it when it started raining....
The Maxxair cover (mentioned by Rene T) provides additional protection and I have them on my TT, but not on my 5vr.

Good Luck,
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017, 11:44:39 AM »
These are very easy to replace, takes about 5 minutes.

That wasn't my experience, at least the first time... it's not a HARD job, but does take some time.  I also replaced the exhaust fan at the same time with a Fantastic-like knockoff that is much better than the factory fan.

Here's the Youtube video I followed as a guide to replace the vent cover, when I discovered it involved a little more than removing/replacing screws from one side.

The vent cover I bought was the same Camco style linked above, although I got it for less than $10 on an Amazon Warehouse open-box deal.  That low price was why I decided to wait on the $30-40 MaxxAir style vents.
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2017, 11:54:11 AM »
Just a heads up ... our original Fan-tastic vent covers and the genuine replacements have one side of the hinge rivetted to the vent cover. The other side is held to the in-roof fan housing with 4 screws. Since the new covers came with hinges attached, all I had to do was cut away the sealant and remove 4 screws. I might have bought plain Jane covers for a lot less money, but didn't have a rivet gun or rivets on the coach.

The 'fixed' part of the arm is pre-attached to the new cover, and I merely had to slide the existing moving part of the arm into the new fixed part, before screwing the hinge down.

FWIW the replacement "assemblies" were $36 each from amazon.
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2017, 12:08:25 PM »
I bought a really nice 14x14  stamped metal one ($21) on Amazon for the one on my van.  It works so well,  I may replace all the plastic ones on my motorhome now.
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Viking Warrior

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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 08:14:39 PM »
 Here is pic of the existing original vent lids, they have a molded hinge in the plastic,
Does anyone know the replacement for these?
 TIA,
 VW


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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2017, 01:09:52 AM »
Here is pic of the existing original vent lids, they have a molded hinge in the plastic,
Does anyone know the replacement for these?
 TIA,
 VW
Most of the vent lids are universal and are made to fit the 14"x14" vent openings. You should measure the vent opening to be sure. Here is a YouTube video that demonstrates how to replace just the vent lid. If you are unsure if a replacement vent lid will work, then I suggest replacing the vent assembly, which comes with a new vent lid. It requires a little more effort as you have to remove the caulking covering the external mounting screws (as many as 20) and removie the old vent assembly and reinstall the new one. If you do decide to replace the vent assembly, make sure you have at least two tubes of self leveling lap sealant to complete the job.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKORCcsBbfU

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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2017, 02:46:43 AM »
Here is pic of the existing original vent lids, they have a molded hinge in the plastic,
Does anyone know the replacement for these?
 TIA,
 VW
I remember seeing the mfg. name on the inside edge of that same lid.

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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2017, 04:01:20 AM »
It appears that replacement of the Fan-tastic vent cover is easier/quicker than the other brands shown in the videos linked in this topic.
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2017, 07:55:12 AM »
  Well, I found out the Vents are made by Camco,
Camco 40152/40153 White Polypropylene Vent Lid for Metal Vent.


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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2017, 08:02:15 AM »
Glad you found the replacement, thanks for checking in.
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2017, 11:14:48 AM »
The Maxxairs are the best. Have 3 on our unit and leave them open all the time. Thanks to the previous owner for putting them on.

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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2017, 02:55:24 PM »
FWIW, the Fantastic vent lids have a lifetime warranty. I phoned Fantastic Fan 3 months ago, told them one had broken where a screw held the metal bar. They sent me one for cost of shipping ($16 USPS overnight express).
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2017, 07:39:59 AM »
FWIW, the Fantastic vent lids have a lifetime warranty. ..
I did not know that, even after hanging around here for several years I still learn from others.
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Re: Roof vent lid
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2017, 10:53:56 PM »
I did not know that, even after hanging around here for several years I still learn from others.
I found out kinda by accident. I visited my local RV repair shop and asked the owner if she would order me a new Fantastic lid. She said yes-but, if I phoned Fantastic they would send me a new one because they have a lifetime warranty. I did, and they did, I think it arrived next day after my phone conversation with Fantastic Fan by USPS overnight mail.
When I went to the Fantastic fan website, there it was "lifetime warranty on vent lids". It must be broken/cracked, not just clouded up.
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