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BATHROOM VENT OPENING WHEN ON THE ROAD


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 I noticed this happening on our last trip. My temporary fix was obviously to stuff a sock in it. 

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 When we were back  home I found that the plastic hood was deformed around the screw that mounted it to the inside handle. So this caused a small air gap around the plastic hood where it made contact to the frame. This resulted in wind getting underneath and lifting it open. The remedy was to use a heat gun and warm the plastic around the screw hole and then form it flat again. Once the plastic cooled off it stayed flat. I then added a flat piece of stainless steel as a back up plate. I did use some silicone sealant between the hood and the plate. So far it has cured the problem.

 

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Oli - 

The only additional thing I would have done (and maybe you did it but it is hidden under the SS plate) would be to apply a bit of sealant around that screw just to make sure that it would not leak.  Great solution and nice work!

Bill

p.s.  I also liked the sock and stick as temporary fixes.

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Interesting,  as we never had that happen with our older  (2008) ventline vent. It eventually leaked, the handle cracked, but it never came open on its own. I don't remember the little drain hole. Maybe it was in the back, maybe didn't have it . We replaced it last year, with the Maxx dome vent, so I can't check .

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9 minutes ago, Steph and Dud B said:

Our 2022 with the MaxxAir bathroom vent pops open on the highway. An empty plastic water bottle through the handle "fixed" it for now... 🙄

I guess that is called "Yankee Ingenuity" in Connecticut.😄

Mossey

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I guess we never worry about our bathroom vent popping open as many times I’ll leave it open with the rear windows open a bit to let air flow through while traveling down the road. 

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I use a cutoff piece from a pool noodle, or pipe insulation, works great and does keep pressure on the vent to keep it closed when traveling.

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Hmmm... ours is open 24/7 rain or shine. A haboob or dry dusty dirt road would motivate me to close it.

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On 6/24/2022 at 11:53 PM, ScubaRx said:

I guess we never worry about our bathroom vent popping open as many times I’ll leave it open with the rear windows open a bit to let air flow through while traveling down the road. 

Issue I had, when leaving it open when traveling, is the foam gasket came loose a couple of times.  I keep mine closed now only for that reason.

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I have a 2017 Oliver with the old bathroom fan that someone said was crap around Tennessee. Mine has a problem and needs to be replaced so I had one sent for installing. Jason said if I install it backwards it won’t come open while driving. It is a little inconvenient to turn on from that direction but eliminates the problem.

He has asked production to do the same but that is backwards.

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11 hours ago, Sofaman said:

if I install it backwards it won’t come open while driving

Hummm... maybe I should install my windows upside down. With the weep holes at the top, they'll be less likely to get plugged up.

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Initially we never had any problem with the bathroom fan cover on our 2019 Oliver popping open when traveling.  But then the gasket on the fan cover came loose after about a year, and during annual service, Oliver replaced the gasket with a VERY thick gasket material (about 3/8” thick), so that the cover didn’t fully seat properly in the full “down” detent position, and that caused the cover to start popping open when traveling.  I’ve since replaced the gasket on the cover with a thinner gasket material (3/16” thick x 3/8” wide exterior vinyl foam weatherstripping from Lowe’s) and now the cover pulls down into the correct detent/closed position (can actually feel it snap into place) and stays closed when traveling.  

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