43 thoughts on “Replace an RV Roof Vent Cover

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thank you for posting it helped me discover that someone put my screen in upside down 👍

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Just a thought …..We just replaced a lid. The metal work was in fine condition so…. drilled out two rivets on new cover and just used the old complete mechanism . used two gal screws to attach the bracket instead of pop rivets . Brilliant)) Stephen and Cameron Highton Australia

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Power tools on these screws is why all used Rv’s are full of stripped out screws. You say that the garnish, screen frame, and crank removal are the hard part – yet you spend all of 5 seconds on that. Riiight

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Works so well Fastly.Cool that it only requires daytime operation until high temp and humidity are overnight. It is difficult to get to side filters, but back is easily accessible.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    You need to show us that tab. Can't see EXACTLY what you are doing in that crucial step…..

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    So when people are looking up videos like this they don’t know how to do it so if you skip steps and just assume it’s useless hope you guys got sunburn making this video.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Should have sprayed the track and roller with Silicone spray and it would go up and down like new and not judder up and down.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    This how-to still works! I just replaced my vent cover in under 30 minutes which included the time watching this video. Nice to see that RVs are still manufactured to "don't leave this outside" standards.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thank you so much it helps a lot your video can you imagine how much I save from the dealership

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    It’s been five years since this video maybe they replaced it again

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    I can figure out what to do by this video, but it's really not very good. They do go over in some detail about the slide mount, and discuss how to do that, then they say "but the more complicated part is inside" and say not one word about that process, besides using industry jargon without defining their terms and saying it's the hard part. They also don't mention that there's (I think) 3 primary attachment styles, one of which is the slide type shown in this video. That would help the person below that asks for closeup of the slide end pins (I don't know the industry jargon, so I may not use standard terms). I'm guessing that if you take top, rear, and side photos of the mounting rail to your store, and have the year/make/model info, they'll probably be able to figure out what style of mount you have, and get you the right cover. If they can't, it's very possible it's not a very good store, and you might want to try another. (my local RV store said to bring in photos of the rail, and they could identify from the photos)

    The presenters do have a nice banter and verbal style, but I'd rather have less chat, and more instruction, or at least more instruction with same chat. They may have given this instruction, and whoever edited it removed that info. If so, the editor needs education and retraining as to what a "how to" video is, vs a cute or fun video.

    As to the question from Michael Crim below, yes, you do have to dissasemble the inside. That's the "hard part" they reference, but show only very quickly and don't discuss.

    Finally, the intro music was awful, and totally a waste of time in a how to video. I know that yes, it's corporate branding, and promo, but when you make that corporate branding unpleasant for a LOT of your audience, it's really not the best idea now is it….

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Wow, those roof beams are stronger than I thought if two of you can be on one span. I’m still afraid to get up there, but I can barely walk.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thank you, made this task much easier than the 1st way I changed one of these covers. I just replaced two within 15 minutes with your help!

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thanks guys! I especially liked the part where you showed how to attach the arm of the winding mechanism. I was frustrated at the instructions on the cover packaging.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    thank you so much. I have to replace the exact thing on my Terry 5th wheel. I really appreciate your details. This is really going to help me, as I have saved it and will be following step by step as I will have it on while I do the job. Great work guys.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    You don’t need to take apart nothing from inside that’s why the rail have a circle open so you can take the little arm out

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    What hacks, they didn't pinch the metal tabs on the new lid! LOL, This video was all show to make it look easy, the camera angles didn't hid the supposed pinch of the new lid end tabs AND most importantly, they didn't grease the open/close handles' gear!! You can tell they didn;t since not only didn't they mention to do it but you can also SEE the new lid STICK at the end of the video when they demonstrate the new lid opening and closing as it binds and bounces while it sticks. I remember when I didn't care and just banged out the work for money, except I was 13.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thanks so much for doing this video!!! Your instructions were a lifesaver… I was reading the directions on the vent cover package and getting nowhere! Thanks again!

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Ok video, poor on the detail and quality of craftsmanship. Ok on the install of the cover, BUT, leaving the wires exposed, and using a worn-out screwdriver and chipping the paint on the screw and raising metal out of the screw drive.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    I had the hardest time getting the screws back into the screen frame, any tricks you can offer?

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Wait! Did they just put a nasty screen back in place without cleaning it?

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Video's like this make some home do-it-yourselfers very comfortable. Thanks for taking the time to make it. Saved me a bunch of money.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    You can replace the lid without all that work. You can do it all from the roof. I know because I did it 2 hours ago.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thanks for the video! I was able to get this done in less than 30 minutes by myself.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thanks guys. I just had my new RV delivered and they left the vent open and it blew off and they don’t have an “opening” for service for two months. Great video ,makes it look easy.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thank you, never done this before, thanks to your video I was able to fix my little problem.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Yeah no need to mess with anything from the inside. I had to replace both of mine and I did the first one like the video said and it’s a total waste of time and more work than needed. All you do is slide off the old one and slide on the new one and push the brackets down. You have to twist it and move it some but pretty easy

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Guys..I need a close up on this tab that you opened.My cover totally blew off

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Could you make a video about replacing the emergency hatch lid? Greatly appreciate it.

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Great video guys, do you recommend putting a larger cover or shroud over this set up?

  • June 28, 2022 at 9:22 am
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    Thanks for the clear and precise video.

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