Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Sunline Club Community Forums > Sunline Community
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-10-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
Member
 
02 WS6 TA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 46
SUN #5777
02 WS6 TA is an unknown quantity at this point
Anyone ever lost a roof vent cover?

I know I can't be the first, but I must admit, I was a bit baffled... This weekend we made a 1.5 Hour Trip to Rocky Bayou Campground in Niceville, FL. When we departed, both vent covers were present and accounted for; When we arrived, the one up front had gone AWOL. I installed both of these less than a year ago, and used a ludicrous amount of sealant, as well as quite a few panhead screws around the perimeter. My only guess is my spirited passing of a slowpoke along the way proved that 85 MPH is more than they can take. Guess I'll be installing a new one this week.

Oh, by the way, by cover I mean the Camco covers, not the vent lid itself.


__________________

__________________
1989 Sunline Satellite T-2400
www.PanamacityLSX.com
02 WS6 TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 12:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
jim44646's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,006
SUN #4040
jim44646 is an unknown quantity at this point
I was pulling mine about 80 mph for quite a distance and mine stayed put.
__________________

__________________
Jim and DW Darlene
2001 T-2553 Sunline Solaris
2006 GMC Sierra Duramax 2500HD 4X4
Firestone Transforce AT tires
Reese Dual Cam Sway Control
jim44646 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
Member
 
PanamaRvers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 89
SUN #3522
PanamaRvers is an unknown quantity at this point
Strange???
__________________
Chuck & Amylynn Stafford
2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Blue Ox Hitch
2006 Sunline Solaris 2363
PanamaRvers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2014, 03:19 AM   #4
Member
 
02 WS6 TA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 46
SUN #5777
02 WS6 TA is an unknown quantity at this point
Strange, indeed. When I climbed up to replace it, only the 4 corners where the mounting points remained. Well, that and a perfect footprint of sealant where It once had been attached. Regardless, replacement has been installed, I'll keep an eye on this one in the future.
__________________
1989 Sunline Satellite T-2400
www.PanamacityLSX.com
02 WS6 TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 11:15 AM   #5
Moderator
 
JohnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,043
SUN #89
JohnB is on a distinguished road
I have not lost the Maxx Air cover itself, however I have had to replace 2 of them for being cracked where the cover bolts down to the small L brackets. Prior owner never used any UV protectant and the camper used to live outside all the time. The Sun has killed every piece of plastic on my roof (now replaced) expect the holding tank vent caps.

That said, my cracked covers where Maxx Air brand, not Camco. I can tell the actual plastic used in the Maxx Air cover is better plastic. I replaced mine after about 8 years of sun. If you cracked off in one year, h'mm wonder if Camco is using an imported plastic that does not have very good UV protection. I have had the actual tilting vent covers under the Maxx air turn into almost dust (total brittle) and the Maxx Air is still good. Sunline had a bad batch of vents the late 2003/early 2004 time frame and I had to replace 2 campers worth due to it. The 1st camper T2499 they gave me free replacements the 2nd camper T310SR they where out of business by then. Had to buy my own. The wrong plastic will not hold up.
__________________
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 05:37 AM   #6
Member
 
02 WS6 TA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 46
SUN #5777
02 WS6 TA is an unknown quantity at this point
Oh, I have replaced the original roof vents with some superior quality Ebay units LOL... but I also think perhaps the Florida climate is another concern for me. It really has been getting much hotter over the years, but I also would agree that the Camco product is less than stellar in terms of quality- They do come from Walmart after all
__________________

__________________
1989 Sunline Satellite T-2400
www.PanamacityLSX.com
02 WS6 TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need 24 Inch Roof Vent LID / Cover Split Sunline Community 3 11-07-2013 07:43 PM
Refrigerator roof vent cover Firecat21 Repairs and Maintenance 2 06-29-2013 07:22 PM
Roof vent cover shattered Galaxiedriver Sunline Community 5 07-11-2011 07:55 PM
Dometic Fridge Roof Vent Cover Trailblazer Repairs and Maintenance 4 07-12-2010 08:34 PM
Anyone Ever Stretched Their Frame? emam Modifications 3 05-03-2009 10:16 PM


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:36 AM.


×