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Old 08-21-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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I am thinking of installing a couple of Maxair II vent covers on our trailer to give some added protection to the standard covers during the frequent hailstorms we have been having lately and allow us to keep them open in the rain.
I was leaning towards black covers for the two bedroom vents to help decrease the early morning light but wonder if black covers would absorb more heat than white. The parts guy at a local dealer cautioned against going with black due to the heat build-up.
Has anyone installed black covers and if so is there any noticeable heat coming into your trailer as a result?

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:10 PM   #3
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I installed to black Maxivent covers on mine and have not noticed a big differance in heat as it does cut down the light. I have only had them on for 2 months. They work better than the old style I think. Don't know what will happen on down the road but the dealer I got mine form has been putting these on and this why I done it.

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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Don't know about black but we have a smokemax air 2on the front above the bedroom because we can see through it a little better and a white max air on the back for the bathroom vent. I have not noticed a different in heat. I also think the smoke does not block any more light and if any thing might let more in.

We went with 2 different colors because that is what they had in stock.Edited by: anaro

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Old 08-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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I have the white installed. In the bunkroom my girls put one of those vent pillows in it at night and during the spring / fall. During the day they remove it for more light. In the stool room it doesn't matter the door is always closed. Over our bed the fan-sta-stic vent cover is so thick it doesn't let any light in when closed. I like white for the addional light.

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Old 08-22-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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The other thing those vent covers do is to help protect the factory covers. They are rea suspetical to uv rays. Last November we got to a campground and opened the bunk room door and it was wet the cover just went to pieces going down the highway. Thank goodness it happened on the way out, and not going back to the storage yard

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Old 08-22-2011, 11:57 PM   #7
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We've had black cover on ours, for 1 1/2 years now, to keep out the light. Have not really noticed anything about absorbing the heat. The heat wavewe've been having, I don't think really matters if they were clear!
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