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September 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm #1257
did anyone buy a set of mushroom vents then decide not to use them? my adult son has my teardrop on a trip, and this morning failed to screw one of the caps on tightly enough, so it flew off.
does anyone have one vent they would like to sell?
kenSeptember 5, 2017 at 7:33 pm #1258
I don’t have an extra but I was looking at possibly picking one up to vent a battery box. I found this on Amazon which looks just like the CLC one but I can’t say for sure:
You might want to contact CLC as well. They may sell you just one.
-mikeSeptember 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm #1259
mike–i saw that one on amazon but says out of stock, ships in 1-2 months.
after loading the gallery of “mushroom vent” pictures on google, i found the same brand on eBay, sold by a supplier in “RV country” in northern indiana, for $12/free shipping.
here’s the link if you want to buy one for your battery box.
kenSeptember 6, 2017 at 8:30 am #1262
Ah, good find. Thanks. Let us know if it is a drop in replacement when you get it.
-mikeSeptember 6, 2017 at 11:52 am #1263frizParticipant
It might be good to have a set of spares. The plastic threads on the covers are bound to wear. I remove my covers to insert plugs for travel. A lot of on and off.September 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm #1264
Yeah, that’s a good point. I like some of the modifications others have done to put a knob on the threaded rod so it can be adjusted from inside the cabin rather than spinning the cap externally.
On a related note, I’m going to be cutting the holes for my vents in the next day or so. Did you install all 4 vents? Did you put the front two on per the manual? I’ve seen others complain of leaks and someone moved them to the sides of the cabin. You mentioned using plugs when traveling; have you had any water issues with the front two vents?
-mikeSeptember 6, 2017 at 4:12 pm #1265
Instead of “travel plugs” I used the frost king foam gasket material like was supplied for the door and hatch gaskets. I installed the front vents using the goofy white rain guards and I needed a layer of 7/16 thick plus a layer of 5/16 thick to get a seal when screwed on fairly tight. On the rear I didn’t use the rain guards so it took two layers of 7/16 to seal. I can unscrew them enough for air flow without having to totally remove them.
BTW, the same outfit that I linked to sells a set of 4 vents for just under $40/free shipping.September 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm #1268frizParticipant
I have my vents installed without modification and the “front” indicator facing upward. This works fine in rain while camping but is not sufficient to keep rain out in the swirl of air behind the toe vehicle at speed. Hence the travel plugs. What I do like about this is, the airflow through the camper is unimpeded during rain while camping. We have had some pretty good storms while camping in the teardrop and have stayed nice and dry inside.September 8, 2017 at 7:07 am #1280
mike–i received the replacement mushroom vent yesterday, and it is the same brand as what CLC supplied.September 8, 2017 at 8:39 am #1281
Great. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll probably pick up a pair as either replacements in reserve or use them on my battery box. Glad they worked out for you; now you can let your son off the hook 😉
-mikeSeptember 8, 2017 at 9:45 am #1283
That’s exactly what I told him!September 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm #1284rovineyeParticipant
Cap only, $9 free shipping. Same make and part number.
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