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Not a rant

jamesu
Explorer
Explorer
Back in the day my old TTs’ roof vents: hand crank open/close & push the on/off button… no maintenance and worked every time. Easy-Peasy.

My last two TT’s: automatic roof vents with remote controls. After 3 yrs in the current TT two vents are belly-up. I’m not handy so I hired a local traveling RV repairman who came out, took them apart, and found two dead motors that need to be replaced…parts and labor well over $200.

I guess that’s progress.
2011 Chevy 2500 Duramax diesel
2019 Timber Ridge 24RLS (Outdoors RV)
Go Cougs!
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deltabravo
Traveler
Traveler
jetboater454 wrote:
...and then go to the rv place to get it.


No need to go to the RV place to wait two weeks for them to order a special part.

Google the part number, Find it on Amazon or eBay, order it and have it show up.
2009 Silverado 3500HD Dually, D/A, CCLB 4x4 (bought new 8/30/09)
2018 Arctic Fox 992 with an Onan 2500i "quiet" model generator

BarabooBob
Explorer III
Explorer III
I installed a Fantastic Fan with a wired remote. The remote was mounted next to the over-cab bed of our Class C so nobody had to get out of bed to change anything. The Fantastic Fan also had a moisture sensor so we could leave it open when we left for the day and we didn't have to worry about rain. We came back to the RV many times to find the vent closed and turned off and we didn't know that it had rained, but after asking the neighbors, they said that it did.
Bob & Dawn Married 34 years
2017 Viking 17RD
2011 Ford F150 3.5L Ecoboost 420 lb/ft
Retired

JRscooby
Explorer II
Explorer II
My Grandfather replaced his 1950 Ford with a new '63 Fairlane. I was with them when a Uncle was showing off his new '69 Caddy, and all it's features. His judgement? Over time, we abbreviated as "Too many FREDs"

valhalla360
Traveler
Traveler
Ummm...I asume you replaced the vent with a manual operating one then? They do still have them available.

The vent in our 2021 is manually raised and the fan utilizes a button inside the opening.
Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV

NamMedevac_70
Explorer II
Explorer II
I loved my old fashioned hand crank vents. They worked every time with no effort. Old fashion is good, life is good, all is good.

Cheers from Eldorado

ferndaleflyer
Explorer III
Explorer III
Is there an app to fix my alternator for less than $1000? Thats a joke by the way, carry on.

Moderator
Moderator
Moderator
Moved from ATC

Cloud_Dancer
Explorer II
Explorer II
Me too. Wish, wish, wish, wish......for winning jackpot numbers. Some of the other problems, I can solve myself.
Willie & Betty Sue
Miko & Sparky
2003 41 ft Dutch Star Diesel Pusher/Spartan
Floorplan 4010
Blazer toad & Ranger bassboat

dave54
Explorer III
Explorer III
The best invention is the bluetooth toilet you can flush from your phone app. No need to reach behind you and pull the lever.

Is this a great country or what?
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So many campsites, so little time...
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jetboater454
Explorer
Explorer
Yea, but now you can sit in the plush recliner, hit the remote and if something breaks...all you have to say to your phone is.."Hey google (or Siri) call a repair guy to fix (name of part)" No hunting down the 100 page catalog, find the pic of it and then go to the rv place to get it.
2011 Toyota Tundra DC Long Bed
2001 Harley Dyna Lowrider