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#1 User is offline   bizpm 

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:21 PM

Hi,

We were up on our roof of our 2006 26RS this afternoon, checking it out for the "season". We discovered that the stink vent cover is missing. There is a black pipe, 2 inches in diameter (or so), sticking straight up through the roof. It is surrounded by what appears to be a 5 inch (or so) diameter white pipe--but which must actually be a broken cover. The cap is clearly missing and the "pipe" looking white part has jagged edges like it's broken. It's still 3-4 inches tall. The black pipe is just a bit taller.

So, I'd about rather be boiled in oil than peel off the gobs of dicor and actually replace the whole thing. Can I replace just the cap? Ideas about with what?

Other suggestions?

I don't even know what the thing looked like before it was missing.

Thanks,
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:31 PM

Use a little heat (old hair dryer) and the Dicor is easy to remove. Use a plastic scrapper and it will only take 5 minutes. A replacement vent cover only cost $7.00 at your local RV store.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:04 PM

It sounds like you are just missing the top cover to for the pipe. I have lost them before, they are supposed to have a screw in it to keep it on, but sometimes they missed or stripped out the screw and it comes loose. I The pipe was more than likely horribly cut from the factory, I have one that is cut perfectly strait and one that looks like they cut it off with an axe.

If it wasn't dark, windy and cold out right now I would take a picture of mine, but I don't feel like getting on the roof right now.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:10 AM

Does it hurt anything to leave it without the cover? I think rain water going into that vent would go into the tank/tanks and since the accumulation is so small it will never flood.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:22 AM

I have used these before....Vent Cap
I guess they are better than nothing. Definitely easy to install.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:32 AM

I installed one of these. If we were camping for more than 3 days, my DW would complain about the odor when she flushed the toilet. This stopped that problem and the sun is not going to estroy stainless steel.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:22 AM

View PostJoe/GA, on 27 March 2011 - 07:32 AM, said:

I installed one of these. If we were camping for more than 3 days, my DW would complain about the odor when she flushed the toilet. This stopped that problem and the sun is not going to estroy stainless steel.
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Getting high tech with the stinky vents, are we? :whistling:

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:18 PM

Thanks very much!

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