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Fan-Tastic Vent Ultra Breeze Trailer Roof Vent Cover Installation - 2017 Newmar Bay Star Sport Motor

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How to Install the Fan-Tastic Vent Ultra Breeze Trailer Roof Vent Cover on a 2017 Newmar Bay Star S

Rob: Hey everybody. Rob here at Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Fan-Tastic Fan Ultra Breeze Vent Cover on our 2017 Newmar Bay Star Sport motorhome. Now here's what our vent covers going to look like once we have it installed. Now this is going to be on the outside, on the roof, and it's going to be covering an existing vent. Now the reason why you might want a vent cover is because sometimes it gets really hot, especially when it's raining, we get that really muggy feeling on the inside of our motor home.

And we can't leave the vent open because it'll start raining inside on us. Well, with the vent cover, we can actually open the vent, leave it open all the time because the cover is going to cover that up and won't allow anything to get the inside of our motor home.Now here we can see, we have the Ultra Breeze Vent Cover in black, and it matches all the rest of our components up here pretty well, but they do come in three different colors. They're available in the black like here, a smoke color, which is going to be like a translucent black, and in white. And the black is going to block a lot of light coming through. The smoke is going to allow a little bit of light, but it is tinted.

And then the white is an opaque white, but since it's white, it will allow a little bit of light to come through and illuminate wherever the vents over.Not only is our vent cover going to help protect the inside of a motor home from rain, but it's actually going to help protect the vent itself from any kind of debris that may be falling. A lot of times we take our motor home to campgrounds. There's lots of trees around and whether it's pine cones leaves or even a squirrel, they're not going to be able to get past the cover because they have that grill right there which will definitely keep out animals, leaves, and everything else, but any large debris, if it comes down on the cover, it will help protect the vent underneath.Now the cover itself is going to be made out of a thermo-plastic. So it's going to be pretty strong. It will withstand, again, small branches, leaves, and debris like that, but obviously it's something really large and really heavy hits it, it may cause a crack or something to it.

Now with the vent cover in place, we're not really able to get access to the outside of our vent. Sometimes we may need to service it, clean it, anything like that. Well, if we pull these pins here, we can pull the cotter pins out. We'll have two on each side and then we'll be able to really easily lift up the vent and get access and we can do whatever we need underneath and then putting it back in place, it's just as simple as putting it back down and reinserting the clips.So a few measurements to keep in mind. Our vent is going to be about 10 and a quarter inches tall.

That's going to be about 19 and a half inches wide and about 23 inches long. So you want to make sure wherever you are driving, you have those, that space because we are going to be adding quite a bit to the top of our roof. Now our vent cover does fit all Fan-Tastic fans and vents. However, it does fit other vents from other manufacturers and vent fans so long as it uses the standard 14 by 14 inch opening. So it's not only going to fit those Fan-Tastitc fans, it also gets a lot of other varieties and that is a pretty common size for most motorhome vents and trailer vents. So this is a really good replacement or an upgrade to put over an existing vent.As far as the installation goes, it really is very simple. It's pretty easy. We are obviously going to have to be required to get on top of the roof because we have to put it in place, but it's just a matter of removing four screws from your vent, putting in a couple new brackets and then putting the vent cover in place. In fact, let's go and get this set up and we can put it on together.To begin our installation, we want to get our vent cover assembly together. So I'm going to grab the vent out of our kit, the screen, and two of these push pins. We'll take our cover. We're going to flip it over and towards the back end, the open end, we're going to have a few tabs at the bottom. That's what's actually going to be holding the screen in. And if we look on the bottom of the screen, we've got a few little notches. So we want to put our screen in like this, so the little taper is going in towards the cover and just snap these, line them up. Snap them in place.So we want to make sure that the taper is kind of going in towards the vent and these little lip here is pointing out towards the back. We'll line up those tabs on the bottom and just click it in. And then you'll notice on the side here, we have there's little notches. There's a hole in the side of the vent. Just kind of pull it in towards the screen, line up the holes, and we want to take our push pin and coming from the outside, push it through, so it goes all the way through both pieces. It'll hold it in place. Let's come over to the other side, do the same thing. Just kind of do have to bend the cover in a little bit, to get those holes lined up and push the push pin through.So now before we get onto our motor home and get ready to install the vent cover, I do want to mention a few tools that we're going to have to get because you don't want to keep going up and down up that ladder. So you're going to need a Phillips screwdriver or a bit and something to drive it with, a putty knife or utility knife, and some self-leveling sealant. Now one last thing that I do want to mention is that we do have to get on top of our RV. So safety is a personal responsibility and everybody needs to make sure that they are being safe when they're up there, but if you don't feel comfortable doing it, definitely want to have somebody to get up on your RV for you because we are going to have to mount this on the top.Now to actually get the cover in place, we want to come to where we have our vent on our roof and we're going to look on the sides, the left and right, or the driver and passenger side of the vent, and we want to find the very front mounting hole and the second to last mounting hole, or what you can do is you can take your vent and we'll just loosely put it on top. And we can kind of see where the screws line up from the existing vent to where they're going to line up with our new cover. And those are the ones that we want to peel the sealant up off of, so we get access to those screws.So you're going to take a putty knife and we're going to peel away the sealant that's right around the screw itself. Now we only need to peel away the sealant that's on those screws that line up with our vent. We don't need to take them all off, but once you get the sealant off, you kind of want to take off a good amount around the screw, not just the screw head. And we'll take this one off and move forward and take the sealant off of the other screw.And we want to pull these screws out. Now ours are being held in by a square bit. Yours may be a square bit or Phillips bit. So I'm going to use the appropriate driver to pull that screw out. And we want to make sure these holders sealed up, so I'm going to put a little bit of sealant on there before I actually put anything on. That way whenever we do put the screws in place, it'll kind of seep in and we won't have to worry about any kind of leaks. Just a little dot on there for now. Then we want to grab the new screws out of our kit, it'll be coarse thread Phillips head screws and we're going to follow it up with a flat washer. And we can grab the bracket out of our kit. It's going to have one hole, a slot with a peg going through. It also notice it's kind of stepped. So we want to line up the bracket to where it'll sit just like that and pass our screw through and make sure that it goes right into the hole.Then we'll use a Phillips bit to tighten that screw down and make sure the bracket's nice and flat against the roof. And once you have that in place, take a little bit more sealant, put it over the top of the screw, again, making sure that it's not going to leak and I always like go around the edge of the bracket as well. And we're just going to repeat that process for the other hole over here, as well as the two on the other side.So now we can grab our cover and we're going to line up those slots on the sides of our cover with those pegs. Now the pegs do have a little bit of movement in them. So if you need to, you can kind of move the cover once you have it on there, get it nice and centered. You do want to make sure that the screen is towards the back of the motor home. Once you have them going through, we're just going to take the retaining clips and there's a small hole on each one of the pegs. We're just going to clip it in place to make sure that the cover doesn't come off. Just go through and do that for each one of these pigs. And if you have any more vents like we do, the process is going to be exactly the same for those. But once you have them all in place, that'll finish up your installation and your look at the Fan-Tastic Fan Ultra Breeze Vent Cover on our 2017 Newmar Bay Star motorhome.

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