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Old 05-28-2021, 09:47 AM   #1
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Cover/replace outside vents?

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Has anyone found an off-the-shelf cover plate to cover up the vents that SMB puts through the van body, and also through the floor? Iím replacing the original house batteries with AGM and have removed the battery boxes SMB installed to make more room and a tidier area underneath the gaucho. Id like to remove the outside vents and also plug the two holes through the floor from the old battery boxes.
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Old 05-28-2021, 09:50 AM   #2
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Old 05-28-2021, 10:02 AM   #3
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Might consider retaining the vents. Please check the following:

https://rvnerds.com/2017/11/01/elect...-need-venting/
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Old 05-28-2021, 12:35 PM   #4
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Might consider retaining the vents. Please check the following:

https://rvnerds.com/2017/11/01/elect...-need-venting/

I did consider and decided against it. In any event, I certainly donít need two right next to each other.
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Old 05-28-2021, 01:42 PM   #5
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Maybe a stainless drain cover and rubber gasket could keep air and critters out? For the bottom maybe expansion plugs?
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Old 06-21-2021, 04:39 PM   #6
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Following up, to plug the holes underneath I found that 1-1/4Ē PVC plugs fit perfectly. For the outside vent I took some gorilla tape and made a sort of two-sided patch that fits under the existing vent to at least keep the dust and hopefully rain out. I will put screen on the other vent to keep bugs out. At some point I may use one of the vent holes for an external shower access point.
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Nice fix! I like cheap, simple and reversible.
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Old 06-23-2021, 12:47 PM   #8
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Maybe put a solid gasket under the vents?
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