Do you intentionally drive with roof vents open

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  1. DavidG58

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    I have noticed a lot of MH's driving with roof vent wide open, or at least open enough to be obvious from the other side of a motorway

    now we are in Spain having travelled down through France, so it is much warmer, most of the vents I seen open tend to be pivoted from the roof with the vent facing directly in the direction of travel, so probably fairly secure

    but I have seen vents open like ours that wind up equally on both sides, but they are just like the roof vents we used to have coaches when I was a boy on school trips, they were always open

    what do you do?
     
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    Never they would rip off.
     
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    Never!! I'd lose them and then many ££££'s to replace and the hassle of sourcing them too :Eeek:
     
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    No! no! no! Travel with them closed! If you want a cooling Breeze open the windows in you cab doors!

    Travel with them open! you'll lose them!
     
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    Accidentally travelled we both one open.
    Not far, but far enough to lose it.
    Luckily enough, easily sourced.
     
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    Loss and damage will be the result and yes I am speaking from experience on a caravan.
     
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    replies generally as expected, we don't do it, but so many seem to

    and why do coach roof vents stay on?
     
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    Oh my gosh Eddie would have a fit if we drove with the vents open, so as a I've the answer is No :Eeek:
     
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    Luck .
     
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    Industrial fixings probably.
     
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    this chap on the right, left with his fully wound up, but maybe a different breed than most of ours

    bizarrely he bought it LHD from the British Army, he has lived in it for last 14 years, I am not going to tell him .......
     
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    but we have a Hymer :D
     
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    Lucky to have AC now but have still forgotten now and again, luckily no loses:whistle: but if I forget that tv arial again I'm gonna scream:mad:
     
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    Well there are motorhomes and there are motorhomes, enough said:LOL::whistle:
     
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    Leave the panoramic one at the front half open in summer, but it's an older Hymer so anchored at all 4 corners, and I checked the condition, pretty new.

    Also leave the loo vent partially open as it has a ruddy great big roof box right in front of it acting as a shield.

    Ain't lost them so far.

    Hymie.
     
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    Wizzer, Is that your way of acknowledging the superior build quality of the Hymer. :whistle2:

    Hymie
     
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    Turn the A/C up and keep the noise,dust,insects where they belong, by keeping all windows shut during travel!
     
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    Always travel with ours open, get a nice breeze through the van, have maxxair vent covers on that also allows the vents to be open all weathers, wind rain, snow, keeps the circulation and eliminates condensation.

    Worth the £40 investment, and easy fit

    Adrian
     
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    the heki sunroof is pretty damn expensive to replace and they do break far to easily for the cost. so always latch them closed when travelling. Some hymer vans also have unusually sized vents so replacing a damaged one is a costly and frustrating experience

    funny enough though, I have seen plenty of vans on the motorway with vents and even side windows open
     
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    When ours blew off I had to buy a rubberised carpet mat, a square piece of plywood and a long pole. We traveled the rest of the trip with waterproofing provided by our lapdancing pole structure. It did work but I'm not famous for my DIY skills.
     
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