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    Just venting?

    Have the option as the body and interior are in planning stages...
    We camp out in the desert quite a bit and need better circulation.

    Looking at a maxxair. Has both intake or exhaust. Standard 14 x 14 opening.

    So give me your opinions. Tell me your experiences with leaking, condensation etc.
    Mike

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    if your roof is not already cut, don't cut it.



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    Venting

    I also would not cut a hole in the roof. For venting I would screen the window of the passenger front door and install a fan in one of the rear door windows. The screen up front could be held in place with Velcro so that it can be easily removed. The fan in back could be a box fan mounted over a pop out window. The screw holding the window latch to the door could be changed to a stud and wing nut for opening the pop out window more. Maybe use a hanger system attached to the interior roof rail for the fan and a vinyl shroud to seal the edges. Again with some Velcro for easy removal. Then a little more screen to keep the bugs out. Just thinking out loud here but this way there's not cutting.
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    I have to agree with kk and 108. I cut a opening sunroof back in 1988 because I knew I needed lots of ventilation for towing a trailer thru the desert southwest. It is just above the back seat as that's where the kids were riding in all our travels. I had it professionally done so it was a good installation. It didn't leak for the first several years. It leaks now. I tried getting a new gasket (was lucky to find one since it wasn't made anymore) and reinstalling it but that didn't stop it. It doesn't leak if the front end is higher than the back end, but does if the front is lower. I don't regret it as that ventilation was really needed back then. Now its in storage with a cover over it.
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    Thats it then...No cutting.
    I was reading past posts and found that was the general contention.

    Im going to replace the crank-out mobile home type window sunroof that is already installed.
    It leaks like there is no window there, so it cant get worse.
    Mike

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    my "Lucky" '66 van had a sunroof and vent cut into it. Both were leaking every time it rained, and soaking the interior to the point where after I tore out all the gross moldy old shag carpet it was causing the floor to rust underneath. Probably done back in the 70's or 80's judging by the original "venturi vent" that was there. I used metal from a donor van and welded in both holes a couple years ago. It was quite a task and huge PITA to patch a hole in the roof. I am SO much happier with the solid roof now.



    64' wikivan 230/4 onda tree/2.56 posi
    '64 Red Baron no engine/trans
    '66 "Lucky" 230/3 onda tree/project
    '67 108" G10 "high roller" 350/th350 12 bolt rear, 31" tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanner68 View Post
    Remember, they're still printing money, but they aren't making any more earlies!

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    After replacing it get a tube of flo-seal (Self leveling sealer) from any camper store and cover all the screws and the seam around it. Replace it all if it starts to dry out and crack.

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    Thanks everyone.
    Ive seen that flo-seal Buddy. It looks like it can fill every gap.

    This is the new sunroof.
    http://www.tgautomotive.com/product_p/np2238b5h.htm
    Mike

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