http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-vents/vent-replacement-cover.htmHere is you PPL Motorhomes maintenance tip of the day: remember to check and replace your vent lids!

Have you checked your vent lids lately?  Out of sight, out of mind. That’s the story of the oft-forgotten vent lid on your RV.  Just think about it.  It sits up there over the vent being baked in the sun, pounded by rain and hail, and you never even know it’s there until water appears inside your RV (with my luck, the water would be right in the middle of the bed).  We already make it a habit to go up on the roof and check for cracked caulking and any other problems, and now you need to add one more thing to your check list; just “thump” each vent lid with your finger periodically.  If it shatters or spiderwebs, it’s because the plastic is brittle and it certainly needs to  be replaced.  I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it’s much better to notice its deterioration and replace it before it cracks and lets rain flood your comfortable RV vacation plans.  The thing is that you’d be amazed at how simple vent lids are to replace and it’s just as easy to identify which one you need.

Make sure you take your smart phone, or camera up on the roof with you so you can take a picture of the vent. This way you can make sure it matches the one you’ll need from PPL Motorhome‘s website.  All you have to do is match it up, make a quick online order, and save yourself hundreds of dollars, not to mention preventing a potentially huge headache when that thing starts to leak.  You know what they say. “An ounce of prevention…”

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