The roof vent in an integral part of the ventilation, cooling and insulation plans. Living in an RV, one constantly faces the issue of cooling & heating and lowering humidity levels. With only few choices, I decided to install a MaxxAir vent; its ability to remain open, when rain is pouring down, made it a clear winner over its competitor the Fan-Tastic vent.
These are the initial steps of installing a MaxxAir 6200K roof vent in the rear roof section of a 2016 Ford Transit LWB MR cargo van. I go really slow and show every bit of the work that’s involved in getting an acceptable result.
With a dark colored van, the white flange of the MaxxAir 6200K roof vent sticks out like a sore thumb. To adhere to the stealthy exterior of the vehicle. I decided to paint the plastic flange black before it was installed into the roof. The Thermoplastic material (TPO) does not accept any paint and while I could not get the right (industrial) paint, the combination of Adhesion Promotor and specialty trim paint, made this project a success.
Adding a badly needed roof vent to the cargo van on a very hot and humid day. No rain in the forecast, but who believes that?
In this episode I drill a lot of holes, fit the adapters and clean up a lot. After the rain, I was still able to install the exterior adapter and have the sealant dry overnight.
This final part of the installation includes the interior adapter, the flange and the MaxxAir roof vent. It also shows in detail, the different types of sealants I use to glue everything together.
You can find the step-by-step details, including downloadable guides on my Projects Page.
very good vids and good music too.
Thank you for watching!
I saw where you made the wooden adapter for the interior of the roof. Was the adapter that you put on the top of the roof a purchased adapter or one that you made?
Thank you so much; your videos are absolutely awesome!
The exterior adapter was purchased for around $50.00. They also have an interior adapter for sale, but for the location I choose (between the two rear ceiling cross members), that did not work out.
You can find it here: Exterior Roof Vent Adapter.
Should I be using a zinc coated or a stainless machine screw on the interior of the van?
Thank you, Laura
I’m not an expert at this, but I prefer SS as it is less prone to rust. They’re are usually more expensive, but if you buy on-line it can be cheaper than zinc from your local DIY store. I have a good experience with http://www.boltdepot.com (no affiliation).