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.
You can find the step-by-step details, including downloadable guides on my Projects Page.