Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Emergency Roof Vent Cover
This is one of those things you may not realize until it happens to you: A travel trailer's roof vent lid can blow open in a strong wind, even if you've remembered to crank it down tight from the inside before exiting the trailer.
Once that happens, the next big gust of wind can rip that lid right off. And then you've got a problem, because there's suddenly a foot-square hole in the roof of your trailer. Just waiting for the next rainstorm to come along and damage the trailer even further.
Naturally, you'd want to get that hole covered up as quickly as possible while awaiting a permanent repair (or at least a tarping).
We recently came across a friend's parked trailer in such a situation. The emergency rescue: We placed a large tote-tub, turned upside down, over the roof hole and weighted it down. It stayed in place and kept the trailer's interior dry long enough for the owner to make other arrangements for saving her investment.
Just a lil' tip, in case you ever need it!