Roof vent addition

jdeefus

Member
Jun 29, 2014
17
Hi all,

I have an old 2000 coleman taos popup, simple and bare bones, it keeps us off the ground. It does not have a roof vent, but I'd like to put one in to make for better air circulation. Can I? Where would be the best spot to put it? How would you cut the roof? Just looking for some ideas and suggestions.

Thanks in advance for the help
 

Dave2514g

Active Member
Sep 2, 2019
261
Ontario, Canada
Start by seeing if your trailer was ever available with one and use the same location as the factory vent. This way you will avoid cutting structural components or wiring. There are quite a few good how to videos on YouTube on this.

Essentially:
Mark the hole
Cut to size
Apply butyl tape around opening
Place vent in opening
Secure with screws
Put dicor lap sealant heavily around edges of vent
Let dry and test for leaks
 

Laplantebd

New Member
May 15, 2022
5
Green Bay, WI
Our Laredo (same as Taos except layout) didn’t have one either but did have a hole for a wood burning stove. I bought a maxxair fan and laid out the template nice and square and cut it out.

I would just suggest finding a convenient spot where it won’t interfere when folded up.
 

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PopUpSteve

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Gold Supporting Member
Dec 22, 2002
21,124
Southeastern PA
That’s one thing I wish I had on my camper. It would really help evacuate the heat from the camper. I have the 4 pilot holes above where the shower option would go. But I would need to have it professionally installed.
 

jdeefus

Member
Jun 29, 2014
17
Thanks all. I do have the 4 buttons on the ceiling. I think I'll buy it and make it a winter project in a heated garage. I do appreciate the input!!
 




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