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roamingyak.org 26 Sep 2007 16:53

Roof vents
 
When it's 35+ it's nice to leave your veggies inside your vehicle and have them cooked within a few hours, but I'm quite keen on fitting a few large vents with mossie nets into my 110 to allow some air flow (and I'm looking at adding a fridge which will heat it up more?).

Does anybody have any useful suggestions for where I can get some good vents?

I'm fairly sure I can go to a caravan type place and find something, but they always seem to be overpriced for average plastic quality. When I see Germans and the like they seem to have really good quality vents but no leads have proved fruitful yet.

Ideally, can open and face any of 4 directions, be quite large, have good mossie nets and not lift too high ;-)

diesel jim 26 Sep 2007 21:26

What about the ones like the series 3 safari's had?

you could probbaly pick up an old 109" safari roof for not much money, drill out the rivets and fit them into your 110 roof.

roamingyak.org 26 Sep 2007 21:50

Thanks mate, but I'm looking for something much bigger (I think, I only have a vague idea about the series 3 ones)

graysworld 26 Sep 2007 22:50

If you want really good roof vents then buy boat ones, not cheap but very good, and they open fully.

Graeme

Andrew Baker 27 Sep 2007 12:28

AMR in Germany sell various roof hatches, not sure if they do exactly what you want. They have an on line cat....AMR-Outdoorwelt Trekking Allrad Offroad Expeditionen Fähren Camping Reisen Abenteuer -


Cheers,
Andrew.

Roman 27 Sep 2007 13:07

Darrin,

Steel mesh in the rear side windows plus sunroof protected by the roof rack works fine for me. Any pictures of the vents you have in mind?

Martynbiker 27 Sep 2007 17:13

4 way opening roof vents...very cheap!
 
Go to a scrap yard or a caravan braekers and remove some from a scrapped/ broken/ old caravan thats what I did for my type 2 VW camper I got 2 lovely 4 way vents with removeable mozzie nets for 10 quid the pair!

ok its a hassle but its cheap:thumbup1:

Jethro 28 Sep 2007 09:39

Self Build Camper Van Club
 
No suggestions for vents but you could try looking at the self build motor caravan club site (UK) for some help. Good forum but you can't use the search facility till you've paid a membership fee. You can however register a forum username and get 10 "free" posts without paying to join the club.

Self Build Motor Caravanners Club

I've been thinking about building a mini camper van recently and found the site full of useful info.

cheers

Stewart

roamingyak.org 26 May 2008 09:33

<Bump> I'd thought I'd gently nudge this thread in case anybody else had something to offer as the landy is ready and waiting for the vents, but I haven't come up with anything suitable as of yet....

graysworld 26 May 2008 10:15

I had these
 
I had these and although they are plastic they are good quality
Fiamma Vent , VENT 28 , TURBO 28 and VENT 50X50 Page 2

Graeme

roamingyak.org 26 May 2008 19:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by graysworld (Post 191325)
I had these and although they are plastic they are good quality
Fiamma Vent , VENT 28 , TURBO 28 and VENT 50X50 Page 2

Thanks Graeme, the Vent 50x50 might be just what I'm after if it can still open underneath a brownchurch roof rack on a 110. Which ones did you install?

graysworld 26 May 2008 22:36

I installed 40x40 ones but I am looking to install the 50x50 ones this time as they come with blackout and mosinet roller blinds built in. I have just seen them for £80. not sure what a brownchurch roofrack is but as long as there is enough room then no problems.

Graeme

roamingyak.org 27 May 2008 13:23

Any chance of a picture or three Graeme? You can email them directly if you like to dj at roamingyak dot org etc

graysworld 27 May 2008 21:55

Got no photos as I haven't bought them yet. I have seen them and they are better than the 40x40 ones as they have the built in blinds and are a bit bigger. they also tilt four ways. I fitted the 40x40 ones to my previous van, and that is long gone. as with all things plastic care is needed but they are good.

Graeme

roamingyak.org 19 Nov 2008 13:12

Well , no success in finding any vents that will slide open under a landy roof rack, so I will have to can the idea unless somebody new stumbles along this thread with some bright ideas???:confused1:


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