Furnace vents - why no cover?

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  1. TheBlurb

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    The outside vents for the furnace (pic) in my 2003 Jayco Qwest are as wide open as the highway on an overnight trip. Why is there no stock cover or screen? We have plenty of insects that might try to make this a home in my driveway, let alone in a forest.

    I understand a cover could create problems for those who forget to remove it, nonetheless, has anyone sourced some sort of semi-permanent cover or screen? (Not duct tape, something that looks stock!)
     

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    Camco makes screens for the various furnaces. Mine has a different style but I got one, and I know they also make one for your style as well. They're supposed to help with insects, and also it's one less place I have to worry about mice getting in in the winter (i used to stuff steel wool in there)
     
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    I use the covers that neighbormike has the link to. They have been on my pup for three years without a single worry about rodents and insects. I highly recommend them.
     
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    We added the Camco screens to both the furnace and HWT vents. We're on the second set (on the TT) on the furnace, since I wiped the first set off in my neighbors' bushes when I got too close.
     
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    Very cool. But these screens don’t pop off at prolonged highway speeds??
     
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    Not so far. After several years, they stay put.
     
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    Mine are held on by a spring in the middle
     
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    Mine are held on by a spring in the middle
     

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