Heater Vent Covers
One of the problems with these central heating vent covers is that they break easily. They are especially vulnerable to high heels. Here is what happens when your wife walks down the center of the 5th wheel with her high heels on. You’re probably thinking, “Sheesh, you’re retired! Why would she even own a pair of high heels?” Good point, but in my research of the ancient world, I've discovered that women and a multitude of shoes have existed from the beginning. When Adam sewed together fig leaves in the Garden of Eden he probably made Eve a matching purse and shoes. Accessories are important you know!
My wife’s high heels aren’t the kind that fashion models wear, they are more broad based in the heel but still assert a lot of pressure per square inch.
Since most 5th wheels have slides, these vents have to be placed in the middle of the coach otherwise when the slides are in and you need heat (which happens when you are stopped in WalMart overnight or at a rest stop for lunch) the vents have to be between the slides right down the middle of the coach. There really isn’t anyplace else to put them. The answer is to install heavier duty (and nicer looking) vents. I haven’t made the plunge yet (they are anywhere from $50 to $75 a pop). So, until I find vent replacements I like (the major home stores don’t carry this size in the higher end vent covers), I’ll just have to make due. In the meantime, watch your step! Jim