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How To Identify Your Hatch Lid & Replace It

Article by Peter Smith - Caravans Plus

This article covers Ventline, Jensen, Exilir. These vents originated in America and fit a hole in the roof of 14" x 14" or 355mm x 355mm. The lids are not interchangeable but look similar.

The four seasons hatches, plus European styles of Fiamma, Heki, and Remis are not detailed in this article.

Identify your brand by the flyscreen.

screens

Above:
a) Ventline screen is 340mm square
b) Jensen screen is 355mm square with the winder hole is just 50mm from the start of the mesh
c) Elixir screen is also 355mm square with the winder hole set at 70mm from the start of the mesh

In many cases the lid may be missing so the hinge on the base can confirm the style.

Ventline Vents

Ventline

Above:
a) The lid is not symmetrical and has a wedge shape, it has a plastic hinge moulded with three openings.
b) The winder has a plastic claw at the top end that glides along a plastic T section moulded into the lid.
The vent base has seven curved metal fingers - four support the lid, three hold down the lid. You need to remove the winder to fit the ventline lid.

Replacement Lid 365x380mm, suit Ventline Vent

Replacement Lid 365x380mm, suit Ventline Vent

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Jensen Vents MK1 & MK2

The Jensen MK1 vents were only produced until sometime in the 1990's. It would be vary rare to find one on a later model caravan. We can still get replacement lids.

Jensenmk1

Above:
a) A long metal pin (not included) goes through all sections of the plastic hinge and the metal vent base.
b) Jensen MK1 replacement lid is 360mm x 370mm, the extra 10mm is just for the hinge.

Replacement Lid 360x370mm, suit JENSEN MK1 Roof Vent

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The Jensen MK2 is a very common vent used on a multitude of Australia made caravans since the 1990's.

These are sometimes called the Jensen New Style and have a distinctive metal hinge section on the vent base.

jensenmk2

Above:
a) The metal hinge section on the vent base, has three rolled long sections, and two rolled short sections.
b) The lid to match has plastic moulded sections that straddles the rolled section on the base. The winder slides within the metal brace that comes with the lid. This brace wedges into place at one end, and has two small screws at the other end.
c) The plastic measures 335mm square plus 15mm extra for the hinge

Replacement Lid 335x350mm, suit JENSEN MK2 Roof Vent, WhiteSpecial Price

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Elixir Vents MK1 & MK2

The Elixir MK1 vents were only produced until sometime in the 1990's. It would be vary rare to find one on a later model caravan. We can still get replacement lids.

elixirmk1

Above:
a) The Elixir MK1 has an Aluminium brace/ runner for the winder
b) It also has an full width aluminium hinge section on the lid
c) To complete identification, see the square styling.

Replacement Lid 365x365mm, suit ELIXIR MK1 Roof Vent

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The Elixir MK2 has been used on a number of caravans and campers made in Australia since sometime during the 1990's.

elixirmk2

Above:
a) The roof section has a continuous metal sleeve that makes up half the hinge.
b) The replacement lid also has a continuous metal hinge that slides into the base.
c) The size of the plastic lid is 375mm square. Click below for more details.

Replacement Lid 375 x 375mm - Suit ELIXIR MK2 & Ventline Round Dome Roof Vents

Replacement Lid 375 x 375mm - Suit ELIXIR MK2 & Ventline Round Dome Roof Vents

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Universal Vent Lid Replacement

If you are unable to identify your existing vent the UniMaxx Universal Vent Lid can be fitted to any 14 x 14 inch vent including Ventline, Elixir, Jensen & Hengs.

To fit the universal lid you will need to drill 4 screw holes into your existing vent flange to attach the mounting bracket. Fitting instructions are included and there is also a step-by-step video guide.

UniMaxx Universal Vent Fitting Guide
UniMaxx Universal Vent Lid Replacement - White

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    Kerri Caterer

    This was very useful been looking every where. I know now what I need to work out what I need. Thank you for this.

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    Michael Balk

    Very helpful because so many parts on a caravan look similar but are different and not interchangeable - it is helpful advice like this that has always given me great confidence in buying from Caravansplus

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    Warren Grant

    How do you replace just the fly screen only in the Ventline sytem ? The little plastic clips that hold the flyscreen in place are breaking - becoming brittle over time ? Thanks,

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    Laura - CaravansPlus

    Hi Warren, Please see here for replacement Ventline Flyscreen: https://www.caravansplus.com.au/ventline-replacement-flyscreen-340-x-340mm-p-12536.html

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    Thanks for this but it does not answer the question - I want to replace the fly screen component only please. where can you purchase this item only ?

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    Laura - CaravansPlus

    The screen insert is not available by itself - it comes as shown in the previous link with the screen and surround.

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    Geoff

    The part with the tabs that keep breaking (as in your parts catalogue). Is it easy to replace? Do you just undo the screws in the ceiling and the surround slips down?

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    Tom Johnson

    Do you have identification & fitting instructions for fiamma vents

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