Hi all i have a 1985 chief and was wondering if i can add a roof vent anywhere i want in the roof? i am replacing my rear roof air with a fantastic fan but i want to add a roof vent around the kitchen area . can i just cut it out or do i need to frame it in or could it be framed in already ? thanks Ron...

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You need to be very careful where you cut!  If you cut something substantial, you will compromise the integrity of the framing and end up with a sagging roof and leaks!  I don't know about the newer Winnies, but my older one had metal framing in the roof.  First, from the inside, on the ceiling, I would try locating any metal in the area where you would like to have the vent with a strong magnet.  Possibly use masking tape to remember where the metal is located.  If the magnet doesn't work, try a stud locator (available at Lowe's etc.).  Usually you will find framing going from side to side: if you are lucky, you may find a preframed vent location.  Once you determine where you will cut, carefully (possibly a hole saw, or utility knife) cut a small observation hole in the middle of your layout and make sure that there are no wires or other obstructions in the way.

Good Luck,


thanks Richard,  that sounds good . its hard to believe there wasen,t one there yet Thanks Ron......

I think that the foreword vent opening on this model is used for the front roof A/C.That may be all there is up front from the factory.




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