Installing a Vent Visor for ventilation

This is another post describing the build out of the new van and the installation of some of the goodies.

Today while camped at Tumbling Creek in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee I installed the vent visors on the new van.  And here’s a step by step to explain the process.

This is the brand that I installed.   I chose the “in track” style to make the installation quick and easy.

This is the brand that I used but the installation of all of the "in track" models is basically the same.
This is the brand that I used but the installation of all of the “in track” models is basically the same.
The contents were the two visors, a scotchbrite  pad, and alcohol wipes
The contents were the two visors, a scotchbrite pad, and alcohol wipes

Following the instructions begin by “scuffing” the window track with the provided ScotchBrite pad.

Scruffing the felt in the window track
Scuffing the felt in the window track

Next wipe the track with the provided alcohol wipe to remain any dust left by the scuffing.

Now wipe the inside of the track with one of the wipes
Now wipe the inside of the track with one of the wipes

Peel back the tape to expose the adhesive on each end leaving the rest of the tape in place until the visor is in place.

Peel back the tape on each end leaving it in place in the middle
Peel back the tape on each end leaving it in place in the middle

Once you are satisfied with the positioning, then remove the rest of the tape and roll up the window.

Slide the visor into the window track being sure to get it completely in place.
Slide the visor into the window track being sure to get it completely in place.

Leave the window rolled up holding the visor in place for 24hrs to allow the adhesive to set up completely.  This will give you a very nice looking install and allow you to leave the windows cracked even in the rain.

The final shot
The final shot

That’s how you do it.  Now I can drive or camp with the window cracked in the rain.

I hope this helps someone with their efforts to make their van more comfortable.

 

As always…

Get out, Be safe, and Go adventure.

 

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