ARB Canopy Vent - Does it work ?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 21:50
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Hello Members and Visitors,

I'm interested to hear from owners of dual cab utes fitted with canopies and a particular vent.

Especially, I'm seeking verification of ARB's claim regarding the effectiveness of their canopy vent. Apparently it significantly reduces dust ingress into the ute tub when travelling in really dusty conditions.

Í already have sealing around the ute's tailgate and this cuts down on the amount of dust entering the tub and canopy. However, if installing a vent will significantly improve the sealing system, I'd happily add this feature.

Maybe you have firsthand experience of the ARB vent !

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Netnut


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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 22:42

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 22:42
There is a ppositive pressure system in one of blogs that i have tried searching for, best idea and system i have seen!!!

don't know about the arb setup. Sorry
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 23:05

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 23:05
Faster you go the more efficient it would be, you must have experienced the pressure inside the vehicle when windows are rolled up and then open the air intake vent, the ears tell the story.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 23:07

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 23:07
I might add that over corrugation at a very slow pace any vent is going to useless.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 07:35

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 07:35
Yes, they really do.

On a recent trip to Skytrek in the Flinders Ranges, I had the opportunity to test mine.
It is arguable that cracking open the front canopy sliding window may achieve the same result, but for around $40 plus a bit of time installing I was very pleased with the results.
The vent would receive a better "ram" effect than the open window IMHO.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 09:00

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 09:00
While not the ARB one, a few years back I made my own scoop to do the same thing (from PVC irrigation fittings) and it worked very well - to the point that I didn't need to get into sealing the tailgate - the vent was all that was needed. Kept the dogs supplied with fresh air too, when doing the domestic rounds.
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Reply By: Signman - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 10:13

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 10:13
We used a boat deck fiiting on our canopy.
As well as feeding positive pressure inside- it also stopped water from ingressing when it was open.



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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 13:51

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 13:51
I'm on my third vehicle and canopy with flexiglass vents (would appear to be from where ARB nicked the idea).
They definitely decrease the amount of dust ingress.
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Reply By: Member - Netnut (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 20:40

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 20:40
To all respondents,
Thanks for the replies.
I've decided to install an ARB canopy vent rather than try travelling with the front sliding window open.
Cheers,
Netnut
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