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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Question Floor vents - an issue...?

Good day, everyone. Recent purchaser here in north-east U.S. - just outside of Boston.

My hope was to make a pattern of the inside floor area behind the second-row with the 3rd-row seats stowed... cut commercial-grade carpet to fit... then have the edges "bound" at a carpet place nearby. I have done this for prior vehicles for when I want to use the back as cargo area but not ruin the factory carpet/upholstery. It has worked great in the past.

As I was looking at the back yesterday, I noticed a feature that is probably GREAT for passengers; Vents in the floor.

My concern is covering-up those vents with carpeting... having the vent system trying to push air through ducts that are essentially blocked by carpet and/or gear in the back... especially if it's hot air in the winter.

Do you think I am overthinking it and it's no issue to cover those vents... or should I cut openings to allow air to pass-through...? The flip side is that keeping them exposed also exposes them to dirt, gravel, dust, debris, etc. getting INTO those openings.

Thanks in-advance...
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 01:26 PM
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I mean, nothing will really happen if you cover them, it'll just block the flow and theoretically increase the amount of air coming out of all of the other vents. But if you do cut openings for them, you'll allow the passengers to get some more warm air back there

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Well, if the carpet is in there, it's because I'll be loading the van with equipment, so I guess either way, I'm going to be blocking the vents. And if I'm going to be blocking the vents ANYWAYS, I guess I might as well not cut openings in the carpet. We'll see.
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