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Old 07-14-2017, 02:56 PM   #1
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Range hood vent

Freedom Elite 29FE. I have pushed, pulled, twisted and looked all over to find a latch to keep the outside exit closed (AC is escaping at an alarming rate). Any one know a secret I don't know?

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Old 08-03-2017, 05:17 PM   #2
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So if it like most range hoods it's simply a weighted flap that gets pushed open when you activate the fan. A motorized flap would be much too complicated for a coach. If you can feel cold air escaping then the flap is likely stuck open.

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Old 08-03-2017, 05:24 PM   #3
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On my prior class c there were 2 nibs, one on each side, which snapped into indentations on the vent frame to lock it closed. Air pressure when the fan was turned on would then unlock (open) the vent. That vent was an item I had to check before rolling down the road.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:01 PM   #4
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I installed a couple of these on our last RV. You just have to remember to manually open and close them. Since we rarely use the vent fan (with having two fantastic fans) they ended up staying closed all the time after awhile.

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