Originally Posted by stantyszka
I have a similar problem in my wildwood x lite. It does not seem like it is venting. Smoke alarm goes off EVERY time I cook. Pictures would help. I'll try and post some of mine tomorrow.
My Coachmen 17 FQ does the same thing and I know the vent is open and working. My solution is to just remove the battery from it before using the stove. Lay it on my pillow so I remember to put it back before I turn in.
I've wondered if replacing it with a name brand one would reduce the false alarms.
As to the original topic I have a small lever on each side of the flap. They simply swing up or down to the point they are parallel with the frame. Usually do it right after pulling out the power cord on that side of the trailer. Then flip them into place to hold the flap shut right before I unplug.