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Old 09-16-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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forest river lite trailers..range vent to outside.

never realized my vent fan wasn't sucking/pushing air out til now..checking outside under vent cap I see the thing is blocked with some cover...so how do you remove that thing...there are 2 knobby things on it, but push pull slide they will not budge.....anyone got some know how?
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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Vent covers are generally held closed during travel. Your cover seems different than mine. Generally they have two locking screws that twist to free the cover. Yours sounds like the cover has the screws on them. Have you tried turning them left or right?
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:10 AM   #3
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Can you post a picture so we don't have to guess what "knobby things" are?

If they are like the latches on my 'new style' vent flap, you push up on the latches with your thumbs with more force than you'd anticipate... but before that, check to see of there's caulk holding down the latches or the flap.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:15 AM   #4
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On mine the latches move (I forget in which direction) and that allows you to open the vent. Don't forget to close it before travelling.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:40 AM   #5
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The exterior stove vent cover on mine has two plastic latches that turn down to allow cover to open when fan operates. Sounds like yours are stuck, if gentle pressure to cover and latchs doesn't allow them to break free (downward rotation for release) I would try some small amount of spray lubricant cleaning excess. Both are conviently located 6+ feet from ground level.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:22 PM   #7
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Your's sounds like the one I have push up on the two tabs and pull out that releases the flap. When you done just push the flap down and the tabs snap it into place. A photo will help!
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I had the same issue. I had to push up and out on the tabs a lot harder than I expected. There should be 2 plastic tab latches on the bottom of the flap.

You push up on the 2 latches at the same time (harder push than you would expect) and then wiggle the tabs outwards. Eventually they will work loose and the flap (which is hinged at the top) will swing open.

After I got ours open I opened and closed it a few more times to break it in. Works easily now.
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I had the same issue. I had to push up and out on the tabs a lot harder than I expected.
X2 Mine was so stuck I had to work the tabs with a screw driver. So I just let mine flap when traveling. Since it faces aft, I don't get water inside, even when raining. Sheesh!
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Your's sounds like the one I have push up on the two tabs and pull out that releases the flap. When you done just push the flap down and the tabs snap it into place. A photo will help!

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I had the same issue. I had to push up and out on the tabs a lot harder than I expected. There should be 2 plastic tab latches on the bottom of the flap.

You push up on the 2 latches at the same time (harder push than you would expect) and then wiggle the tabs outwards. Eventually they will work loose and the flap (which is hinged at the top) will swing open.

After I got ours open I opened and closed it a few more times to break it in. Works easily now.
X3 for the flap on my MiniLite.

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