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Old 05-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #11
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My Hengs Flapper fell off. Looking at my part's catalog, a replacement is about $10. I just noticed it yesterday, so off to the RV shop tomorrow.
This is off the original topic, but if you have a Heng's range hood vent, you may as well buy several of the flaps. The design is junk. There's one on our coach and I have replaced it at least four times. The hinge pins are way too small and break even when the locking tabs are engaged if there's a strong crosswind, which will buffet the coach and break the pins. Some later FR products have a vent from a different manufacturer.

I modified ours with a steel rod for a hinge pin, but there was a post of a different modification using small hinges that may be easier to do.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f215/lost-range-vent-cover-and-a-possible-easy-fix-15553.html
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #12
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This is off the original topic, but if you have a Heng's range hood vent, you may as well buy several of the flaps. The design is junk. There's one on our coach and I have replaced it at least four times. The hinge pins are way too small and break even when the locking tabs are engaged if there's a strong crosswind, which will buffet the coach and break the pins. Some later FR products have a vent from a different manufacturer.

I modified ours with a steel rod for a hinge pin, but there was a post of a different modification using small hinges that may be easier to do.

Lost Range Vent Cover and a possible easy fix
Many thanks. I am going to get a new setup and modify it. FR caulked the outer cover and I broke it a bit trying to pry and cut the caulking.
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just after i posted i found out that you need to push harder on the tabs and pull the flap out. thanks for all the help.

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just after i posted i found out that you need to push harder on the tabs and pull the flap out. thanks for all the help.

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That's what we learned after a couple of tries. The tabs are a little difficult to push up but it can be done.

I agree it could have been better designed.
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That's what we learned after a couple of tries. The tabs are a little difficult to push up but it can be done.

I agree it could have been better designed.
That's why I leave it open. It doesn't let dust in like someone posted and is completely enclosed and won't blow off.
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Actually doing work on campers is a learning experience. When I was younger, just bought old ones and Junked them after a few years.

Well, went to change my flapper and cracked the main unit. Got a whole unit and found that I need to pick up butyl tape.

Well FR caulked the outside cover. Shouldn't the inside just be caulk sealed so that the cover can be lifted to just in case the flapper breaks again?
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I did the hinge fix.

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