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Old 06-11-2013, 02:22 PM   #31
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Good point - I just open it because the DW says to open it - I can't vouch for the effectiness of it but I assume it is to provide an exhaust path for the heat the stove/oven generates when they are used.
I actually wondered about that. I know in my pop-up there was a sign that said to have a window open. The big camper didn't have it. We still had a window or door open usually. I'll find this door and make sure that I open it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #32
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I think it's always the exhaust for the Power fan in either your range hood or microwave (if that's your range hood). Some hoods just blow the air thru a filter and back into the room, but if your's externally vents....
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #33
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I have the new design with the two tabs on my 2011 mini lite 2306

I close mine because here in Florida we have wasps and mud dobbers - they will make a nest in there if left open.

Just push up on the two tabs and it will open - mine doesn't seem to hard to open and close.

You might be able to put screen over it but the heat that is exhausted may burn the screen.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #34
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I have the new design with the two tabs on my 2011 mini lite 2306

I close mine because here in Florida we have wasps and mud dobbers - they will make a nest in there if left open.

Just push up on the two tabs and it will open - mine doesn't seem to hard to open and close.

You might be able to put screen over it but the heat that is exhausted may burn the screen.
Our 2012 Silverback 29 RK FW has the door that I previously described - don't know when they changed the design of it.

Sometimes ours isn't too difficult to open/close and other times it is.

One factor I found that makes it more difficult to open is the amount of the height between the door tabs and the ground I'm standing on. The closer I am to it, the easier it is to open.
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The vent door on my Silverback is too high for me to reach from the ground and it's too hard to open. I just leave it closed all the time.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #36
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The vent door on my Silverback is too high for me to reach from the ground and it's too hard to open. I just leave it closed all the time.
That's right - we both have SB's but different wives. When mine says open it, I open it.
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The heat is not enough to melt screen wire, if it were, it would also melt the plastic cover the door is in. The only way the door works is if the stove vent fan is on and the door is unlatched. As for mud daubers building a nest, they can and will build a nest between the door and the cover. By leaving the cover unlatched, it will beat the nests out on the highway. I cover all other grill openings with metal screen wire taped to the inside of the doors including the ac except I covered the area between the compressor and the evaporator coils so the mud daubers can't build a nest on the fan blades. Had to take the blade off in 90+ one time for a mud dauber nest, never again.
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Just a point,if you have a V-nose front kitchen unit keep the stove vent (Locked) tabs over door. I have never lost one,but I have had a few V-Nose people ask about their Missing Doors. Also on V-Nose units the front 110 elect,cover (Lid) will lift and Disappear going down the road. Youroo!!
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That's right - we both have SB's but different wives. When mine says open it, I open it.


Our first Wildcat had a ventless stove. To me, the vent isn't important. If cooking odors are strong I just turn on the ceiling vent in the Silverback.

Here at home we have a ventless rangehood too.
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I still shake my head and have to admit - I have no idea what little door y'all are talking about. It's yet another thing I need to look at when I'm at the camper next!
Here's a photo of what the new vents look like. You have to push up on the two tabs to get it open.
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