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Old 03-27-2015, 10:58 AM   #131
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Added the Fabulous Operating Products SAM-1 range hood upgrade. It is everything they say and more. On low speed (3 speed) it draws more air to the outside than the old hood and you can barely hear it. The LED light is a major improvement, as well. It is made in the USA by a small company. I saw it in Trailer Life. I'm going to post it to a generic forum, in case others are interested.

If installed on a Ventline hood, it is easy and the instructions are for this brand. However, on the Heng it isn't easy; some metal work involved. For the faint of heart, it might be better to buy the Ventline then upgrade.

One issue I had that had nothing to do with the product was that FR cut the hole in the wall too big by over and inch, making the new improved screened outside vent (comes in black or white) to be installed without bottom screws.
Don't have a Hyperlite XLR, but I can vouch for the Heng hood taking some metal work. You have to drill out the spot welds to remove. Didn't put the new outside vent in, just removed the @#$$^&* factory door. It is a major improvement in all ways advertised.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:40 PM   #132
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WW and Dave nice Mods. WW when you put your outlet in under pantry did you tap in to the main power coming in right there and put a seperate breaker in. Just curious how you wired it, because I was thinking about doing same thing.

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I did, cut into the main power feed to the fuse panel. There was a little slack, so I put a male on one end and female on the other, so I could plug the two together and bypass the new outlet if I ever need to. I then wired the outlet with a male and a female plug AND added a 15A breaker to protect the new outlet; you have to at least fuse it for safety, if not, the only protection for the outlet is the 30A at the pedestal... not good!

If I ever need to more that 30A (which is now!), but definitely if I add a second AC, I would install a breaker panel in that space; feed with #10AWG from a new 50A exterior RV connection (these aint cheap - not to mention 50A cords); then add a 30A breaker to feed the factory fuse panel, a 15A to the outlet in question and a 15A to the new AC.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:59 PM   #133
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Don't have a Hyperlite XLR, but I can vouch for the Heng hood taking some metal work. You have to drill out the spot welds to remove. Didn't put the new outside vent in, just removed the @#$$^&* factory door. It is a major improvement in all ways advertised.
OC, mine had tiny spots, maybe 10 or so. Not bad, though.

Anyone wanting to remove the factory door like OC did (if like mine) you could do it gracefully by cutting around it to break the silicone seal if it has one, remove the cover by pulling both sides out 1/4" at the same time then slide up and away. Then pop the door off and reverse the process to install the original cover. Or you could grab it with pliers and pull until you break the molded on hinge pins at the top. Mine was going to blow off eventually, because I could never snap the cover closed anyway.
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OC, mine had tiny spots, maybe 10 or so. Not bad, though.

Anyone wanting to remove the factory door like OC did (if like mine) you could do it gracefully by cutting around it to break the silicone seal if it has one, remove the cover by pulling both sides out 1/4" at the same time then slide up and away. Then pop the door off and reverse the process to install the original cover. Or you could grab it with pliers and pull until you break the molded on hinge pins at the top. Mine was going to blow off eventually, because I could never snap the cover closed anyway.
Mine had 18 spots and I just grabbed the @#$*#$ door and pulled it off and walked by the big blue container and dropped it in.
Do like the update, but will take time to get familiar with the light, fan & damper controls with having to turn the original switches to activate, but it is a very nice update.
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Mine had 18 spots and I just grabbed the @#$*#$ door and pulled it off and walked by the big blue container and dropped it in.
When I stripped the Heng down to nothing, I was thinking, heck I could just as well built a new hood and saved the original. They are very very cheap. With a shear and brake a 10 year old could do it. But its hard to find a 10 year old when you need one.
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When I stripped the Heng down to nothing, I was thinking, heck I could just as well built a new hood and saved the original. They are very very cheap. With a shear and brake a 10 year old could do it. But its hard to find a 10 year old when you need one.
Especially one trained to use a metal brake, as well as one with a good work ethic. It's hard to get good 10 year old laborers, they all want the corner office right off the bat...
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Magnetic door stop. Door stays put. Added range top cover with spatter guards SS to tie in with new convection oven.
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Photos associated with previous post. Oh, I will provably use a cutting board over the cover. The cover part # DVC2-SLR 56459 is for the Atwood 2 burner vision; in this he-ah XLR 29hfs. Difficulty one star also. Notice how nice the new FOP vent lights it up.
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I like - ok where do I buy them - stove cover and door stops


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The sharing of your updates (and the detailed pictures...) are a key reason I ordered my 29HFS. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for helping out others via your experiences and knowledge. I can't wait to have my TH arrive at the end of the month so I can start adding on things... And of course sharing my updates (and pictures...) with everyone.

Have a great camping season...
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