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Old 08-31-2015, 03:09 PM   #1
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Question regarding Coachmen Apex

Hey, all!
Been soaking up all the great information on this forum for a while and now have a question for anyone who might have, or be otherwise familiar with, the Coachmen Apex. Picked up a 2012 215RBK at the end of last summer for me and the wife (but primarily for deer camp ). Not a huge price difference between it and a comparably-sized, new, Salem-Lite but it was a really clean unit and the outdoor kitchen really sold us.

Anyway, there are two "furnace" vents next to the toilet. I noticed last fall there was never any air blowing from them and made a mental note to check that out. The outdoor kitchen is on the opposite side of this wall and it wasn't until I pulled the outside refrigerator that I discovered these vents were directly connected to... NOTHING! There is a hole through the bathroom/kitchen wall behind the frig, and that's it! I stuffed the holes to at least shut off the draft but am still wondering, WTF?

Does anyone know, was there an available option to have ducted vents in this model without the outdoor kitchen or is this maybe one of those, 'Oops! Shouldn't have cut those holes, Joe. Better put some vent covers in, maybe no one will notice.'

Not a BIG deal, but sure is curious.
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:14 PM   #2
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If I had to make a wild guess I would say they are there for ventilating the fridge if you leave it on with the outside door closed. Not sure why you would do that but that's my guess.
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:19 PM   #3
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X2 Don't want the Beer Fridge to fail.
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:33 PM   #4
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Yep, looks like an attempt to vent fridge to me.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:21 AM   #5
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hmmmmm... hadn't thought of that. Certainly a good possibility as the frig would heat up that little compartment rather well with the outside door closed.

And, no; we wouldn't want the beer frig to fail!
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:41 PM   #6
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Guess that is why ours has 3 vents but only 1 blows hot air!
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:03 PM   #7
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I have the same vents, my dealer told me it was to provide venting for the bar fridge when door is closed. But I did observe those vents allow direct access in to bunk house for bugs when the door is open. I screened mine.


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Old 09-14-2015, 12:48 PM   #8
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Good point, Scubanut. All I was thinking was of the cooled or heated air I would be losing through the vents. Think I'll screen them, as well.
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