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Old 10-07-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Exhaust fan above stove does not vent to outside.

My 2011 Cardinal 3450 RL has no 12 volt exhaust fan. It has a fan that works on 110 but it just circulates the air out right above the microwave and not outside so the only way to get rid of cooking fumes is to use the Fantastic vent fan. Anyone else run into this problem?
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there should be an outside fan cover with 2 clips that need to be opened to allow the exhaust to go out
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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My old camper had the outside flap that you are talking about along with a 12 volt fan but this camper has no venting to the outside for the exhaust fan
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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My 2011 Cardinal 3450 RL has no 12 volt exhaust fan. It has a fan that works on 110 but it just circulates the air out right above the microwave and not outside so the only way to get rid of cooking fumes is to use the Fantastic vent fan. Anyone else run into this problem?
Yes, thats the way many RV and home units are set up. The microwave has particulate filters that "clean" the air and pump the rest into the space. Good for heat/cooling, not so good for humidity.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #5
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My 08 Cardinal does not have a seperate exhaust fan above the stove. It uses the Microwaves built in exhaust fan. This is a self contained fan, nothing going to the outside. I look at it as only more piece of plastic not to have to worry about.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:56 AM   #6
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It sucks to find that out after you bought your trailer. I always turn the vent on when I'm cooking, not only to get out the smells, but also humidity from boiling pots.

Since most trailers have these vents, it being omitted must be a structural/layout issue preventing putting one in.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:17 AM   #7
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Personally I don't see this as a problem. The fantastic vent fan will exhaust the odors and humidity associated with cooking much faster than a stove vent.
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