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Old 08-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Stove NOT vented to outside on 2012 21TB

We just bought a 2012 21TB and found that the range hood isn't vented to the outside.

Unfortunately we didn't notice this until after we took delivery from the dealer.

Pretty disappointing if this isn't a mistake.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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That would be very surprising that it's not vented. Have you contacted your dealer yet?

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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Perhaps it is a "ventless" hood...
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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I wonder if this couldn't be considered a safety item worthy of a proper report.

Carbon monoxide is a reality.

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Is it not vented, or did you not go out and move the tabs to let the vent be open? On the outside wall, right at the stove hood, should be a deflector looking thing, it has two release tabs in it. These must be released for the hood to vent. Make sure you lock them back before towing, or you will loose the vent flap.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:42 AM   #6
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Following this thread as our new Wildwood 26tbss also doesn't appear to be vented. As in there is no exterior vent to unlatch.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:40 AM   #7
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My range hood is part of the Micowave, its an all internal operation. I can not remember when I had an RV that vented to the outside.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:23 AM   #8
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I wonder if this couldn't be considered a safety item worthy of a proper report.

Carbon monoxide is a reality.

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The stove vent primarily to vent smoke and steam from cooking; not CO removal, I think.

There are "vent-less" hoods (some built into over the stove microwaves) that circulate the cooking air over stainless steel filters that trap cooking odors and filter smoke.

I am not a "fan" (no pun intended) of these because it is just one more thing to clean after every trip. (and you should because they will stink after a while and they get REAL hard to clean as grease and grime build up between the layers of expanded stainless filter.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:36 AM   #9
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My range hood is part of the Micowave, its an all internal operation. I can not remember when I had an RV that vented to the outside.
All 3 of my trailers had a range hood that vented outside. the only reason I see for not venting one (and there is a provision on the backside of them for it) is it is just easier to put them in without the vent hooked up. my buddy`s Keystone Outback is the same way.

There are at least 3 reasons why they should be vented 1. to vent the carbon monoxide. 2. to vent the heat. 3. to vent any smoke.
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There are at least 3 reasons why they should be vented 1. to vent the carbon monoxide. 2. to vent the heat. 3. to vent any smoke.
I agree, I want my range hood to vent outside but a properly operating
gas stove does not produce enough carbon monoxide to be an issue.

Many homes have gas stoves with no outside exhaust vent over them.
It's not code mandatory to have the exterior vent.

It's good customer relations to have the vent but the RV makers often
don't consider what's best for us when they make these nickel and dime
decisions.

Reference the recent discussion where dometic has decided to remove
the user selectable anti-condensation switch thereby taking the
operation of the battery sucking heater out of our hands. Recent models
require the user to disconnect a hidden wire in order to do any amount
of dry camping.
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