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Old 09-17-2016, 04:55 PM   #1
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Something is flapping around!

It's inside the stove vent. It is not the outside cover which is snapped shut and cannot be shaken. It's inside of that but above the fan and grille. It's much worse when the wind is blowing but from either side. I have looked inside with a light while DW was driving and can see some flap in there bouncing around but can't possibly reach it. Anyone else seen this or have a solution, or even know how to get inside there?

PS: if you look up there, be careful because there are two sharp metal tabs on the sides of the vent holding the grill in alignment. They can slice you well; also might be good for cutting open boxes. Wonder how I know that! 😰


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Old 09-17-2016, 07:29 PM   #2
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We had the same problem when we owned a Coachmen Freelander 3350SS. The only way that I could stop the noise was to block the outside vent with what looked like clear duct tape. We very seldom used the exhaust fan anyways.
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:36 PM   #3
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I would think what you are hearing or seeing is the flapper on the exhaust fan that is designed to prevent air from the outside coming into your rig. They act very similar to the outside dryer vent on your house.
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:58 AM   #4
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Something is flapping around!

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I would think what you are hearing or seeing is the flapper on the exhaust fan that is designed to prevent air from the outside coming into your rig. They act very similar to the outside dryer vent on your house.

Except the outside cover is closed tight. Maybe there is a second one inside.


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Old 09-18-2016, 01:28 PM   #5
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It sounds like your kitchen vent flapper is banging when it closes. Use some foam weatherstripping with a good temperature rating to provide a bumper for the flapper. Try some small pieces and see if it works before you seal the entire opening. If you don't completely seal it, install a bug screen.

Also, verify the flapper is clipped in place and not loose rattling around.

Hope this idea helps.
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Hard to tell not seeing your set up. I'm not sure what you mean by the "outside cover" but in most stove vents the outside vent has a flapper door inside that has a twist latch on it which makes a lot of noise in the wind if the twist latch is disengaged. It took me a year before I noticed that latch. Now, no more noise.
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