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Old 08-20-2018, 07:31 PM   #41
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Have this fan upgrade in my current rig and in my previous one. Works extremely well and is a lot quieter than factory unit. With LED light also and 3 speed fan.

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Old 08-20-2018, 07:33 PM   #42
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Even when making toast I have to have the window cracked and the fan going or the smoke detector goes off.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:09 PM   #43
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I use the Fab Fan and open a window away from the stove... the open window produces a stronger air flow through the vent (measured outside). I don't open the ones near the stove since I don't want to recirculate the smokey air (I cook a lot inside).
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:26 PM   #44
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I find it sort of funny that the reason we open the window a bit and run the range hood has not been mentioned yet. If we don't run the fan and open the window a crack, we get the smoke alarm going off about half the time!

We do a lot of cooking on the Smokey Joe but beans and such go on the stove and it seems that the proximity of the smoke detector to the stove makes the darn thing go off even if there isn't any smoke (maybe just the heat?)
Yep. Here too. I enjoy cooking when weíre camping and as others have said the smoke alarm is near the stove so if I donít open a window AND turn on the exhaust fan the alarm goes off. Ainít no big deal other than the noise from fan.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:00 PM   #45
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Absolutely, yes, open a window. Rather than using a roof vent for air intake, use the Fantastic Vent fan or similar type as a second exhaust fan. Our stove vent fan is very inadequate and almost any cooking will set off the smoke detector unless we have the roof vent sucking out the cooking fumes and steam.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:02 AM   #46
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5 pages on should we crack a window when cooking !!!

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Old 08-21-2018, 08:41 AM   #47
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:42 AM   #48
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Our fan has a hatch, we just pop it open and turn on the range fan.
We were warned to never forget to snap it closed when packing up... supposedly it's expensive if the wind rips it off.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:26 AM   #49
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My vent blows outside and my vent in the bathroom is always open. With kids going in and out of the camper all of the time, nothing stays in there long - heat, gas or AC!
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:30 AM   #50
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I usually cook with the door open. The weather is very mild where I live most of the year.
Used to cook outside for the first year or so but got tired of hauling the extra stove and stuff round to cook outside.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:17 PM   #51
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Your posts #38 & #45. I couldnít agree more.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:27 PM   #52
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The hood vent on our 2016 Forest River Berkshire Class A just vents back into the coach so we also turn on the ceiling vent fan - always! If we don't it almost always set off the smoke alarm!!
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:04 PM   #53
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5 pages on should we crack a window when cooking !!!
I get 40 posts to a page, so it is only 2 pages.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:33 AM   #54
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Absolutely, yes, open a window. Rather than using a roof vent for air intake, use the Fantastic Vent fan or similar type as a second exhaust fan. Our stove vent fan is very inadequate and almost any cooking will set off the smoke detector unless we have the roof vent sucking out the cooking fumes and steam.
Many folks who are new to RVs don't realize that the vent fan outlet on the outside of the RV is different from the one at home. Residential outlets are held shut by gravity or a weak magnet. RV outlets are subject to high air currents while driving and you wouldn't want water intrusion while driving through a rainstorm. All the ones I've seen latch shut. You have to unlatch them when you set up and re-latch them when you get ready to leave.

Just another item to add to your checklist.

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Old 08-22-2018, 08:32 PM   #55
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I just cook outside. Rain or shine.


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