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Old 05-12-2017, 05:37 PM   #11
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I eliminated the vent on my build sheet. My wife likes to stir fry and would never do that in a trailer. The trailer stove would be for heating water, soups and non greasy stuff. We also make a lot of sandwiches and salads which will suffice for rainy weather eating.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:45 PM   #12
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Like that rubber bumper you put on the corner!
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:56 PM   #13
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Like that rubber bumper you put on the corner!
Yeah, I put one on each corner after my wife got a nasty bump. One other thing I like about the fan upgrade is that you open or close the vent from inside. No need to go outside and flip the little tabs for the vent flap. We also installed the supplied exterior vent (which doesn't yellow over time) but you could also use the stock one.

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Old 05-12-2017, 07:20 PM   #14
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I reversed the stove and sink, moving the stove closer to the door and overhead fan, eliminated the hood since there is plenty of ventilation between the door, the MaxxFan and kitchen window.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:12 PM   #15
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We find the fan noisy, but effective. if we stand outside when the the fan is in use, the force of the fan is impressive. We use it whenever the stove is in use to remove vapor, steam or otherwise. We clip the vent open whenever we are camping for an extra, rain-safe ventilation point.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:26 PM   #16
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If you're ever sitting sideways on the bench looking towards the counter and someone lifts the lid off a pot you'd never again debate whether to have a range vent or not. Better still, view it at night. The amount of steam is impressive and its nice to see most of it going out the vent. Who needs extra humidity in a trailer?

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:37 PM   #17
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That steam is also effective at setting off the smoke detector.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:10 PM   #18
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Personally, I would not be without one. Their primary function is to evacuate moisture, the bane of any trailer (or household). If you plan to cook inside very much at all, I would highly recommend it. If you have ever cleaned a range hood, you see all the gunk accumulated in it. Doing home renos for a living, I have torn out lots of old range hoods and their ducting, and I can tell you for certain, there is a huge buildup of grime over time. I certainly would not want that on the inside of my trailer, and definitely would not want to use the Maxx Fan to vent it, getting it all grime covered, along with the ceiling along the way.

If you rarely cook inside, it might not be so bad to delete it.

I went the route of not getting one installed as I was thinking of building one and using the SAM-1 upgrade kit. After lots of deliberation, I decided to forgo building one, and go with the sleeker look of a stainless steel one. I liked the Ventline model more than the Heng Escape uses, so bought one and installed the SAM-1 fan. I will be cutting the hole in the trailer and installing it very soon here.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:05 PM   #19
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I liked the Ventline model more than the Heng Escape uses, so bought one and installed the SAM-1 fan. I will be cutting the hole in the trailer and installing it very soon here.
I think that's a good call Jim. Making a stainless range hood is doable, but a hassle. I too like the look of the Ventline vs the Heng. One other advantage - since the SAM-1 is made for the Ventline, no modifications are needed for the wiring or the wiring cover. Plug and play.

I can tell you, once you've used the SAM-1 fan while cooking, you're going to be impressed. Whisper quiet and really moves the air.



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Old 05-12-2017, 11:27 PM   #20
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I think that's a good call Jim. Making a stainless range hood is doable, but a hassle. I too like the look of the Ventline vs the Heng. One other advantage - since the SAM-1 is made for the Ventline, no modifications are needed for the wiring or the wiring cover. Plug and play.

I can tell you, once you've used the SAM-1 fan while cooking, you're going to be impressed. Whisper quiet and really moves the air.



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I am having to separate some spot welds, the ones that holds the 3x10 boot on. No need to cut that big of hole in the shell.

I did get one can installed today, maybe another tomorrow. Or a backsplash, or.......
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