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Old 09-20-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Vent hood flap

So if you drive home with 70 km/hr crosswinds and forget to do up the little dogs on the vent hood flap, it will not be there when you get home.

And the nice people at Escape will send you a new one for $15.

Don't ask how I know these things.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:45 PM   #2
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So if you drive home with 70 km/hr crosswinds and forget to do up the little dogs on the vent hood flap, it will not be there when you get home.

And the nice people at Escape will send you a new one for $15.

Don't ask how I know these things.
And then there are those of us who discover that the flap is secured down after we have cooked a couple of times. Loren
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:22 PM   #3
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Go camp together!!!!! Problem solved!
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I remembered to open the vent flap for the first time, last trip. And then, I forgot to fasten it before moving to the next campsite.
Imagine my surprise when I remembered the flap and found that the the tabs to hold it closed hadn't fallen out somewhere on the road.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:25 AM   #5
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Could be why we still pin ours open with a bright clothes pin as a reminder when packing up to close and lock it. We used to do that when the fan didn't have enough moxie to push the flap open. After I modified it it can open the flap but we still use the clothes pin as a reminder to lock it.

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Old 09-21-2016, 07:19 AM   #6
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The one on our temp trailer has one of the wee plastic hinges broken off. I can still latch it closed, but need to hold it open to use it.

It would be nice if they all used an inside control for opening the vent, like the FOP SAM-1 range hood upgrade kit does.
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Go camp together!!!!! Problem solved!
Reminds me of a Jack Spratt ditty
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:58 AM   #8
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Do you think ETI would be willing to install this upgrade when they build a trailer?
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Do you think ETI would be willing to install this upgrade when they build a trailer?
Short answer is no. The Sam-1 is a retrofit of the existing hood involving cutting out the stock fan and adding a squirrel cage high cfm fan and integrated led light strip. The exhaust vent change out is completely optional. I have the kit but haven't had the time to do the conversion yet.

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I have the kit but haven't had the time to do the conversion yet.
Yet you have time for this incessant rambling.

Oh wait, maybe that's me.

I am still seriously considering customizing this unit into my cabinetry. Everything about it (other than the cost) seems so much better than those stock hood fans.
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