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Old 07-02-2016, 09:15 AM   #81
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My sentiments exactly! Replacing the dim incandescent bulb with an LED did wonders.

It does make it brighter Chuck, and we replaced ours probably our first night out with the trailer.

But, it does nothing to address the noise and insufficient fan for venting cooking odors and steam. That's what a range hood is supposed to do.


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Old 07-02-2016, 11:44 AM   #82
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It does make it brighter Chuck, and we replaced ours probably our first night out with the trailer.

But, it does nothing to address the noise and insufficient fan for venting cooking odors and steam. That's what a range hood is supposed to do.


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Robert if your vent filter has the charcoal in the filter , it I very restrictive . I removed mine and the air movement is now very good .it will exhaust like it is supposed to outside. It will move the steam out . The screen will still trap . I just can't see spending hundreds on a trailer vent hood . Wish our engineer's here on the forum can come up with a fix like we did with our refrigerators . The one's out there are just too expensive and I think a rip off . My stainless Broan in my home didn't cost what they charge for RV vents . Just my thought . Pat
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It does make it brighter Chuck, and we replaced ours probably our first night out with the trailer.

But, it does nothing to address the noise and insufficient fan for venting cooking odors and steam. That's what a range hood is supposed to do.


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Robert,
I put in one of these and the vent works great:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Robert if your vent filter has the charcoal in the filter , it is very restrictive. I removed mine and the air movement is now very good.
That's true. But, I've found that even with the charcoal mat removed, the airflow isn't really sufficient for all that noise.

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I just can't see spending hundreds on a trailer vent hood.
True, but everyone has their own idea of what's excessive. Used to tent camp. Now that I'm in a position to get nicer things, I don't mind spending a little more for a well made or engineered product.

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Robert, I put in one of these and the vent works great:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Yes, they're less restrictive. We have one. But, again, I still think the performance of the hood isn't very good. The retrofit kit I ordered should change that, as well as reducing the noise, give me 3 levels of light, and 3 fan speeds. Worth it to me, but again, it's just an opinion.
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That's true. But, I've found that even with the charcoal mat removed, the airflow isn't really sufficient for all that noise.



True, but everyone has their own idea of what's excessive. Used to tent camp. Now that I'm in a position to get nicer things, I don't mind spending a little more for a well made or engineered product.



Yes, they're less restrictive. We have one. But, again, I still think the performance of the hood isn't very good. The retrofit kit I ordered should change that, as well as reducing the noise, give me 3 levels of light, and 3 fan speeds. Worth it to me, but again, it's just an opinion.
I forgot Robert I also moved the fan I think it was up on top where it attaches .That maybe helped too . Pat
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Mines actually pretty good. Maybe just a bit noisy but not horrible since it doesn't run much not really an issue. There was no filter in ours, so maybe Reace started removing them. Airflow is pretty good and definitely blows the flap open. Wouldn't be an area I personally would want any change at the present.
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I ordered one of the retrofit kits and will post how the install goes.
I just got done this morning installing the Fabulous Operating Products SAM-1 hood retrofit kit. Quite a bit of work since I started with a recirculating hood, but it came out very well. All I can say is the 3 speed fan, two level LED and internal slide damper are spectacular. It moves a lot of air at very reasonable noise levels. The product is very well made and I highly recommend for someone that doesn't mind a small project with huge benefits. I will post a few pics and some airflow data when I have a chance.
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I just got done this morning installing the Fabulous Operating Products SAM-1 hood retrofit kit. Quite a bit of work since I started with a recirculating hood, but it came out very well. All I can say is the 3 speed fan, two level LED and internal slide damper are spectacular. It moves a lot of air at very reasonable noise levels. The product is very well made and I highly recommend for someone that doesn't mind a small project with huge benefits. I will post a few pics and some airflow data when I have a chance.
Thanks for reporting back. This certainly look like, and sounds like, a good unit.

I love the idea of the internal damper, and the better specs on the other features are bonus?

Looking forward to seeing your photos. Do you think it would be something good to retrofit into a custom made unit, for my custom cabinetry I am going to do?
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:38 PM   #90
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Do you think it would be something good to retrofit into a custom made unit, for my custom cabinetry I am going to do?
I think it is definitely possible. It appears the inlet of this could even be ducted if it was a remote mount. Might have to run the higher speeds to get the flow with increased pressure drop but it definitely seems capable. The switching would need to be figured out though because the current design relies on the hood mounted switches as on/off and you reach under onto the fan box for the 3 fan and 2 light settings. In other words if you wire direct to the pigtail on the SAM-1 you would have no off position.
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