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Old 06-27-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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We are currently working on our build sheet for a 19. Thoughts concerning having or not having a range hood. Anyone wish they didn't get it or decided not to get it but in hindsight wished they had. Decisions, decisions. Thanks a million.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:32 PM   #2
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Didn't get one in this trailer. In the last one the vent broke 3 times, the fan was too noisy and very low power, and the light was subpar. After talking it over with folks here I've determined the vent is better in the Escape so that should not be an issue.

If you plan on cooking indoors a lot then it might be a good thing to have just for venting purposes. For us the Maxxfan is more then sufficient.

We're good not having it. Gave me a place to put up the paper towel rack.
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We have it and I am glad; but, we live in Texas, where it is "summertime" for at least six months of the year. I cook outside or use the mickeywave as much as possible, but the other day I needed to heat something on the stove and the vent hood fan helped! (We were at Davis Mtns SP, in far western Texas, with afternoon temps of 95F.) YMMV. You may not camp in the same kind of weather we sometimes do.
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Have, use it- especially during rainy weather. Helps shed moisture.
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We didn't get it and have an extra Led light in it's place. We use "waterless" cookware with low heat and the max fan is more than sufficient for us. We love the clean look and not having to deal with an outside vent. Glade omitted it!
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We are currently working on our build sheet for a 19. Thoughts concerning having or not having a range hood. Anyone wish they didn't get it or decided not to get it but in hindsight wished they had. Decisions, decisions. Thanks a million.
Do you use the range hood when cooking at home?
We use ours when cooking in the trailer to get rid of moisture.

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We didn't get it and have an extra Led light in it's place. We use "waterless" cookware with low heat and the max fan is more than sufficient for us. We love the clean look and not having to deal with an outside vent. Glade omitted it!
What is "waterless" cookware?
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Boiling water will set off the smoke alarm.
So, I set the Maxxfan to exit.
We do little cooking inside and I rarely have opened the vent when setting up.
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What is "waterless" cookware?
Triple wall stainless cookware. I bought this set of Amway cookware for my mom in 1973. You add a little water to whatever meat (or fish, etc.) that you are cooking. When the lid starts "vibrating," you turn the heat down. We have used it in the trailer since we got it and it does a great job without adding a lot of moisture to the trailer.
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We are currently working on our build sheet for a 19. Thoughts concerning having or not having a range hood. Anyone wish they didn't get it or decided not to get it but in hindsight wished they had. Decisions, decisions. Thanks a million.
We got it, and really glad we did. The fan is noisy, but is very powerful. It pulls out all the moisture when cooking or boiling. I have been outside, by the vent when Debbie is boiling water and was surprised by the warmth and moistness of the exhaust.
We keep the vent open all the time when not in transit. It adds an extra and secure source of cross-venting for condensation.
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