Half size range hood? ?? - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-13-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,470
Half size range hood? ??

The stock range hood has gotten the most use in Lightning as a head bonger (ouch!)

Has anyone come across a half depth (~6") hood with fan? Maybe the marine guys?


Tempted to delete on next build regardless, whenever that is. Just asking for now.
__________________

BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 01:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 14,314
I plan on not having one in my build, but installing one later. No way would I go without, should we actually cook inside.

Lots of nicer hoods available outside of North America.

This one forum Australia looks good, and they will ship.
Camec Range Hood 12 Volt 2-Speed with LED Down Lights - Camec Official Store: RV and Caravan Accessories

Dometic has a couple solutions too.
Cooker hoods | Product Categories | Dometic United Kingdom

I like the idea of the fan on the roof, as that would be WAY quieter.
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 02:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: kootenays, British Columbia
Trailer: 2013 17b
Posts: 175
On the Casita forums you will find many posts where people have either removed the range hood completely and added various vents, computer fans etc or some people have cut down the vent hood to a more compact size and reinstalled. I am presuming the vent hoods would be somewhat similar and it may give you some ideas.
kootenaigirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 05:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Greggo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Solvang, California
Trailer: 2016 21' Escape (usetaowna a 19, a Burro and 2 Casitas)
Posts: 809
We did without. Don't miss it. Light cooking inside, the smelly/greasy stuff cooks outside.
Greggo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 06:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 14,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greggo View Post
We did without. Don't miss it. Light cooking inside, the smelly/greasy stuff cooks outside.
Easy enough to add later, if wanted. I bet if there were some more readily available that were sleeker, and not as bulky, they would be a bit sell. The biggest thing we use it for, is to remove moisture, and avoid condensation issues. Nice to draw it off straight above the stove.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 06:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,911
The whistle on my tea kettle doesn't work well. I rely on the smoke detector to tell me the water is boiling.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 06:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
You never need to test it.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2015, 12:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
NW Cat Owner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seatac, Washington
Trailer: "The Trailer", 2nd Gen 21' & a 2017 Tundra CrewMax in Blazing Blue Pearl
Posts: 2,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Lots of nicer hoods available outside of North America.

Dometic has a couple solutions too.
Cooker hoods | Product Categories | Dometic United Kingdom
Well, I like the looks of these! I really like how they don't stick out so one's head won't be banging into the edge all the time. I see that I can get it from Amazon UK! Hum, something to think about.

These are the measurements: 28 x 40 x 5.6 cm - would they fit under the cabinet on the 21 footer? Thanks
__________________
Laura, Dirk and Spike & Sam & Jasper (the cats)
www.UnderKittySupervision.com
My blog: https://www.underkittysupervision.co...upervisioncom/
NW Cat Owner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 02:28 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,470
Posting here for archiving from other thread:

CK 500 Range Hood - Dometic Corp


Please let it be a plug 'n play mod.
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 03:14 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
AK snowbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Southcentral & Mt Baker foothills, Alaska
Trailer: 2014 5.0 TA
Posts: 422
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCnomad View Post
Posting here for archiving from other thread:

CK 500 Range Hood - Dometic Corp


Please let it be a plug 'n play mod.
Thanks Bruce and Jim, (from the other thread). I really, really like that.

We consider the stove vent and the oven two of the most important items on our trailer.
We cook, we cook a lot. We do the majority of our cooking on a coleman stove and weber grill outside, weather and season permitting. But when the weather is bad or pulling over for a hot lunch on a long travel day they are sure nice to have. Scott

Scott, Lori and Fritz the Schnauzer
Friends don’t let friends eat farmed salmon
AK snowbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 03:25 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 12,066
Thanks for the links, everyone.

It's interesting that the Dometic CK 500 newly offered in North America is not the same model as anything offered by the Dometic UK site. I don't know what it costs, but I'm sure it's expensive, and I hope it isn't the 200+ UK Pounds (C$400+, US$300+) of the CK 400 from amazon.co.uk

The CK 500 is larger in both horizontal dimensions than the CK 400:
20.86 x 11.96 x 2.36 in (530 x 304 x 60 mm)
versus 400 x 280 x 56 mm for the CK 400.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 06:32 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 5,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by NW Cat Owner View Post
really like how they don't stick out so one's head won't be banging into the edge all the time.
This comment, and there have been other similar ones, leaves me shaking my head and, no, I don't bang it on the range hood. I've actually stood in front of it, put my hand on the back wall, moved my head around and never come close to hitting my head on it.

Well, different strokes for different folks I guess.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 06:39 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Patandlinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ventura County, California
Trailer: 2013 19 Escape
Posts: 5,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron in BC View Post
This comment, and there have been other similar ones, leaves me shaking my head and, no, I don't bang it on the range hood. I've actually stood in front of it, put my hand on the back wall, moved my head around and never come close to hitting my head on it.

Well, different strokes for different folks I guess.

Ron
I don't get that either . Pat
Patandlinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 06:44 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Greggo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Solvang, California
Trailer: 2016 21' Escape (usetaowna a 19, a Burro and 2 Casitas)
Posts: 809
We get a little more deliberative in the winter. Talking about camping is almost as good as the real thing.
__________________
Some who wander are not lost...
Greggo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 06:50 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,470
Not all of us have a pterodactyl sized wing span.
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:09 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 5,018
To clarify, because the comment about people banging their heads on the range fan has come up before.

Neither myself nor my wife, who are different heights, have ever banged our heads on the range hood. When I read the first of many comments made about banging one's head on the range hood and never having come close to doing that myself I thought "It must be when they're reaching for something at the back of the stove." So that's why I tried reaching across the stove to the side wall and seeing if my head hit the range hood. Nope, not even close. So I really don't think it's a good reason not to get one.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:18 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Just to repeat, children's stores and departments sell various kinds of pads for that. There are several places in the trailers where that might be a problem. Escape did round the corners on the newer ones so that is a big improvement.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:18 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 14,314
I am 6'-0" (though don't think this is really a factor) and have never hit my head either. Plus, our cooktop and range hood were on the left (door) side of the galley, and it was more prominent there.

I think for most it is more about the visual of it.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:20 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,470
I'll send you my ice pack bill.
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:23 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
AK snowbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Southcentral & Mt Baker foothills, Alaska
Trailer: 2014 5.0 TA
Posts: 422
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
I am 6'-0" (though don't think this is really a factor) and have never hit my head either. Plus, our cooktop and range hood were on the left (door) side of the galley, and it was more prominent there.

I think for most it is more about the visual of it.

That's it. I like the looks of it and having brighter light would be nice. Having a stove vent is a must for us. Scott

Scott, Lori and dog.

Friends don't let friends eat farmed salmon
__________________

AK snowbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×