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Old 02-08-2015, 11:11 AM   #21
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I have to admit the outside vent is really cheesy. It's the standard in the RV industry. I know Casita manufacturing has changed to a different one, a tad bit larger and sleeker looking. I suppose when the time comes for a replacement I may give it a try. I wonder what Airstream uses? Metal perhaps? The next time I see an Airstream I'll check it out. Metal would be the UV solution.

This one is the one I think Casita started using now:

http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-50.../dp/B007HFX5NK

It's supposed to be made of a UV stable plastic that is guaranteed not to yellow. But, it is about 5 times more expensive than the "standard" one.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:27 AM   #22
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This one is the one I think Casita started using now:

http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-50.../dp/B007HFX5NK

It's supposed to be made of a UV stable plastic that is guaranteed not to yellow. But, it is about 5 times more expensive than the "standard" one.
It's a nicer look but a different size. I don't think many will want to cut a larger hole in the side of their trailer. If the yellowing is one's biggest concern a can of spray paint will brighten up the look.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:18 PM   #23
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We have one in our 19. Use it all the time. Quicker evacuation of "stuff" than the roof fan. Only downer is ours is made of stainless steel and isn't magnetic----can't use the ever-popular fridge magnets

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Old 02-08-2015, 12:28 PM   #24
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Had one in my 17b. I cook outside except when it's too cold, rainy, or windy, and those days I liked having the fan because I burn everything. Also, I would definitely add an opening window above the sink - it serves the same purpose, though not as efficiently, but it's really nice to be able to reach it while in bed to crack it and get a little air in. Without it, you have to open the big window above your head. The little window gives you just the right amount of air.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:58 PM   #25
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While I also do most of my cooking outdoors, I still use the range hood the few times I cook inside, and find it invaluable to prevent setting off the smoke alarm when toasting a bagel or English muffin. I did change the lamp to an LED.
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:10 PM   #26
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Hmmmm...... Jon do the LEDs fit into that range hood socket better than the standard bulbs ?
The standard bulb in ours has always been a bit loose fitting and consequently we have gone through quite a few bulbs .
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:55 PM   #27
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The bulbs are the wedge type and I turned my socket down for more light, never had the bulb come out, make sure it is wedged into the socket. You may want to turn your socket up if the issue persists.
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:11 PM   #28
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We bought our 19 used. It came without a hood, but the sink and stove top were switched. The stove is closest to the door and closest to the ceiling fan. Seems to work well for us.

This is a similar set up to our Shasta which has no hood with the stove near the roof fan. We've used it for extended trips without problem. But, we tend to travel where the humidity is low.
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:14 PM   #29
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I switched my sink and stove in my 19 without a hood as it would have created a hazard for one's head near the door, plus the opening kitchen window with the maxfan took care of the issue. But once the awning window disappeared so did the ideal set up, so back to the hood in the rear position in the 21'.
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:42 PM   #30
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Had it in the Casita for 7 years and never used anything but the light. Don't have it in the Escape and love not having it, never missed it and have better light in the kitchen.
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