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Old 02-08-2015, 04:37 PM   #31
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We too do the vast majority of cooking outside, BUT when we do cook inside, it gets used all the time, mostly to quickly evacuate the moisture.

I think that maybe in colder climates it might be more important.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:51 PM   #32
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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.
We are going to visit E.T.I. this coming week, do you think Reace would install this on our new build if we brought it to him? I like the looks of this much better than the standard vent.
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:01 PM   #33
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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 .
I replaced mine with a Hong Kong $2.00 panel LED. Came with adapters to the different types of sockets.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:21 AM   #34
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Thanks .....we'll look for those . We do use that light a lot .
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:35 AM   #35
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While we would prefer not to have one, we do use it. Don't forget it also provides some fire protection. I have been know to create what Dave calls '5 alarm recipes' on the stovetop while experimenting with different 'camping' recipes

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Old 02-09-2015, 02:59 PM   #36
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Don't have one, don't miss it. We are, however, very unusual in that we have never used the stove in the trailer. We use a camp stove outside, always. If the weather is bad enough to prevent using the stove outside, we use the microwave or toaster oven inside. We had a Casita for eight years and never used the range hood, except as a light. We really like the more open feel of the kitchen area without the range hood.
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We have a range hood and use it when we cook inside -- which happens when it is rainy or cold weather. We like it for transporting the moisture outside. We have had the occasional "smoky" experience, and it is nice to have a range hood to help evacuate the smoke and odors outside.

I understand the attraction of omitting the range hood, but it would not be my choice.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:38 PM   #38
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I'm going to assume most of us have a range hood in our sticks 'n bricks homes. Have you ever cleaned it? OMG, I have, greasy sticky mess. I eat the same foods when camping as I do at home. I gave up eating hot dogs and s'mores with the tent. I'm grateful that greasy stuff isn't stuck to the bottom of the kitchen cabinets or along the ceiling of Ten Forward. YMMV
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:08 PM   #39
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I'm going to assume most of us have a range hood in our sticks 'n bricks homes. Have you ever cleaned it? OMG,
It is code in homes now to have a range hood. Like the bath fan, its main purpose is to vent out moisture to protect the dwelling, and removing odours is just a bonus. But I agree, as little as we have cooked in our trailer, the mesh filter has collected some grease, something I sure wouldn't want on my ceiling fan.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:28 PM   #40
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I'm grateful that greasy stuff isn't stuck to the bottom of the kitchen cabinets or along the ceiling of Ten Forward. YMMV
I think that's pretty much the bottom line for this discussion except for those folks who never ever cook in their trailers or don't mind wiping grease and crude from their fantastic fan blades

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