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Old 04-22-2016, 08:18 PM   #41
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I've got the opposite problem!

Ours (SS) works fine with the fan but unless BOTH tabs are used to hold it down, it flaps in the wind at night and keeps me awake! It will rattle with one tab down enough to disturb me. I have had to get up a few times, get dressed (enough) and go outside to secure both tabs in the middle of the night.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:20 PM   #42
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I solved the problem long ago ( not that I knew I had one ). I cook outside.
I turn on the Maxxfan when boiling water for coffee ( keeps smoke alarm from going off ).
I'm more concerned about losing the pins that hold the flap closed.
Me too.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:03 PM   #43
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Good and check to see which category you're in with the interior re circulation vent.

Not the best configuration for the fan. It blows vertically at the nearby "roof" of the housing. I was thinking a more efficient setup would be two small computer type fans, side by side, mounted just inside the vent flap and blowing straight out.

How's that for fixing something that's only half broke.

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I just checked ours . Did not remove the filter or punch holes in charcoal . Took a piece of paper towel and it holds it up there just not very strong . I also removed blade and turned it around . Blew air down . Put it back the way it was originally . Question is the problem because the blades are not up a little inside and maybe that is why it makes a lot of noise ? What if like other fans cut a piece of aluminum to go around so if is making like a tunneling affect ? Do not want to use Maxfan when cooking and pull grease and such up to that fan and ceiling .mI have 2 times cleaned the max fan and it gets real dirty all by itself without using it for cooking . Pat
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:23 PM   #44
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Ok, this will muddy the waters further.
Just got back from storage and our stainless hood does not have the ominous hole that Ron taped over or some have covers on. We have a 2015 model that was completed in Nov 15. When I undo the tabs and go inside and turn on the fan it works as designed. Nice strong pull and flap completely open. You can also see right through the filter and it's quite permeable.
I'm wondering if Reace changed vendors somewhere recently on it.
Guess for the moment we don't have a dog in this hunt.

We cook outside as well and usually only do percolator coffee on the stove so it's not a feature I really have used much on past trailers.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:02 PM   #45
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Wanna trade? We cook a lot inside and do use ours.

Well that muddies the waters. Your sheet metal shape looks a little different. Maybe they changed not only that but the fan rating as well. Well, lucky you.

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Wanna trade? We cook a lot inside and do use ours.

Well that muddies the waters. Your sheet metal shape looks a little different. Maybe they changed not only that but the fan rating as well. Well, lucky you.

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Ron I want it first . Just kidding . Anyway I can't see through mine . Is there something else missing I wonder ? Pat
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Ron I want it first . Just kidding . Anyway I can't see through mine . Is there something else missing I wonder ? Pat
Looking at picture doesn't look like charcoal piece is in there . Mine is black . Going to check RV place in town tomorrow . Pat
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:01 AM   #48
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After reading through this thread, I'm glad we aren't getting the range hood. No fan, flap, or mosquito entryway to worry about when we pick up our 5.0 TA in July.
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What I did was used a little bit of old bicycle brake cable and sheath. I fixed the sheath near the vent opening with a small metal electrical clip. Ran the cable out of one of the little openings in the fan casing, made a loop in the cable and the little lead thingy that used to be in the brake handgrip now pushes the vent open from the inside.

We seldom use the range hood fan - the whine just annoys me. Rainy days cooking a steak - maxfan moves the greasy smoke outside quickly (with the air coming in the range vent). One guy's solution.
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What I did was used a little bit of old bicycle brake cable and sheath. I fixed the sheath near the vent opening with a small metal electrical clip. Ran the cable out of one of the little openings in the fan casing, made a loop in the cable and the little lead thingy that used to be in the brake handgrip now pushes the vent open from the inside.

We seldom use the range hood fan - the whine just annoys me. Rainy days cooking a steak - maxfan moves the greasy smoke outside quickly (with the air coming in the range vent). One guy's solution.
Interesting you came up with a nifty solution .That is same principle on my previous Class C . I guess to save money no longer . Just got back from our RV seller in town . Went in all trailers , motorhomes ,Class C 's and Class A 's . On some I found a metal plate covering hole that some of us have tape , nothing , or plastic . Some have no opening . Not one of the grease screens had a charcoal filter in them . All were just the aluminum screen . Found that fan blades do not spin below the opening as I suspected wasn't right . After I remove charcoal filter will figure out a mod to get fan a little higher in opening . Now I saved the best for last . Temps here today are about 75 . The frameless Hehr Windows , if you want some air from Windows , good luck . Not much . Sat in motorhome with sliders , nice breeze coming in Windows . If it was me I would before I get these Windows go check them and sit in RV's with them to see if you will be happy . Also the seal looked a little wimpy and the hardware to open and close you hope doesn't come off , it looks to be glued to glass . I have had a rear view mirror come unglued and had to have it reglued to glass on my Nissan truck . Carry duck tape just in case . It would be prudent to check this out yourself without anyone telling you nay or yeah . Pat
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