Originally Posted by eddiecross
Mine has no mesh screen and I have a bit of chain in the cupboard but no idea what it fixes to, to keep open. if you have any time would you mind just sending an image or two of these so I know how to fix mine up.
I was also wondering where my fan was, because I do have wires in my cabinet! There appears to be a hole in the hood with a "plastic button plug" and most likely related to the one in the side of the housing (in the cabinet) where the fan and motor would (??) have been. I think it was for the switch. I don't think I ever had a fan mounted either, but the wiring is in place for it. Go figure why some are different.
I'm pretty sure the chain in the cabinet is suppose to be longer and extend down through the keyhole shaped hole. It is designed to keep the flap closed when the vent is not needed (pull down on the chain and slide it into the narrow area of the slot to hold it in place).
Since none of you have a fan, and it seems it was an optional feature, I am not going to waste any more time and resources trying to find a replacement for mine. I plan on replacing the trailer's ceiling vent with a Fantastic Fan anyway, and that should take care of any cooking mishaps. I will however do something about the hood's deplorable appearance and I am thinking of using this product on the exposed area http://www.liquidstainlesssteel.com/index2.html
. Certainly not an original look! But with such limited storage space in the kitchen I'm thinking of optimizing by using some magnetic options.
First, I need to worry about my entire kitchen falling through the rotted floor before I take on the hood!