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Old 02-23-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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Is a range hood absolutely necessary? We will be installing a new 3 burner cooktop (no oven - microwave instead). Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Is a range hood absolutely necessary? We will be installing a new 3 burner cooktop (no oven - microwave instead). Thanks.
It's the only way the excess heat can be eliminate, unless you don't mind it if the coach gets excessively hot.

Airstream would not have installed it unless it was absolutely necessary.

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Don't know why it would be. Although I don't know of anyone removing the range vent hood from their Airstream I do know that when I had my Casita several people removed theirs and had no problems. So don't know why it wouldn't work with an Airstream also.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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Is a range hood absolutely necessary?
Back when your Airstream was built, people cooked a lot more than they appear to do now.

I will never part with my range hood. We cook on the cooktop every trip, and the hood does a fine job of letting the rest of the campground know what meal we are about to enjoy. It also keeps the smoke detector from alerting.

If you do decide to remove it, you still have the hole in the skins to deal with.

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Old 02-23-2010, 03:56 PM   #5
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It's the only way the excess heat can be eliminate, unless you don't mind it if the coach gets excessively hot...
  1. Range hood
  2. Solardome
  3. forward powered vent
  4. aft powered vent

The range hood is the most convenient way of getting rid of cooktop aromas.

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Old 02-23-2010, 03:59 PM   #6
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  1. Range hood
  2. Solardome
  3. forward powered vent
  4. aft powered vent
How about open the windows or door.
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You're right, Lee

Ya know Lee, I almost posted those options. But I didn't because I run the AC in summer, and heat in the winter, and those options would not be something I would do.

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Ya know Lee, I almost posted those options. But I didn't because I run the AC in summer, and heat in the winter, and those options would not be something I would do.

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In the Pacific NW a good fan is about all you need in the summer. Sometimes a heater to take the edge off in the morning.

Sorry 67twinky, Off topic here. Keep the range hood if you can it does come in handy but you can live without one.
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Does anyone know if the range hood fan runs exclusively on 12v, or does it switch over to 110v, when hooked to shore power? The reason I ask is because ours always seemed to be weak, when we used it.
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Does anyone know if the range hood fan runs exclusively on 12v, or does it switch over to 110v, when hooked to shore power? The reason I ask is because ours always seemed to be weak, when we used it.
The fan should be 12 VDC. The fan could be gummed up and need a good cleaning.
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I'll bet 12 vdc across the board

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Does anyone know if the range hood fan runs exclusively on 12v, or does it switch over to 110v,
In 1967, the fan only ran on 12 volts.

I would be surprised if there was a 120 vac model for RVs.

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So when you raise the lever for the range hood a fan should come on? I guess the one in my Minuet is broken...it just raises the door on top. Best way to access to repair?
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Is a range hood absolutely necessary? We will be installing a new 3 burner cooktop (no oven - microwave instead). Thanks.
In 2 different Airstream going back to 1985 with countless meals prepared on the stove top (no oven) I never used the range hood vent in either the 1969 or 1976 A/S. Very noisy and didn't move much air. I have never had any problem with excess heat or cooking odors. In the summer the AC seems to keep the air moving and in fall the fantastic vent keeps the air moving. I removed the vent fan in my 1976 and increased my overhead storage.

Newer models may have improved systems

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On ours the lever comes down,opens the outside vent and the fan begins to run.
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