Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-04-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1974 25' Tradewind
greenville , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 15
Stove vent fan door

Hi All,

I have a 74 trade wind and will start cooking and such soon in it. The exhaust fan works, how ever the hatch was sealed shut with some grey sealant that was also used liberally at other places by the PO. Is there a shroud that should be in place over this hatch? or does it seal by it self when closed? I don't want to break the seal if there are more parts to install in order to keep the water out. I did not notice any extra rivets in the area that would indicate another piece had been installed.



honez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2008, 04:48 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
72 tradewind's Avatar
1972 25' Tradewind
spring , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 99
Images: 8
Hi honez, My 72 had a water leak from the exhaust fan also. I resealed the exhaust fan vent on the roof to fix it. I think your P.O. sealed it to cure a leak. As far as a shroud, I dont know. Mine turns on by moving the lever which opens the vent door which operates a micro switch. The vent door is covered by a "metal screen/filter". How does yours turn on? I ask because yours may operate differently as mine only works by opening the vent.

72 tradewind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2008, 05:16 AM   #3
Site Team
azflycaster's Avatar
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,036
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
My 75 operates the same way. A lever on the panel opens the flap door and a switch turns the fan motor on. I also had a leak in mine. It was where the tube that the motor is mounted to the side of the trailer. I resealed the tube and it solved the problem.


WBCCI President 2016-2017
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2008, 10:56 AM   #4
1 Rivet Member
1974 25' Tradewind
greenville , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 15
Thanks for the reply,
Mine turns on with the lever and a cable opens the door (hich is sealed shut now). I guess I'll break the seal and see if it leaks. How did you all repair your leaks at the vent?

honez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2008, 11:43 AM   #5
Rivet Master
Melody Ranch's Avatar

1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,929
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
It was sealed for a reason

It will leak if you break that seal. Look for previous damage and you can see why the PO sealed it up. I sealed mine ,put on a scab patch, polished it out and use the Fan-tastic fan as my exhust port. It works great and no leaks at all.
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2008, 08:25 PM   #6
1 Rivet Member
1974 25' Tradewind
greenville , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 15
cant I fix it??

Originally Posted by Melody Ranch
Look for previous damage and you can see why the PO sealed it up.
I can find no evidence of water intrusion in the fan duct or behind the stove. Any ideas? I have plenty of other leaks to hunt down in the front, so I dont need another. I do however need an exhaust fan.

honez is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stove vent cover Zed2 Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 4 01-28-2007 01:12 PM
Stove Exhaust Vent GreatPumpkin General Interior Topics 7 05-02-2006 10:52 PM
Stove vent hood Rob30044 Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 3 08-27-2005 02:24 PM
Removing the stove vent fan in an Excella nickcrowhurst Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 0 03-03-2005 12:33 PM
stove vent installation Martha Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 4 02-20-2003 08:18 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.