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Old 09-12-2003, 06:47 AM   #1
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Stove Vent Assembly

The PO had disassembled the vent assembly above the stove. There is the pannel 2 actuation cables and wiring for the fan. Does anyone have pics or can tell me the proper way to reinstall this on a 74 Arogsy?

The PO had pulled everything and taped down the exharust flap so there was more storage in the overhead compartment. I would like to get the exhaust fan working again.
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Please help me too! My vent fan has not been disassembled, however, it appears the cable(s) is jammed or something like that? No clue where to begin!
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:51 AM   #3
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Please help me too! My vent fan has not been disassembled, however, it appears the cable(s) is jammed or something like that? No clue where to begin!
If you are not planning to remove for repair, start by spraying WD-40 on the linkages.
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Maybe, I should better explain the situation... 1976 Sovereign - 31 ft. Stove vent handle is located on the control panel thingie. It *was* stuck, but if I remember correctly, after playing repair gal, it now opens the exterior cover, but that is it! What should I remove to repair?
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Mary,

Sorry, but I can not figure out what is broke

Is the issue a jammed door or non-spinning fan motor?

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Old 08-25-2004, 10:09 PM   #6
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Another bad cover

I am also having trouble with my vent cover. It will not open and I don't know how to access the cables or levers or whatever moves the vent. Help!! I need someone to explain how this system works. Thanks, Shelby
PS It is a 1974 Tradewind.
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I am also having trouble with my vent cover. It will not open and I don't know how to access the cables or levers or whatever moves the vent. Help!! I need someone to explain how this system works.
There should be a lever in the cabinet over the range. The lever may need to be pulled down before being pushed to the side to go in the slot. There is a small catch that holds the lever down. Once you have the lever in the slot, lift gently. If it will not move you may need a new cable. Inland has them. It is like the cable that is used on a lawn mower throttle. Once you move the arm up more than half way the fan should come on. There is a micro switch that the arm contacts. In an Argosy there is normally a separate knob for the fan.

If you need to replace the cable start by removing the grease screen off the underside of the cabinet. It will help for access and seeing where the wire connects. It will need to be attached to the vent lid from the outside. The control panel may need to be removed from the inside to get to the inner end of the cable.
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Old 09-02-2004, 11:36 AM   #8
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Unhappy Stove Vent Fan

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The PO had disassembled the vent assembly above the stove. There is the pannel 2 actuation cables and wiring for the fan. Does anyone have pics or can tell me the proper way to reinstall this on a 74 Arogsy?

The PO had pulled everything and taped down the exharust flap so there was more storage in the overhead compartment. I would like to get the exhaust fan working again.
I have the exact situation in my 64 TW. Do you think the fan could be replaced w/ a 12v computer fan and run a sheet metal duct to the vent to get it operational? I say this cause I haven't been able to find anything (yet) as to what the original configuration looked like nor any after market solutions, except full range hoods but no reference to individual replacement fans.
The other question is, are these fans really effective? Any active cookin' campers out there that rely on this feature?
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I have the exact situation in my 64 TW. Do you think the fan could be replaced w/ a 12v computer fan ..? ...The other question is, are these fans really effective? Any active cookin' campers out there that rely on this feature?
A 12 volt computer fan will probably not stand up to the grease load an exhaust hood fan normally sees.

I also wondered about how effective they were, and was anxious to test it on the maiden voyage of my fully functional Overlander. Although the fan is a bit noisy, I went outside and could definitely feel air from the vent, and smell what was cooking inside.

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Old 09-02-2004, 12:27 PM   #10
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The same fan from your ceiling vent is the same one used in the stove hood vent.

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Old 09-02-2004, 12:35 PM   #11
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Too wimpy!

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A 12 volt computer fan will probably not stand up to the grease load an exhaust hood fan normally sees.

I also wondered about how effective they were, and was anxious to test it on the maiden voyage of my fully functional Overlander. Although the fan is a bit noisy, I went outside and could definitely feel air from the vent, and smell what was cooking inside.

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I thought that may be the case, I was just hopeful for an inexpense fix. And what your saying is, is that it works. Is your fan stock? Are you aware of a replacement assembly?
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Old 09-02-2004, 12:41 PM   #12
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The same fan from your ceiling vent is the same one used in the stove hood vent.

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Wow, that's huge!
So are we talking about using a roof vent fan assembly without the dome and operator to restore? And then just fashion ductwork to the outside vent?
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...And what your saying is that it works. Is your fan stock? Are you aware of a replacement assembly?
Yes, it worked well enough to use it. However, what caught my attention more about cooking was the amount of heat generated by cooking biscuit in the oven. Makes sense though if you think about the interior's size.

My exhaust hood, fan, and blade are all stock. I am not aware of replacement assemblies, but AYSTRM2 posted good information about the motor above this post. InlandRV & Grainger both sell the motor.

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Yeah, the fan is attached to metal strips that run across the inside of the vent. Held in place with two screws.

And Tom, what is the Grainger part #? I need a new motor!

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... And Tom, what is the Grainger part #? I need a new motor!
Strange, I could have sworn I got the part number from this forum I had planned to point you to a good thread discussing the installation.

Anyways, Grainger's motor is reversible, and taller than the stock motor. However, the mounting characteristics & shaft size are the same. Minor mods may be necessary.

Grainger wants $23.19 for part number 2M197.

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Strange, I could have sworn I got the part number from this forum I had planned to point you to a good thread discussing the installation.

Anyways, Grainger's motor is reversible, and taller than the stock motor. However, the mounting characteristics & shaft size are the same. Minor mods may be necessary.

Grainger wants $23.19 for part number 2M197.

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Thanks for the treasure! Great double team effort.
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Very cool! We are considering putting in Fantastic Vents and thus would have a motor left over, but I had been wanting that info in my back pocket just in case! Thanks, Tom

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Ok, an update. No Fantastic fans yet, but we still needed a hood vent motor. I was going to try Grainger, but the motor looks a little big, and they don't sell to the general public - well maybe they might but it seemed a little shady. I then checked on eBay to see what I could find, and you know what?? Someone was selling a school bus defroster fan, and it looked just like the old motor. So I bought it, and it's identical in appearance, size, shape and attachments. I have not installed it, just got it last night but I will drop back in and tell how it went.

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OK, so I now have the motor working properly... When any motor doesnt work check the ground :-). But now I need to replace the cable that controlls the exterior cover. There were 2 cables with the trailer but I think they do not belong with this trailer. I may need to check with Andy and find out how much a new cable is and how it installs through the fan housing.


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Old 08-16-2005, 07:42 AM   #20
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Mine was just that ball chain they use on the ceiling fans in your house. Except bigger. Balls that is.
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