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Old 10-28-2007, 03:57 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with a flapping range hood vent door? We have a 2004 Adventurer 38R. The vent door for the range exhaust flaps in the slightest wind. It isn't all that loud but it is annoying. Is there a spring that is supposed to keep the door closed when the exhaust fan is off? I haven't taken it apart yet to see what is supposed to keep it shut, I thought I would ask the "pro's" first.

Thanks in advance for any help solving this annoying problem.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:57 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any experience with a flapping range hood vent door? We have a 2004 Adventurer 38R. The vent door for the range exhaust flaps in the slightest wind. It isn't all that loud but it is annoying. Is there a spring that is supposed to keep the door closed when the exhaust fan is off? I haven't taken it apart yet to see what is supposed to keep it shut, I thought I would ask the "pro's" first.

Thanks in advance for any help solving this annoying problem.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:20 AM   #3
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I believe ours just hangs there. Some people will shove a little foam up there to force the flapper closed, but that's a hassle. Ours doesn't make any noise, or if it does, we are used to it
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:33 AM   #4
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I modified mine by sticking spots of velcro on the flap and the casing below the flap using the same sex? velcro. I cut a piece of bridging velcro (Other sex) to fit across the two spots locking the flap. To use the flap, I peel the bridge off and leave it stuck to the lower spot.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
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Paul;

I also have a 38R and I do not hear mine flap even when it's windy. It may be flapping but it's quiet.

Maybe there's a foam seal on the flapper that muffles the noise. If there's foam that would act as a bumper. Possibly your foam has deteriorated.

I'll check mine and get back to you.

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Old 10-29-2007, 03:35 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. For now I have taped it shut. I like the velcro idea. When I looked at mine it is just a door that swings open and closed. I tried adding a weight to it to see if that would hold it shut, all it did was make it swing open and shut "louder"
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:24 AM   #7
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Mine made constant noises while travelling so I took a WD40 cap and wedged it in the outside opening. Of course the vent now stays open but doesn't seem to present any problems and is certainly quiet.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:21 AM   #8
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Ours flaps, but we don't hear it, and ours (like TomN's) also has foam seal on the base, so when the flap hits it, it is quiet.

We've had 9 different RV's the past 27 years, and this vent design is defenately the most quiet.
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You should have 2 little turn tabs on the bottom on each side to turn that keep it closed.
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:10 AM   #10
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The vent type that Winnebago uses doesn't have any tabs to keep it closed. Ours is so high up - about 10 ft - that turning tabs would be a real pain in the butt.

I've had to jam it open with foam and then I usually leave it open. But when there's a real cold wind, then I have to jam it closed --- and remember to open it when we need to do some cooking.
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:29 AM   #11
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I was just in some wind last weekend. The flapper definitely makes some noise. Not enough for me to tackle it , but it was enough for me to notice. It hasn't been bad before, so I think it depends on which way the wind is blowing.'
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:43 AM   #12
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We noticed that noise right after we took delivery. I muffled it with a strip of foam insulation. I think it's made to insulate around door jambs. It's about 1/8" thick and about 3/8" wide with peel-n-stick on one side. I stuck it to the lower part of the flapper door on the side that makes contact with the sidewall. It's been on there over 3 years and no more noise. It still flaps when it wants to, but doesn't make any noise...
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:39 PM   #13
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Same problem on our Sightseer, I cut some foam from a swimming noodle and shoved it in to close it. I haven't pulled it out since. I installed a TurboMaxx fan which does a much better job of drawing any cooking smells out anyway. I like the idea of leaving it open though.
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Sounds like you don't even need that vent.
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