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Old 08-26-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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Jensen range hood fan: How does it work?

I was looking at the exhaust fan over the stove and when I went outside, I couldn't find an outside vent. When I switched it on, it seems to blow the air back down on the range. Is that the way this fan is supposed to work? The fan hood says Jensen by Elixir.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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The newer TT's don't have an exhaust vent. There should be a filter to trap the grease which you clean periodically. Yes, the filtered air returns to the range area.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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Thanks, I thought that might be the case but I wanted to be sure just in case something was wrong. You can tell how many times I've used the fan....never!
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
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That's how it works, unfortunately.

I was told at the Sunline factory that Sunline owners complained about rain and snow getting into the coach via the outside air vent. That was their reasoning. My reasoning is that it was cheaper to not cut a hole for the exhaust.

In my TT 2753, I was told to open the window over the sink and turn the fan on (which is now switched) in the bathroom to exhaust steam and odors. This is very inefficient and is a worthless way to try to get the steam and odors out as the bathroom fan is not large enough to be effective.

Solution: Install a new vented hood or install a more effective fan.

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Old 08-28-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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Rich,

I tend to think that you're right, it is cheaper to use the recirculating fan! I can't imagine how rain is going to come into a side vented exhaust fan?

The standard equipment bathroom fan would not be able to clear the kitchen area very well. I do have a fantastic fan in the rear area and one in the bathroom, as well. I suppose that I could try to evacuate the steam/ smoke out either one but, as you suggest, it may not be efficient.

Well, I guess that I'll keep the cooking outside as much as possible.
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While I've never had a rain problem, my 270 did have the flapper break and part of it was completely gone. As a result, a bird made a nest in there and it was a mess. I replaced the whole piece but I would have to take it out anyway to clean it all up.

I really don't miss it. It's one less thing that will yellow. And, quite frankly, I haven't and don't plan on using it all that much. Rick, like you said, keep cooking outside! After all, that's one reason why we go camping, isn't it!

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Old 08-28-2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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While I've never had a rain problem, my 270 did have the flapper break and part of it was completely gone. As a result, a bird made a nest in there and it was a mess. I replaced the whole piece but I would have to take it out anyway to clean it all up.

I really don't miss it. It's one less thing that will yellow. And, quite frankly, I haven't and don't plan on using it all that much. Rick, like you said, keep cooking outside! After all, that's one reason why we go camping, isn't it!

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Jon,

Maybe there is something to why Sunline eliminated the outside vent!

Yes, camping IS about cooking out so I doubt that I'll miss the utility of the outside vent. My Weber Q can do anything the stove top can and more!
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Now we were told that people complained that they "hit" it while driving and it broke....that being the case - what do you think happened to the awning?
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When I asked about the mising range hood vent, LaRue told me it was deleted due to TOO many complaints about it leaking

I'm leaning towards it was deleted to shave some cost, No hole to cut, no vent to install & caulk= money saved
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When I asked about the mising range hood vent, LaRue told me it was deleted due to TOO many complaints about it leaking

I'm leaning towards it was deleted to shave some cost, No hole to cut, no vent to install & caulk= money saved
In the end, that is probably what it was all about!
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