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Old 06-25-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question on Stove exhaust vent

l recently purchased a 3450TS Big Country. On my former Cougar, I had to manually close the outside vent before travel to prevent it flapping in the wind. Question: Is the vent closing automatic or must I physically do something to close the vent before traveling. I cannot find anything in the manual and the service dept at the selling agent cannot answer the question. Help!
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I suggest you have someone stand outside observing vent cover when you turn on the fan. Does it open slowly, like motor driven or just opens by air flow? If air flow opens it, does it close when fan is turned off?
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Most of them have small plastic tabs that can lock the flapper shut if you so desire. Only uses I've seen for them are to either make you think the vent doesn't work or to keep bugs out (possibly) while in storage. On our Montana, the vent is so high, we just leave it unlocked.
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