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Old 03-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Does your range vent flap?

The vent for our power vent for the stove top and microwave/convection oven flaps when it is windy. Or last MH did too, both Winnebago. I am writing this only because it has been windy here so we have been listening to it.

Anyone else hearing the flapping, almost banging of their vent closure? Any fixes? I'm sure I could get out the step ladder and stuff something in it while the wind blows but then it would get forgotten.

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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I have little locking knobs on my vent outside for going down the road. Parked with vent unlocked I have never heard it flapping.

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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Go to an appliance repair shop and ask for some old refrigerator seal (strip) magnets. Glue one or two pieces to the vent frame and (watching the polarity) glue corresponding pieces to the flap. Vent will stay shut until the fan is turned on. Sometimes you may have to start the fan on high to release the magnets and then turn the fan back down. Worked for us...
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #4
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I removed my vent fan to access under the flap and installed a piece of neoprene self sticking weatherstrip that was cut to fit. Now the flap seals better and is not noisy when windy. A side benefit I found later was this fixed a small water leak I had when sideways rain occurred on that side of the RV. I also added a small rubber insulator under the range hood fan and it is much quieter now.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:03 PM   #5
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Great Ideas, thanks. Tomorrow (dark now) I will take a look to see which one might work for us. I forgot all about the noise while we were moving. Does the same thing.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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Previous coach had that flap - and it did flap around in the wind when parked or sometimes when driving. I had to go out in one thunderstorm and tape it down because rain was driving into it so hard it was leaking into the interior through the convection oven.

The current coach vents the oven inside. Nice when its cold and not so great in hot weather. But at least it never flaps.

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