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Old 05-09-2015, 07:27 AM   #1
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Microwave Vent to The Outside of Coach

After almost 14 years since the coach was newly delivered to the original owners and after owning the coach since 2003 I finally decided to vent the microwave to the outside where it SHOULD have been done from the beginning by Monaco (cheap ba$tard$).

While at Elite R&R in Harrisburg Oregon having some work done I had them install an outside vent that I had purchased from the Internet.

It was well worth the 3 hours of labor to remove the microwave, measure and cut the opening in the wall through 1.5 inches of plywood and fiberglass and then re-install the microwave.

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If you haven't done this already I highly recommend putting the project on your list.

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I've done it on two of our prior Sticks/Bricks homes but have been hesitant to do it on the MH with a fantastic fan nearby.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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Awesome! I've been wanting to do this to our Endeavor ever since we had to sacrifice the center vent-fan by putting in the center AC instead. Do you remember what brand/model vent you used (or where you got it)?

Does it have some type of locking- closure method? Had a wall-vent on another rv, and it didn't latch closed, just flip-flopped whenever the wind blew or going down the road... finally duct-taped it shut.
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I had ordered it from HERE. I chose the black so I didn't have to paint it to match my coach which is an added expense that I did not want to take on. There is enough black in the coach that it blends in.

I have also added another photo below which gives you a better perspective of the vent and where it is located. That slide you see is my entire kitchen except for the residential fridge located across and to the rear of my large salon slide.

There is no locking method for the flapper but truthfully it really doesn't need one as the flapper is way at the top and is well protected by the snap on cover.

It is a two piece device where you attach the main part of the vent with the flapper and the hood/cover snaps on over it which covers up all of the mounting screws.

It is one of the best that I could find on the Internet other than having a custom one made up which would be even MORE money.

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Old 05-09-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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very nice thanks for the part link
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Good job...
On our current (soon to be previous) 'upscale' 5er with the convection mw,
they installed an exhaust for you ! BUT, it was tabbed closed and no one ever told you about that little nugget...

Probably didn't matter in that on most of them the outlet did not line UP with the vent anyway

some owners reported near fires because of it when the mw would come on on it's own and warm up more than just the food !!!

We never had that issue because, as my wife likes to say, that kitchen 'stuff' like ovens, etc are just "decorative" !
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Thanks for the info, Dr4Film.
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That looks very nice indeed.
I do have to ask about the concern for venting a microwave?
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It's the Dr's thread, but imho...
If it's just a mw, no problem, if it's a convection mw - then it's a problem to not be vented
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It's the Dr's thread, but imho...
If it's just a mw, no problem, if it's a convection mw - then it's a problem to not be vented
Well, often the microwave is also the vent-a-hood for the stove and if not vented it typically blows back into your face and into the rig. In that case I think outside venting would be nice. It also might be a bit quieter.
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That looks very nice indeed.
I do have to ask about the concern for venting a microwave?
The microwave itself does not need to be vented however the very bottom part is a range hood which will vent any cooking done on the cook-top.

In the past everything was sucked up through two grease catchers and vented out the front. Depending on what my wife was cooking it may set off the smoke alarm even though you couldn't see anything.

Now everything is vented from the cook-top out through the rear and kitchen sidewall to the outside.

The only problem now is that every time she cooks Thai food which is almost ALL the time people come knocking at the door to see if they can have lunch or dinner with us.

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That makes a lot of sense.
And it looks great.
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Hi Richard
Is there a connection between the microwave and your new vent? Do you block off the front vent that vents inside the coach? Looks like a great idea.
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Is there a connection between the microwave and your new vent? Do you block off the front vent that vents inside the coach? Looks like a great idea.
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I was curious as well if there is a connection or other type of seal between the oven and the vent.

To get the oven to vent outside rather than inside, before you install it you typically have to reposition the squirrel cage blower for rear venting. So its not so much sealing the front vent but redirecting which way the fan blows.
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