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Old 04-16-2018, 03:57 PM   #1
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Amerigo question

Hi my friends

I will need some help.
I started my restoration but I have few questions a bout this two vents.

What are they and if I can close them?

The camper have a roof vent I will replace for a very nice electric roof fan. Also I will install a Dometic roof AC, Dometic stove, Dometic sink, Dometic fridge and Dometic Atwood furnace.

I need to know if I can close those two vents.
Please let me know my friends

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Old 04-16-2018, 05:11 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:23 PM   #3
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Your first pic is the vent for the stove top hood/fan, the second is the exhaust for the furnace.
As long as you don't plan on reinstalling either appliance then yes, you can remove them.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:28 PM   #4
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Hi Steve

I will use electric fan on the roof
End the stove will be the dometic with no oven.
I guess I can close those two vents.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:32 PM   #5
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If you are going to put a new furnace in the same location you will need to vent it. What you do with the lower down vent opening depends on the installation instructions for venting the new furnace. So look at the installation instructions for the new furnace before you make any decisions about that vent.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:38 PM   #6
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Hi guys

Ok that is the vent for the furnace.
Yes I will use a dometic furnace in the same place. Iím ok a bout that vent.

The other vent is for the stove.
I believe I can close that one because Iím going to install and electric fan on the roof.
That is what Im understand
Please correct me guys if Iím wrong.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:46 PM   #7
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Why do you want to remove the upper vent? It's there to expel cooking smells, smoke and steam, assuming you have a range hood with a filter and fan over your range. A central fan/vent in the roof is not going to be as efficient, allowing grease and odors to coat the interior of the trailer.
If that upper vent is missing the flap and pegs that keep it closed when not needed, I would just replace the whole unit. Cheaper, easier and more attractive than alternatives.
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Venting for Galley--furnace and range (hood)

The inside of your trailer looks so much like the inside of Peanut we're a little disoriented.

However, it would be reversed from what ours was...

You do need the upper vent; it needs to work. You need a range hood if you are going to have a propane-burner stove in there.

We took out all our appliances except lights, and Paul was therefore able to remove both of those vents.

BUT...he also spent many hours fiberglassing over the holes, taking great pains to match what was already there. We painted the entire outside when he was all done patching (over 85 holes and cracks in the fiberglass).

Can you post a picture of your whole trailer? Paul and I can't get over some of the details that look so much like our amerigo!

But since you are putting in all new appliances, you'll need all your vents. The roof vent won't handle venting the cooking oils properly. They are heavier than air and will fall as soon as possible before your roof vent can carry them up and out, and your whole trailer will be greasy inside, eventually. You don't want that. ALSO, and equally important, a range hood is made of metal, and will not burn. The underside of your upper galley cabinet is made of wood, and WILL burn if something flares up--and food sometimes does flare up.

1st picture: door side of Peanut showing both vents--upper one was for range hood (we took range hood out).
Lower one was for the range, oven, & furnace (we too that out, too).

2nd picture: our galley rebuild in progress. We used the original lower galley frame--note it is reversed from yours.

3rd picture: door side of Peanut showing where the vent holes were fiberglassed over. Paul laid in two fiberglass panel fills to make the "swoosh" design on the side.

4th picture: the original galley when we bought Peanut--showing range, oven (furnace was inside oven), range hood and sink in place. We gook it all out.

We put none of it back in--or we'd have kept the vents. They are important.

Does this help at all?

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Old 04-17-2018, 03:22 PM   #9
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Iím at work right now
But tomorrow I will post pictures of the trailer.

Question why did you cover the two holes in yours?
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This is our finished galley; the supports and countertop are sealed marine plywood with some very pretty marbling effects. We've never paid so much for ply in our lives, and liked the appearance.

We only took the vents out because we removed the appliances--and never intended to put them back in.

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Falicea, Fernando,

We covered the holes in ours because we took the stove, range and oven, furnace and range hood, out.

We took out all our appliances except lights, and Paul was therefore able to remove both of those vents.

We never intended to put the appliances back in.

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Old 04-17-2018, 03:34 PM   #12
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Now I understand
Make a lot of sense.
That looks beautiful and fresh

Thank you my friend

This is the trailer when I pick it up in WV


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Fernando, you even have the same wheels we have, the Dexstar ones.

This'll be very interesting to see the outside of the whole trailer!

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Fernando-you have a 1974 amerigo!

An FG-16 just like our Peanut.

Hurray! Another amerigo being restored! Good for you!

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