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Old 02-05-2018, 04:33 PM   #1
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Range hood can I remove?

I am going to renovate my 76 13' boler and need to know if I can remove the range hood there is no fan or light, and seems in the way. I would like to open up that end. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:17 AM   #2
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No problem at all to remove it. Try don't damage the cabinet.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:33 AM   #3
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If you have a powered vent fan such as the Fantastic Fan or Maxxfan, it can be used to adequately vent the trailer while cooking. If not, I don't know that I'd trust it.

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Old 02-06-2018, 10:41 AM   #4
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+10 Powered ceiling vent fan is so much more useful, doesn't take up any space, and doesn't hit me in the forehead like the standard range hoods on campers. Our current Escape doesn't have a range hood (original buyer deleted it). Our old Casita had one, I hit my head on it several times.
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I removed the range hood on my Casita and deleted it when I ordered my new Escape. On my Bigfoot the battery and tank monitors were integral to the range hood so I left it in place.

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I am going to renovate my 76 13' boler and need to know if I can remove the range hood there is no fan or light, and seems in the way. I would like to open up that end. Any suggestions?
I removed the range hood eventhough it had a light and fan in it. In the way and there's a light next to range over the sink and I have the fantastic fan above. I have heard on this forum in the past that a couple of states require them if you sell the unit. So I kept mine in storage in case I run into that in the future. I capped the electric wires and wrapped them in electrical tape after pulling them up under the carpet in the cabinet above the hood. I added a small cabinet above where the hood was with 2 drawers in it for small items and plastic ware.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:56 PM   #7
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I removed the range hood eventhough it had a light and fan in it. In the way and there's a light next to range over the sink and I have the fantastic fan above. I have heard on this forum in the past that a couple of states require them if you sell the unit. So I kept mine in storage in case I run into that in the future. I capped the electric wires and wrapped them in electrical tape after pulling them up under the carpet in the cabinet above the hood. I added a small cabinet above where the hood was with 2 drawers in it for small items and plastic ware.
Thank you Jann.
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On my Casita I did add an overhead light in place of the hood. It was a pretty easy mod.

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If I did a lot of cooking on the stove top I would leave it in as it directs heat and steam out the window.
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...I have heard on this forum in the past that a couple of states require them if you sell the unit. So I kept mine in storage in case I run into that in the future. ...
I am also thinking that the exhaust hood takes up space unnecessarily and I could live without it. My wife likes it, but maybe she would also like the extra space. How would I find which states require these things? It is an option with Scamp, so such requirement is certainly not universal.
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I am also thinking that the exhaust hood takes up space unnecessarily and I could live without it. My wife likes it, but maybe she would also like the extra space. How would I find which states require these things? It is an option with Scamp, so such requirement is certainly not universal.
I wouldn't worry about it then. If it is an option then they can't make you do it later I wouldn't think. I only know what someone said on this forum and they could have been wrong or maybe if it is manufactured in a certain state they have to be put in. I can't find anything that says you have to have one in an RV. They are required in homes though. Check out Greg's mod it is awesome.
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I wouldn't worry about it then. If it is an option then they can't make you do it later I wouldn't think. I only know what someone said on this forum and they could have been wrong or maybe if it is manufactured in a certain state they have to be put in. I can't find anything that says you have to have one in an RV. They are required in homes though. Check out Greg's mod it is awesome.
You say this in another post on another thread:
" It is against the law in all places to dump on the ground or any other place not connected to a sewer".
You should really check your sources before posting information that you think you read somewhere on the web.
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You say this in another post on another thread:
" It is against the law in all places to dump on the ground or any other place not connected to a sewer".
You should really check your sources before posting information that you think you read somewhere on the web.
I did not read this any place. I found out the hard way when I didn't have a holding tank and was letting the grey water run onto the ground in the forest in a state park. I was almost fined and kicked out. They were lenient and let me put a closed bucket with a hole for a hose in it to catch the grey water and was told to never dump any water on the ground. It causes bears and other animals to come into camp grounds. Maybe some states allow it but I wouldn't chance it ever again. Personal experience trumps anything you read.
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I did not read this any place. Maybe some states allow it
Then, why did you post this: " It is against the law in all places to dump on the ground or any other place not connected to a sewer".
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