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anna01

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Range Hood
« on: Today at 11:08:58 AM »
Hello, I bought a completely gutted camper trailer had have been rebuilding it. I am currently installing a kitchen. I will have small, two burner camp-style gas range. I understand it is code to have a range hood for it? Does that need to be ducted or can I use a non-ducted hood? Also, there is no previous wiring for a hood, but there is a non-grounded outlet nearby. Am I able to have it wired into that circuit easily?

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Re: Range Hood
« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:44:18 AM »
Most RV hoods run off 12 Volt DC not 120 Volt AC. Did it ever have a hood before?  Is there already a hole in the wall for a vent?  A RV hood would also be smaller I believe than a regular household hood.

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anna01

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Re: Range Hood
« Reply #2 on: Today at 11:48:54 AM »
Unfortunately the previous owner ripped everything out and patched everything up, so I can't even tell where the old kitchen was. The only holes on the exterior are are two circular holes on the rear of the camper which have been sealed up. I can try to open those up and see what's underneath.

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Re: Range Hood
« Reply #3 on: Today at 12:18:48 PM »
A range hood is required, but I don't think a vent is needed - certainly not to the outside, anyway.  Most range hoods have a fan and 12v fans are used in RVs (since it may not always have 120v power).
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anna01

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Re: Range Hood
« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:35:46 PM »
Ah, okay that makes sense. Have you heard of any vent fans that run off of like D battery, for instance? I don't have a working 12v system in my trailer. I have various wires on the exterior that have been covered up with aluminum plates, but I can't find a place where a 12v battery might have possibly been attached.

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Re: Range Hood
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:17:18 PM »
On travel trailers, the battery is usually mounted on the the tongue of the trailer. There is also generally a power distribution panel similar to the one in the link below. Both 12 volt DC power and 120 volt ac power run to the rest of the trailer from there. I would suggest you look at a few websites to gain an understanding of the rv electrical systems. It would be a big help to you in the future. It a lot easier to incorporate the electrical systems into the rebuild, rather than an afterthought.

https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/acdc-distribution-panels/pd5000-series-acdc-power-distribution-panel-30-amp-120-vac/

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