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Old 05-21-2018, 11:41 AM   #1
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Octane 222 Range Hood install

Hey what's up Happy campers, so finally updated my kitchenette with a range hood. I got the hood and vent from Amazon everything fit nice and snug.
I would say this is one of my first major updates on my camper since I bought it last year.
I did hit a couple of snags on my install, nothing major that couldn't get adjusted so everything could work . I got a couple pictures I'll put up, let me know what you guys think. It's a 12-volt system and honestly does what it supposed to do. I'm happy with the way they came out.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:06 PM   #2
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Whats different from the old vs upgraded? Mine is a 2016 model and is pretty noisy!
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:37 PM   #3
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I'm not sure about the difference , because my camper did not come with a vent hood. I decided to add it to my camper .
But i could tell you that this model is from Heng's and runs super quiet.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:37 PM   #4
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Great job, I've been considering installing one in my 222 as well. What finally prompted you to do the install? When I smoke out mine from cooking, i run the bathroom fan right now.
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:48 PM   #5
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I guess there was a few considerations before I decided to do this. I'll start by saying that this camper is perfect for us .
And adding in personal details now is mostly for comfort.
After doing some dry camping last year it was the 1st thing I noticed that I wish came with our unit.
I feel every camper should come standard with a range hood, n i dint really consider it on my checklist originally untill we started using it.
However , I never ran the bthrm fan before during cooking, nor would I suggest it, it just seems unsanitary, you might be pulling fumes from your black tank into the air.

Anyhow, for now start with a small fan by the kitchen window , i had a ryobi cordless fan that I used , but If your a do it yourselfer and feel like it's necessary, then I'd say go for it.
I'll tell you it took me about 10 hours to install, i just wanna add I'm not like crazy perfectionist, I just make sure its done right.
I incorporated some extra Detail to help the longevity of this kind of install, so that's why I took most of my Saturday to get it done .

I also think if you feel uncomfortable cutting into your wall then it would be a good idea to ask your rv dealer about this kind of installation.
I'm sure they can handle it as well. Anyhow , hope the feedback helps in your decision.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:51 PM   #6
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Looks good. I've been considering doing the same thing. Did you tap into the 12V DC wires running to the light under the cabinet?
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:04 AM   #7
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Yes I did, as it turns out they left a lot of extra wiring inside.
I don't know if they do that with all the unit installs but I pulled out at least 3 feet of extra wiring out that was just looped inside the panel.
I was able to relocate the LED light over the sink and run the wires out to hook up to the hood.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:11 AM   #8
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Here's a couple pictures to help, just a heads up if you're serious about installing it your going to run into a little snag , on the third picture there is a beam that runs rite down the middle, there was also crossbeam stapeled on the left side of it. I debated my options and at the end I just cut it out even with the wall.
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Thanks for the pics. I did notice the vertical beam in your other pics, but didn't see the horizontal, since you had already removed it. I wonder what the horizontal beam supports? I don't know if I'm comfortable cutting it and leaving the end unsupported. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Did you use the piece you cut out of the bottom of the cabinet above the range hood to patch where the previous light hole was?
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