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Old 01-13-2014, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Noisy Range Vent

Anyone have a solution for the noisy flapping from the range vent on their View? There's no way to latch the flap...
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:07 AM   #2
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Apply a piece of velcro, the soft side to the underside of the flap. That should work. It did on ours. Many others have had this same issue
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Very noisy going down the road!
I stuck a piece of black duct tape over it out of frustration on one trip.
It actually works pretty well. I just unstick the one side when we arrive so that it can vent, and the black blends in. Restick before we leave. Probably ready for a new strip of tape this spring.
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Very noisy going down the road!
I stuck a piece of black duct tape over it out of frustration on one trip.
It actually works pretty well. I just unstick the one side when we arrive so that it can vent, and the black blends in. Restick before we leave. Probably ready for a new strip of tape this spring.
Thanks.... was wondering how to do that. Need to bring Calypso to the house and use a ladder to look at how it's made. Looks like a thin black polyfilm with a plastic bar side to side as a weight to hold it down. Looks like its to keep bugs and such out. Maybe act to close the vent to prevent cold air from getting in or out. (Yeh... that will work! Van is under positive pressure when rolling down the road due to the ram air coming in the HVAC in the cockpit.) I'm going to work on a fix for that noisy thing.

I stuffed a blue paper towel in it... lasted about 20 minutes. Wife came up with an old "Swiffer" doo-dah. That went in and stayed the rest of the drive. I'm afraid of stuffing things into the vent. Good chance of something getting jammed in or falling inside. That would be a mess to fix.

Surprising irritation on such an expensive ride. And it is noisy. At first we thought it was something in the cabinets or range.
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Is it noisy because of the cover beating back onto the body? Or noisy with wind noise?
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Default Re: Noisy Range Vent

It's noisy because the flap beats on the vent housing. The flap is like an old window shade. Hangs from the top and theoretically seals the opening from bugs and drafts. Very light weight fabric or flexy plastic material with a horizontal bar on the bottom edge. Slightest wind can move it.

IMHO, changes in air pressure inside the van or turbulence outside pushes it in and out. So it flutters ... tapping back and forth between the frame and the vent cover.

Stuffing a cloth, paper towel or a Swiffer into ten opening stops it from flapping.
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