Vent in Hab door footwell

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  1. Mr Colpot

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    There is a vent in the lower step of the hab door access which is a grill and vents to the underside of the van. It lets the cold in and I am thinking of blanking it off or fitting vent I can open and close but wonder if it is there for a specific reason?
    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Ventilation is essential, in any room but particularly a confined space in a MH.

    Prevents condensation (damp) and is needed when using gas appliances (safety)

    Fit a closeable vent and you are likely to leave it closed - don't do it
     
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    At low level, probably gas escape vents if you get a leak. LPG is heavier than air so will sink to lowest level.
     
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    Thanks - there is a gas drop vent in the cupboard under the grill/hob and it was so cold on Sunday morning we could hardly sit in the dinette.
     
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    We tape our footwell vents over for ski trips.

    The rest of the time they remain open and bloody draughty!:BigGrin:
     
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