I also removed the grill as we thought it dangerous due to the fact that it is so high up and the door opens from the top which makes it hard to remove hot items safely. I fitted a microwave with grill with a side opening door which is much safer. Talking of safety, please be careful when blocking off the vent behind where the grill was as the roof lights in the Flash best of 10 are of the sealed type and so the vent behind the grill is crucial for ventilation and to prevent the build up of carbon monoxide when using not only the grill but also the hob and in case any other gas appliances go wrong and release carbon monoxide. Covering the fridge vents is ok as they don't release carbon monoxide into the motorhome as it is sealed.We removed the grill unit entirely from our Flash 10 as at the height they are installed they are next to useless.
Got a piece of 1/8in thick black plastic which I cut to size / shape to fit just behind the vent cover. If you get it right it won't fall out. Spot glued it in the corners with some mastic, with the vent cover back on the plastic can't be seen and it also can't fall out whatever happens.
On the inside I got some of the foil backed polystyrene as you put behind radiators, doubled it over to decent thickness and duct-taped it over the appature as insulation.
Now we have an extra shelf !!
Warning !!! If your taking the grill out, make sure you get the gas feed pipe at the manifold in the little locker under the fridge isolated and capped off by a competent person who is certified to do so !!!!
I got three from ebay and they are great. Just fitted them today.We sell universal covers which use suction cups to fit to the van. I can make any size.
do you have a link to the covers on ebay? Also did you have the grill removed and replaced by a dealership?I got three from ebay and they are great. Just fitted them today.
We also had our grill taken out and have replaced it with a microwave. The parrotsol "winter" covers will come with us to put over the top (ex-grill) vent overnight even in summer to keep the wind out. I don't want to block the vent off permanently as I think the m/wave should have good ventilation.
The microwave / grill was from Lidl. Not fully secured as yet but that's a winter job.
do you have a link to the covers on ebay? Also did you have the grill removed and replaced by a dealership?
Thank you, do they stay on all the time ? Or do you have to remove them for driving? Sorry if it seems obvious but a bit confusedhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fridge-freezer-vent-cover-for-dometic-thetford-caravan-and-motorhome-vent-/121468109015?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item1c481040d7
and yes the grill was removed at a dealership as we were having other (warranty) work done at the same time. They made everything safe and put the socket in for the m/w as they were busy.
We will fit the microwave ourselves.
I will take them off when driving (maybe not just when moving the van from one side of the house to the other) but they would probably blow away if you left them on when driving at any sort of speed.Thank you, do they stay on all the time ? Or do you have to remove them for driving? Sorry if it seems obvious but a bit confused