The Clipper OEM installation was one powered Fantastic Vent with rain sensor in the kitchen area, and one without rain sensor in the bath. (Bath was model 4000R. Atwood have an upgrade kit for this to update it to a rain sensor --6600R.)
We did a short trip recently and I noticed that the OEM vent in the bath now had a broken *star* that holds the motor in place. I did a temporary repair, and contacted Atwood Mobile Products to see if I could order a replacement.
Within a few moments, after giving them all the information and model numbers, the parts were on the way.
Got them and installed them today as it was a bit cloudy and not too hot to be on the roof.
I had cleaned the screen at the beginning of last season, but as you can see, it needs cleaning on a regular basis. I had, this year, delayed this job until the new parts arrived. Probably enough dirt in the screen to reduce airflow 20%.
It is so nice to be able to order parts and repair this stuff rather that send everything to the dump and have to buy new.
Thumbs up to Fan-Tastic Vent for product and customer support.
Help desk is 1 800 521 0298.
Any other offshore outfit would have changed the design enough to require a new purchase.
The installation was easy, and there is no reason not to DIY. Take your time and do a general clean up and also spray a bit of silicone on the vent hinge, and the roller arm that moves the lid, and also on the electric button switch that shuts the fan down. Sometimes this sticks closed after lack of use and causes a moment of anguish.
Be sure to secure the wire so that it does not get sucked down into the fan when it is in reverse mode.