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Old 08-05-2010, 07:12 AM   #15
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Looks great! It was a hot one and the fan does run forever when it's that hot out! There are some recent posts on people switching out the fan for quieter ones. Mine doesn't bother me bit when it's hot it runs all the time. Enjoy your new TT!
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:34 PM   #16
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Mine only runs when I turn on the toggle switch. Does yours have one that is hiding?

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Old 08-05-2010, 09:50 PM   #17
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if I switch the disconnect, it will turn off (no power feeding the fan). But as soon as I turn it back on, the thing is running, even though the refrigerator isn't. It has been pretty hot here. The only think I can think is that the cooling fins are too hot just being outside that the thermo sensor kicks the fan on anyway.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:52 PM   #18
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No it has the switch by the door but it's always running. We turn it off when we go to bed. I'm thinking we will buy a quieter fan.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:31 PM   #19
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I'm not sure the 16' Bambi frig fans are set up the same way as the 19's... The 19' frig fan has a switch to turn it on or off (by the door)...I'm not sure about that for the 16's since they have a smaller frig under the counter... Someone with a 16' needs to chime in to find out if there's a switch or not... I'm not familiar enough with 16' Sports to know for sure. On some refrigerators there's no option to disengage the fan.

BTW, in our climate the fan pretty much runs all the time unless we turn it off. The original fan got noisier and noisier...the fan bearings went out and we had it replaced under warranty once and it didn't really improve...eventually we ended up having it replaced. Much better.
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Beautiful pics. The interior is really nice. Great unit! Congratulations!
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I just went out to Bambi and tried the red lighted switch next to the door. I turned it on and the fan wouldn't come on. I think that it must have a thermostat on it too. I'm going to have to read the manual on it now...you made me work. BTW the temp outside now is 67 degrees, so here it isn't hot enough to fire trip the thermostat.

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Randy...yes the fan is on a thermostat inside the compartment behind the frig...even if it is turned on at the switch, it will not run all the time...just when the thermostat kicks it in...TB
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I have brand new 16 Sport as well. The fridge fan was an immediate annoyance to me - between the fridge operation, and almost 100 degree temps, it ran almost all the time. Here is what I have found. 1)The stock fan is a P.O.S. - it is unnecessarily loud for how much air it moves. 2) According to Customer Service at Airstream, the thermoswitch is set low enough that hot weather could indeed be enough to actuate the fan, even with the fridge off. 3) It is not difficult to switch the fan out with a superior unit. My old fav online vendor Newegg sells loads of computer fans (which is the 12volt type used on the Airstream). Search the brands Silenex and Scythe for your best specs. 4) Don't be a dork like me. I attached the wires incorrectly and fried my first attempted fan. Clip off the yellow wire, and toss it. Connect the red wire to the red lead of the thermoswitch. The black fan wire attaches to the blue lead. Warning: this is the info provided to me by forum members - I have yet to attach the second fan, waiting in a box. Also, fan thicknesses vary, so you may have to do some modifications and/or shimming. Hope that helps - there is lots more info available by searching the forums like here:http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...lly-11811.html
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thanks for all the great responses. Spot, I think I'm going to go your route. I turned it on this morning....one of the few "cooler" days here over the past month. At 70 degrees with the AS in the shade, the fan did not come on. It seems odd that the thermoswitch would be set so low that hot weather would turn it on, but apparently that's the case. I even reached in and touched the cooling fins while it was running and they were cool to the touch. So it looks like I'll have to change it out. Thanks for the great advice!

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Nice trailer, and good luck! We pick up our Flying Cloud in a few weeks.
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It is amazing to me, DC, that in a product so well designed and built, that a cheap, noisy fan could slip through the cracks like this. It really is an oversight that is unacceptable, and easily avoidable. Listening, Airstream?
I am also ready to replace the original ceiling fan motor. The manufacturer sent me a new one, because the initial motor develops a loud squeak once it has been running for a while. Other than that, I am good!
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Here is another link to a helpful discussion on the forums:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f283...fan-10960.html
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