Originally Posted by Tim and Tam
Our unit does not have a switch to turn the fan off at night. We would love this option when we boondock. It is always cool to freezing at night, the fan does not need to run, and we have lots of down to keep us warm.
My 2014 23FB has no switch either. The fan whines obnoxiously. I'm in FL on my first trip-- it's cooling off at night, so at bedtime I open the top outside panel and leave open--and just pull the fan power wire from the thermostat. If you choose this hack, be sure to remember to plug it back in in the morning. I forgot yesterday, and the space behind the panel got quite hot.
New fan-- one more thing to add to the increasingly long list of mods we have to make to our $50,000-$130,000 Airstreams. (Converters, latches and catches, longer screws, quieter water pumps etc). Thor should be ashamed of turning out a product at these premium price points while choosing the cheapest standard RV hardware possible that can be found on white boxes that cost 1/3 the price. But we keep buying them anyway, so who can blame them. Though I think pride in quality should fit in somewhere.
It's easy to see why Thor's stock price has gone from $2 and change in 2009 to $80 today. But I can't see how just a few quality improvements would hurt the profit margin that much. If the buyer of a $60,000 trailer in 2009 had bought the stock instead, they'd have $2 million.
My usual disclaimer -- there still is no other brand I would own.