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Old 06-21-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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Replacement Fan Motor for Roof Exhaust Fan

Hi all. My roof exhaust fan motor seems to have stopped working in my 74 31" Sovereign. I am looking for a replacement motor as I can't afford to put in a Fantastic right now as I would like to. Anyone have a source for it?

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Old 06-21-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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Replacement Fan Motor for Roof Exhaust Fan

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Hi all. My roof exhaust fan motor seems to have stopped working in my 74 31" Sovereign. I am looking for a replacement motor as I can't afford to put in a Fantastic right now as I would like to. Anyone have a source for it?

Thanks, Richard
Inland RV lists a ceiling vent fan motor on their website sale page. See Ceiling Vent Fan.

I have purchased a number of parts for both my Overlander and Minuet from them and all have been of the best quality and fit with few if any headaches.

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If you're lucky, you can find someone who is installing a fantastic fan. I was able to get a motor for the cost of shipping.
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We got new motors for them from Inland RV. They run about $57, plus shipping of course. We still have one left to install, so I can get the model/part # off our new one for you if you want to do a search for someone local who might have them. That way you won't have to pay shipping. Someone else must stock them. Inland has to get their supply from someone (manufacturer). I will post a photo and detailed model number off it later today. Now if you need a new fan blade and plastic shroud for around it, that's a AS specific part and I know that Inland has those too. We bought some of the also, as we were adding a fan where there wasn't one. The blade runs approx. $9, and the shroud $14 if I recall. So for well under $100, even if you added shipping costs you could have a whole new setup, without having to modify for a fantastic fan.

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Old 06-21-2009, 02:21 PM   #5
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We got new motors for them from Inland RV. They run about $57, plus shipping of course. We still have one left to install, so I can get the model/part # off our new one for you if you want to do a search for someone local who might have them. That way you won't have to pay shipping. Someone else must stock them. Inland has to get their supply from someone (manufacturer). I will post a photo and detailed model number off it later today. Now if you need a new fan blade and plastic shroud for around it, that's a AS specific part and I know that Inland has those too. We bought some of the also, as we were adding a fan where there wasn't one. The blade runs approx. $9, and the shroud $14 if I recall. So for well under $100, even if you added shipping costs you could have a whole new setup, without having to modify for a fantastic fan.
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Everything else is fine just need motor. Motor still works if I pull on wires but then goes off again. I am afraid it might catch fire or something. 35years old and all.
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Sounds like the flexing over the years has broken the copper wire inside the insulation. How good are you with a soldering iron? Remove the motor, take it apart, replace the wires & you should get away dirt cheap.

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Old 06-21-2009, 05:43 PM   #7
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Sounds like the flexing over the years has broken the copper wire inside the insulation. How good are you with a soldering iron? Remove the motor, take it apart, replace the wires & you should get away dirt cheap.

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Certainly worth a try anyway. Thanks
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I would take the old motor apart and repair the broken wire, clean the bearings (most likely sleeve) and motor shafts. Lube the bearings with a light oil. Mark the motor when you open it so you put it back together the same way it came apart.
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Be careful with the fan blade. It can break easily (don't ask), but replacement blades are still available.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:09 PM   #10
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Be careful with the fan blade. It can break easily (don't ask), but replacement blades are still available.
Yes I am sure that the plastic is quite brittle. Not unlike the peanut brittle. Just like most of the other plastic in the Sovereign.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:49 PM   #11
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I also wanted the fantastic-fan, as they looked like they could move some air.
But they don't give them away free anymore.
So after you repair your wiring, maybe make up a set of extra large blades.
With these on, I can now feel a breeze from an open window.

Heres the parts needed



Find center, mark it well, and scribe radius.
About 10" maximum


Lay out blades
I made 15


Cut outside.
And sand edges now, before you cut blades




First bends made to blades.
It would work here, but I wanted more


My version of Tornado-Fan


Most important...the center hub.
Trick here is to place bolt in drill press chuck, and the drill in a vise below.
That way it will find true center.
(poor man's lathe)


Old 6" vs new 10"
What a change!
Now it really moves some air...and looks Airstreamy...not SOB plastic
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If you are using the original shroud with it then a 10" blade will be too big. Maybe that's why yours didn't move much air, if you didn't have the shroud on it. I think it's designed to work best with the shroud.

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Shroud?
What shroud?
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Sounds like the flexing over the years has broken the copper wire inside the insulation. How good are you with a soldering iron? Remove the motor, take it apart, replace the wires & you should get away dirt cheap.

Ricky
There's also a chance the brushes are worn out or hung.
Mine suffers from armature hang. The darn thing works great on the bench, mounted verticle it drags, probably needs a spacer adjustment. I believe Terry went thru the same issue with his AC unit on his fulltimer thread.

I tend to use the other roof fan...15,000 BTU....
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