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Old 04-12-2015, 01:52 PM   #57
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Have you ever parked them facing "backwards" in high winds? (That is, with the rear of the AS facing into the wind.) Does the fixed cover, which I now imagine works as a funnel, protect the closing cover from blowing off backwards (because it won't let the cover go past vertical?)
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:02 PM   #58
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If you have the MaxxAir over the vents (relative to the prior 2 posts) the lid is wedged up against the top of the MaxxAir and you get no rattling. ...and

Unless it is a heavy windy rain directly from the rear the rain sensor doesn't get activated and close. It has happened to me, but only a couple of time in many years. If it does occur, I manually open the lid and turn on the fan. When the rain sensor dries, I switch back to automatic.
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:26 PM   #59
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On my 2014 FC 20, AS cheaped out and did not specify the reversing switches. So, I called FF and they were glad to supply two of them for about $45 with shipping, and then I had to put them in. Someone else said that FF sent theirs for free, they sure didn't for me.

So, AS saved maybe $2 a fan at their cost (probably less) and I had a resulting cost of $45 plus my time (worthless). I love Airstreams, but I always wonder about some of their decisions and practices.
Well I also have a 2014 FC with two fans. I was not sure if or not the fans flowed both ways. I think I now know. I'd like to get the same switches you did. Can you please pass on as much info as possible about these and process for installing them. It's sad that with the cost of a new AS that they can't spring for these cheap switches. Oh well. Thanks for your help.


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Well I also have a 2014 FC with two fans. I was not sure if or not the fans flowed both ways. I think I now know. I'd like to get the same switches you did. Can you please pass on as much info as possible about these and process for installing them. It's sad that with the cost of a new AS that they can't spring for these cheap switches. Oh well. Thanks for your help.


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It was a couple of years ago (mine delivered in June 2013) but I called FF and talked with them. They sent the switches and an instruction sheet as to how to install and wire them. Like every first time job, it did not go simply on fan #1, but of course #2 was easier. The work involved removing the interior trim and some fussy work with getting the wires connected right. All work can be done from the inside. The instructions were not all that clear. The proper wires were provided, but just how they connected took some looking and thinking.

The cost, as mentioned in my post, was about $45 for the two switches and shipping.

With the reversing switches, I have complete versatility with the in and out flow. I often find that with the lights on inside, no see um type bugs come in through the screens, but don't seem to go up high on the roof of the rig, so running one out and one in gives me a lot of air flow and the bugs don't follow it, even with the lights on. I can even pressurize the interior, leave the kitchen window open a little and force the bugs away with the outgoing air flow.
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