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Old 04-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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First trip

I took my 2013 27' international out for the first time this weekend to test everything out. Luckily everything worked just fine. My only questions is regarding the stove exhaust fan. Mine sounds like death for the little bit I tested it. Is this normal? Attached is a picture of the trip.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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They are pretty noisy. Make sure the vent is opening fully.

Congrats on the new rig!


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Old 04-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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There is a modification you can make -add a resistor at the fan motor. I got mine to slow down a bit, reducing the noise but still enough umph to vent.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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You do know that there's a latch on the outside vent flap?
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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That bike was NOT leaning against the trailer like it appeared to be?
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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You never want your bike too close to the aluminum skin unrestrained . Bad bad costly dings and sometimes deep lacerations .
Like the earlier posts, go outside your rig and turn the two latches holding the kitchen exhaust flap down. Manually flip the flap open and find something to hold it open while you go inside to turn the fan on. Check the noise level and if still too loud for you, then do the modifications. If ok, then clean the flap to remove any sticky oily debris lack of use. Remember to close the flaps when not in use to avoid rodents invasion .
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #7
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Wow, even the new ones are noisy.

To me, the exhaust fan doesn't sound like death...It sounds like a WWII bomber coming back to life.

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