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Old 06-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #15
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Check to make sure your fan is balanced on its shaft - when inspecting my 30 Classic - turned on the fan and thought a jet was spooling up for take off - since this was so much louder than my 25FB, I asked the dealership to look into it - they balanced the fan on the shaft (bent the blades on the fan if I remember correctly since it was wobbling) and Boom - it was whisper quiet...
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:06 PM   #16
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Thanks YankeeDoodle. I suspect they must be using a nicer (quieter) fan in the Classic.

If nicer has two speeds...Iv'e not heard yours but mine, not so much quiet.
But it is a two speeder, you can turn it down, it is quieter, but so is off.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #17
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We have only had two outings in our AS so far, so not much experience. But the first weekend, it was cool (windows closed) and it was raining incessantly (could not use FantasticFan - rain sensor was wet). So I feel a need to use the galley fan to exhaust those fumes, steam and cooking odors. So for us, OFF does not work.

Thus, this thread... ;0)
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:15 AM   #18
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Fresh coffee and cinnamon buns in the oven.....

Turn on all your fans....make your neighbors even more jealous.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:14 AM   #19
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My 07 Safari Has a Flap Lever that had to be Pulled Open,in addition to the Outside Latch's.Had to just about lay on the counter top to find it.I was looking for water leaks at the fan at the time.The latch seem to be part of the Hood. I also had a symptom of the smoke Alarm coming on Frequently. Which it no longer does.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:47 PM   #20
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Knutut,

Mine has this spring lever on the right side of the housing, but it doesn't seem to be attached to anything. I do wish I could lock and unlock it from inside, not the outside (one item that's easy to forget from the arrival and departure checklists).

R C, mmmmmm.... cinnamon buns!

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My fan has a little imbalance, but I am pretty sure this does not account for the noise I am hearing.
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OK, it has taken me several months to get back to this, but we finally have a galley fan which no longer roars.

I found a suitable replacement fan, made by Orion, which i ordered from Mouser Electronics for about $80. It moves more air than the stock fan, for the same wattage, and is considerably quieter. I drilled out the rivets to remove the original fan, mounting bracket and all. Then, using new mounting holes, and a homemade hardwood bracket, I mounted the new fan in its place. Rubber washers provide vibration isolation. Aluminum "speed tape" seals a small gap around the periphery of the fan (to the plenum chamber). Then I added a toggle switch to side of the box to switch in a 3 Ohm resistor, so the fan has two speeds.

On low speed this fan is very quiet, yet exhausts the fumes from a single burner boiling water in a tea kettle. On high speed, it exhausts better than the stock fan, but is still quieter. (will post measurements later).

1 Original fan in plenum box, removed from hood:


2 New Orion fan:


3 New fan mounted in plenum:


4 View from below, before plenum re-installed under hood (filter removed):


This project was mostly "thinking." The engineering took way longer than the actual replacement, which was about an hours effort plus a couple trips to the hardware store.

Next: how to lock/unlock the vent flap from inside the trailer...

Charlie
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #22
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Charlie,

Look forward to the pic's....

POI... found ours to be a lot quieter if stainless vent held completely open.
Maybe I won't be changing the fan out after all..it's up to SWMBO.

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Old 03-10-2012, 11:22 AM   #23
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Charlie,

Thanks for the good picture story.

I recently paid Outdoors Mart $80 for a regular issue NOISEY fan.

This spring I will check to see if my 1976 Argosy can accept this modification.

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OK, it has taken me several months to get back to this, but we finally have a galley fan which no longer roars.

I found a suitable replacement fan, made by Orion, which i ordered from Mouser Electronics for about $80. It moves more air than the stock fan, for the same wattage, and is considerably quieter. I drilled out the rivets to remove the original fan, mounting bracket and all. Then, using new mounting holes, and a homemade hardwood bracket, I mounted the new fan in its place. Rubber washers provide vibration isolation. Aluminum "speed tape" seals a small gap around the periphery of the fan (to the plenum chamber). Then I added a toggle switch to side of the box to switch in a 3 Ohm resistor, so the fan has two speeds.

On low speed this fan is very quiet, yet exhausts the fumes from a single burner boiling water in a tea kettle. On high speed, it exhausts better than the stock fan, but is still quieter. (will post measurements later).

1 Original fan in plenum box, removed from hood:


2 New Orion fan:


3 New fan mounted in plenum:


4 View from below, before plenum re-installed under hood (filter removed):


This project was mostly "thinking." The engineering took way longer than the actual replacement, which was about an hours effort plus a couple trips to the hardware store.

Next: how to lock/unlock the vent flap from inside the trailer...

Charlie
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