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Old 08-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Can you operate the vent without the fan running

Hi, We have a new (to us) 2000 Excella. We have 2 larger, square vents in the roof, one front and one back. They both have fans in them. The back one was an automatic/ manual fan. The back one used to open, without the fan running, and now we cant get it to open at all. The front one will open, but it always turns on the fan, which I hate. I tried opening it up fully, then backing it down a bit, to see if that would turn off the fan, but it doesn't. Also, today as I was opening it up to cool the trailer down, the handle broke off, and went flying, who knows where....

Do I see 2 new vents in my future??? My old 1971 Safari had 3 vents, that opened up perfectly, without ever a problem, they were the old style, they went straight up. What can I do?? I am going to be camping for 10 days at the beach, I know I will need ventilation.


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Old 08-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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Front vent fan runs when open. A micro switch is activated as you crank it up. When closing it presses the switch turning off fan.

I rewired switch to a new one which mounted into a hole I drilled in the shroud. Now I control the fan motor.



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The rear in ours was a fantastic fan. I pulled and sent to another AStreamer on this site. Contact the FF folks, see if they can help. It might be a simple fuse replacement.
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thanks, was putting that switch in a hard project??
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thanks, was putting that switch in a hard project??
Nope. Got switch to match or exceed the micro switch rating at Radio Shack, soldered on some wires and pot quick disconnects on them. Just be sure that the + wire has an enclosed end on it so it will have less chance to spark and short out.

Drill proper hole size and mount. The quick disconnect makes it easier to remove the shroud for cleaning or service.

I also converted to LED lights. Much better than the fluorescent.


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