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Old 02-12-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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I am looking for a fan motor for my bathroom exhaust fan. This a 83 excella.I have tried to visit with Inland RV and vintage about it. Interesting to me.Inland could not answer my questions ,fellow named Greg. The girl I got at first could not tell me anything.Greg did not sound like he wanted to talk about it. Vintage basically told me to contact my local airstream dealer. I know him.he is a nice fellow,far as that goes so were the people at Inland just did not want to sell me nothing.I came away frustrated and wondering why so many people brag about the good service they get from these people and I cannot get them to sell me anything. By the way I have called Inland several times thinking it might be just the day I called they were having a bad day but hey same thing happened every time.So I gave up and thought well maybe you good fellows might shed some light on this for me and possibly even have a motor that Will fit my fan. Many thanks.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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if your vent is this one Out of Doors Mart carries the motor.Ventline Van Vent - Powered 65734 - $67.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Anthony. You think they sell just the motor? Or mabey just the whole fan? Either way I wil give them a call Monday.
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They sell the motor for the ventline also.Motor for the Ventline Van vent 67249 [bvc0468-01] - $32.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:35 PM   #5
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This link (Ventlines Van Vent) takes you to Out-of-Doors Mart's page that shows the motors and measurements that they carry. You will want to check the motor in your vent and compare it to the two that they carry. The one in my 1983 Excella doesn't match either of these, it is larger.

If your motor doesn't match, that still leaves the option of replacing the entire vent. I have ordered from Out-of-Doors Mart in the past and can recommend them. They are certainly on my short list of places.

In my case, I removed the top cover and oiled the motor-heavily. It had been squealing. It still squealed after oiling. However, after a couple of weeks the squealing stopped and the motor has been fine for well over a year now.

It's worth trying to see if oiling helps. Use a good oil, like low weight auto motor oil. I use Mobile 1 0W-20 to oil electric motors. A quart will oil all the electric motors you have for a long time.
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Generally, it is recommended to use a non-detergent type oil for electric motor lubrication.
However, if it is already squeeling, I wonder if the auto detergent type may initially get to the problem????????? If it works, that makes us happy.
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Generally, it is recommended to use a non-detergent type oil for electric motor lubrication.
However, if it is already squeeling, I wonder if the auto detergent type may initially get to the problem????????? If it works, that makes us happy.
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Good points.

When I bought a new motor for the AC on my Trade Wind several years ago, the agent at the counter told me to oil it. He added, "If it's not good enough to go in your car engine, it's not good enough to use here."

Though, as you mentioned, I didn't really use on the vent it till the motor was already shrieking like a banshee.
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Vaughan it has been a while since we talked I hope you are doing well after all the snow you all got down that way. My fan needs a motor and it has to fit because of the brackets that hold it up. The skinny motors want work I don't think. The only person I seen that had them was Island. They don't however impress me as being interested in selling me one or helping for that matter. I will call Out-of-door Mart tomorrow and see if they know for sure what motor I have and if theirs will fit mine. I have been trying to do some repairs while down for the winter for a bit. Good to hear from you Vaughan.
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Vaughan it has been a while since we talked I hope you are doing well after all the snow you all got down that way. My fan needs a motor and it has to fit because of the brackets that hold it up. The skinny motors want work I don't think. The only person I seen that had them was Island. They don't however impress me as being interested in selling me one or helping for that matter. I will call Out-of-door Mart tomorrow and see if they know for sure what motor I have and if theirs will fit mine. I have been trying to do some repairs while down for the winter for a bit. Good to hear from you Vaughan.
Hi Tom,

All went well here during the snow. I got between 6 and 7 inches here. I just stayed home most of the time.

The only place that comes to mind that you might check would require you to measure the current motor precisely and give them a call. The company is:

Tweedy's Inc.
7400 Landers Road
Sherwood, AR 72117-1607
501-835-1464

Tweedy's is an old family owned business that have been selling RV parts for many years. They don't have a website, but they do have lots of parts and a wealth of information. This is the same place I referred to in my earlier post about the oil. As you know, Sherwood is basically part of North Little Rock. Just don't exceed the speed limit by even one mile per hour in Sherwood.

The motor body in the vent I have is 2 inches long and the mounting holes are 2⅜ inches apart. I wouldn't be surprised if you have the same, our Excellas are the same year. I haven't confirmed it, but it looked very much like the motor in the bedroom vent that I replaced with a Fantastic Vent. I didn't save that motor because it sounded like a bunch of loose rocks bouncing around in a dump truck.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:37 AM   #10
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Vaughan I went ahead just for reference and included a few pictures of my fan motor. As you said pictures help. Mine is exactly as you described 2 1/4 inches long from base to to base.I could not figure any other way to get the images in here but as attachments. I followed the directions I hope it works. Have a great day Vaughan



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I am looking for a fan motor for my bathroom exhaust fan. This a 83 excella.I have tried to visit with Inland RV and vintage about it. Interesting to me.Inland could not answer my questions ,fellow named Greg. The girl I got at first could not tell me anything.Greg did not sound like he wanted to talk about it. Vintage basically told me to contact my local airstream dealer. I know him.he is a nice fellow,far as that goes so were the people at Inland just did not want to sell me nothing.I came away frustrated and wondering why so many people brag about the good service they get from these people and I cannot get them to sell me anything. By the way I have called Inland several times thinking it might be just the day I called they were having a bad day but hey same thing happened every time.So I gave up and thought well maybe you good fellows might shed some light on this for me and possibly even have a motor that Will fit my fan. Many thanks.
Tom.

Sometimes verbal descriptions are difficult to interpret.

As per your request, the motor you need for thast fan is displayed on our web site, as part # 83684.

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Who is the local dealer that you contacted?
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Go to your local motor repair shop. Mine was able to find one right on their shelf that was comparable. If not they can order one. They might even be able to repair yours.
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Shawn that would be Griffith RV www.griffithrvservice.com. (405) 495-2590 /8113 S.W. 15th
Oklahoma City, OK 73128 Tell Him I told you about the place. They are super people. He always goes the extra mile to help out.
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