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Old 05-28-2005, 07:46 AM   #15
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Both of the fans in my 2004 30' Classic only bring air into the trailer but they do not reverse and exhaust air, although the instruction sheet that we got with the trailer in our owner's manual describes a model that reverses and moves air either in or out. I wish my fans moved air in or out.

Do you guys with the newer trailers have fans that work only one way as well??

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Both ours only do exhaust FWIW....
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Old 05-28-2005, 09:17 AM   #16
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Both of the fans in my 2004 30' Classic only bring air into the trailer but they do not reverse and exhaust air, although the instruction sheet that we got with the trailer in our owner's manual describes a model that reverses and moves air either in or out. I wish my fans moved air in or out.

Do you guys with the newer trailers have fans that work only one way as well??

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On my 2004 Classic the front fan is reversable. I there is a switch which I think is labled in/out. The rear fan in the bedroom is exhaust only.

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Old 05-28-2005, 09:45 AM   #17
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On my 2004 Classic the front fan is reversable. I there is a switch which I think is labled in/out. The rear fan in the bedroom is exhaust only.

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Our 2004 CCD is the same way. The front fan is reversable and the rear is exhaust only.

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:28 AM   #18
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Not sure, but I believe this was a design change right before our unit went into production. Now the Classics might still have a push/pull in front, but if I recall, when I asked, the fans from a certain point were all gonna be push only, particularly in back where the tank vents were.......

Either way, I crack open the windows and turn on the vents and there a vortex inside the coach at higher speeds, so to me the pull in feature is not a big thing...but I do love the rain sensors...they work "fantastic"
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Old 05-28-2005, 02:22 PM   #19
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Thanks. I sure would have preferred to have at least one fan that reversed.

I guess that's another thing to check with Airstream when we're in Jackson Center at the end of June.

They were nice enough to give me the instructions for the reversable fan in the owner's manual though.

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Old 05-28-2005, 02:31 PM   #20
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I forgot to mention in the previous post that both of ours stick. I do the same thing Jack does, open them manually the first time and they seem to work ok from then on. I will get some 303 and try that.

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Both of my fans are exhaust only ... and yes, they both stick once in a while ... just like the windows.

I wish I had a Fantastic Fan in the bathroom insead of the Ventline.
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Hey, my single Fantastic (reversible, rain sensor) never sticks. I wonder if it's because I live in a very humid area?
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My 2004 Classic has exhaust only. I too would have liked the reversible one upfront. Mine also stick at the first time opening.
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The FF people told us to try keeping the fan on intake while traveling in order to positively pressurize the trailer and cut down on road dust infiltrating. This may be more of a problem on our vintage units than for your new ones! I've tried this and I'm not sure I can really tell a difference. Anyone else out there doing the same???

BTW, ours sticks after a long period of non-use, too.
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:07 PM   #25
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The FF people told us to try keeping the fan on intake while traveling in order to positively pressurize the trailer and cut down on road dust infiltrating. This may be more of a problem on our vintage units than for your new ones! I've tried this and I'm not sure I can really tell a difference. Anyone else out there doing the same???
Nope, I find the interior stays clean in travel. Things I think stay pretty tight, at least on the newer trailers. I just talked to some folks who took their 30' '04 Safari up to Alaska. They were on some pretty dusty roads, according to them. The trailer stayed clean on the inside. Now the outside were a different story. The took some pretty good hits from gravel above the stone guards.

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I wish I had a Fantastic Fan in the bathroom insead of the Ventline.
All it takes is asking them to do it. I have seen the Fantastic Guys at rallies doing replacements on Bathroom fans. You can get a remote mounted control as well so it can be controlled form the throne.....
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Interesting. Both fans in our 2002 22' CCD reverse. Both have rain sensors...
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:07 AM   #28
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I called Fantastic Fan yesterday to discuss my fan sticking problem - the fans stick almost every time they are opened - and they are sending me some new seals, and some 303 protectant to periodically put on them.

Since I had my trailer sitting in my driveway, I decided to put some 303 on the seals. That seemed to solve the sticking problem - at least for the time being.

I'm sure it's a good idea to put protectant on the seals routinely. The only problem is getting on the roof to do it. When we're traveling and using the trailer, I don't have a ladder that's long enough to get up there.

I also discussed with the customer service woman at Fantastic Fan my desire to put a cover over my fans. (Maxx Air has a cover specifically designed for these fans). She said a problem is that dirt will get in and be difficult to clean, and might prematurely cause damage to the fan.

I also discussed with a guy at Fantastic Fan the fact that Airstream put both fans in my trailer that only exhaust air. He said he would send me the switch to convert the fan in my living room so it would reverse, and said when I get it to call him and he'd walk me through doing it - his quick explanation on the telephone made it seem relatively easy to do this.

I'm finally mildly excited about this Airstream - that's great service, as everyone raves about those Fantastic Fan people. That's just plain FANTASTIC. Maybe I'll be a fan of these fans yet!

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