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Old 04-07-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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New motor for fan?

The fan in my air vent (77 Argosy) sounds terrible and spins slower than I think it should . Are new motors available?

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Old 04-07-2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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What kind of fan do you have? Is it original? or a replacement?
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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I have had some success extending the life of old motors by lubing the shaft bushings. Sometimes you can squirt and reach the bushings from the exterior, sometimes by taking it apart. As a last resort I have drilled a small hole in the end caps to get some oil in there.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:17 AM   #4
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.......It's the original vent & fan. I want to keep it stock as well.

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Old 04-07-2007, 11:37 AM   #5
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We were told you could not replace the fan with the same fan. Our RV stores are not too excited about helping people fix old trailers and old fixtures. They want to sell you something new.

What we did to fix the stove vent fan that had burned out was to take a fan motor out of one of the vents. We figured if we needed the extra vent fan we could always buy a Fantastic Fan later.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:12 PM   #6
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The Fantastic or Maxx-Air fans are a vast improvement over the OEM fans, and would generally be considered an upgrade even to "vintage people".
An alternative would be to grab one out of a wreck at an RV salvage yard.
I had one in our Argosy that gave me problems, and I found that the lube remedy was only temporary.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:31 PM   #7
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The fan in my air vent (77 Argosy) sounds terrible and spins slower than I think it should . Are new motors available?

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We have the correct fan motor for your vent.

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We have the correct fan motor for your vent.

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Or, you could just give Andy a call, he may have one in stock...
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Or, you could just give Andy a call, he may have one in stock...
Terry, That's a great idea! The things you come up with...
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:40 PM   #10
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Did this last week

I ordered a replacement fan from Andy last week. It works great and here are a couple of pointers.

Make sure you keep your mounting hardware (nuts and washers) since the new fan does not have all of that. Also be careful removing the fan blade but if you do break it...gues what? Andy has that too!

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Vintage Trailer Supply also has these parts.
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Vintage Trailer Supply also has these parts.
Only authorized Airstream dealers can obtain Airstream parts from the factory.

A non-dealer can of course buy some Airstream parts from an Airstream dealer, and then in turn sell them.

That usually results in a selling price higher than if that part was bought directly from a "authorized dealer."

Additionally, purchasing an Airstream part from a non-dealer, carries no factory warranty, as Airstream protects only it's dealers.

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