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Old 04-26-2006, 01:29 AM   #1
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1992 34' Limited
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Rear vent - Original??

Hello all -

Have a '92 34' Classic Limited. It has a rear vent that has a full shroud that seems designed for venting at all times including a higway speeds. Will try to post photos but will also try to describe, as my luck posting photos is so far 0%.

The vent cover ( rectangle shape - aprox 15x20) that looks to be factory installed based on roof cover applications and overall fit and finish. It has "AS" on the side. It ( cover) goes to the trailer roof along the front edge and back along the side about 4 or 5inches - perhaps to allow venting at speed. Then it rises to about 4/5 inches height along the rest of the perimeter. There is a fan mounted inside the above mentioned cover, with a round housing, that is exhaust only. There is a wall mounted switch that operates the fan in the rear bedroom. The inside has louvers (2) that are operated manually - there is no weather tight closure ie. there is always a heat/cool air leak here. The inside grill is rivited and attached by screws.

1st question - factory?
2nd question - if not, then who made it since there is no idenitifiable info?
3rd question - should I replace with a FF? Got a FF (from an '00) for $90 complete. Deal? or not a deal?
4th question - Is this a 'do-it-yourself' install?

Thanks to any and all answers to the myriad above.


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Old 04-26-2006, 04:37 AM   #2
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Axel, answering you questions in order:
1-Maybe. Airstream put some (IMHO) cheapie vents like that on their coaches for a while.
2-Sounds like a Maxx-Air. There is another factory vent similar, with a plastic top, and plastic gears to open and close, the gears break frequently, and parts are NLA.
3- I would. $90 is 1/3 to 1/2 price, depending on fan and options.
4-If you pay attention to what you are doing, and are fairly mechanically adept, you should be able to perform this upgrade.
Good luck

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Old 04-26-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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Maxx-aire sorta...

Terry - Thanks for the reply.

The vent cover is sort of reminiscent to the Maxx-aire cover but the newer MA's go all the way around the lower/roof touching perimeter. This one is NOT like that as it is open on the middle to the rear lower perimeter.

Is installing the FF primarily and outside endeavor - yes?

Spoke today with the guy that will be pulling the FF out of the other trailer and there was some question about the wiring/ rain sensor being affected by the removal. Is there anything to this?


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Old 04-26-2006, 01:24 PM   #4
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1992 34' Limited
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Fantastic Fan photos

Hello all-

Does anyone have photos of a FF outside a trailer ( either before install or after removal). Any kind of an inventory of all that I should be expecting when I buy this unit from the salvage guy.

Thanks for any and all info. Will check the FF website but it never hurts to ask.

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