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Old 11-15-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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Stuck Fan

Hi all,

After going on my first trip with my 97 Excella I'm discovering a few bugs that need to be fixed. #1 is the front light/vent that has an electric fan attached. When I first used this fixture I opened the vent, the fan went on and would not shut off. I did as instructed in the owners manual and backed off the control handle, but that did not shut off the fan. After playing with it for about an hour I cut the 12 volt power and the fan went off. I was hoping that this would reset the fan and everything would be normal again, but that was not the case because as soon as I put 12 volt power into the trailer the fan went on and would not go off. I finally had to take off the shroud and and screen in order to get to where the wires were going to the fan and cut one of the wires in order to get the darn thing to stop.

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I suspect a bad relay of some sort. Is this a common problem with this kind of fan, and if so can I buy a simple electrical part without replacing the whole assembly?



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Old 11-15-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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You have a bad switch. Depending on how you want to fix it, you can use a simple toggle switch to turn it on and off. It's kind of ugly sticking out, so you may want to try to find the correct switch.
Depending on how overboard you want to go fixing it, you can get a Fantastic Fan, and install it there.

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Old 11-20-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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I never thought about that, maybe it will be the easest way to fix the problem rather than having to climb on the roof and tear into something I'm not familiar with.

The trailer is in storage, when I get a chance I will look at the vent and see if I can put a toggle switch where it will not be so obvious.


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Old 11-20-2008, 07:48 PM   #4
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They do make a on / off swith using a remote control. I have seen them on the net or you can even build one. Just check it out?
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