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Old 09-21-2002, 07:34 AM   #15
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Parts are available for the Maxxair. They make fine products. Even a replacement housing for your beatup Coleman A/C unit. Every RV/Trailer supplier sells them.

http://www.maxxair.com/

But here is my .02cents opinion. I think they look great on "Other Brand Trailers", but I think they look out of place on an Airstream trailer and ruin the aerodynamic lines. JMHO.

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Old 10-05-2002, 04:37 AM   #16
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Unhappy AIRSTREAM bathroom FAN

...come on.. is [U]everyone[U] on here in a different income-brackette from me...?? ?.I just want to fix the one I have...
Please remember this little lady is working on a shoestring...;p
anyway, someone once told me it's cheaper to fix it....and it's probably the motor...

SOoooooooooooooooooooooo does anyone know how to test it?---the Airstream stock fan? how to repair it?

... like all the posts I read on this thread are recommending the newer ones,,,the "FANtastic" one that I posted about.. What about the stock Airstream fan, with the straight wood handle that 'twists' the fan to open and turn on....? That's what I have...and I don't want to spoil my 'record' of repairing what's 'stock' anyway.

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Old 10-05-2002, 07:26 AM   #17
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CAT,
I recently fixed mine..It was perhaps like yours as well since my A/S is an 84. There's several things you might need. One, is the fan blade assy. Reason, it's made out of nylon and the ol' sun's UV has wrecked havoc with it. It'll probably just crumble to the touch. The motor may just be stuck from lack of use, if you're lucky~!
This is what I did. First, I position a ladder next to the bathroom window, so I could reach the exhaust fan cap. It has two screws that need to be removed. Set this cap aside as you'll need to refinis it later. you'll now see the exposed fan blade assy. Be very careful in pullin this up off the motor's shaft. You'll want to keep it as a guide for pickin up a replacement. Now the motor is exposed to you, I found mine covered completely with TX RED DIRT. I then cleaned the motor completely, leaving it mounted still in it's location. Put a few drops of WD-40 oil on the shaft and, then with a pair of plier, work the shaft back and forth until it was moving. Then, I got my D/W to turn the switch on and off in the bathroom until we got it running again. a few more drops of oil and start/stop.This fixed the stuck motor. Now for the hard part. I couldn't find the exact replacement fan assy to use so, I went to a local RV dealer and, in searching he found a fan assy that was used in a furnace unit that matched the one that I had in my hands. Two exceptions, the new one was black(UV inhibitor?) and, the ole stlye "D" radio dial shaft hole was slightly bigger. This I filled in with spring clip to create the sideward pressure needed to hold it in place. I then filled in the rest of the space with VULKUM, to seal it tight. let it cure for several days before even testing the fan~ !! The fan cap that was taken off first now needs to be redone. If you look on the inside lip, you should see where you once had a rubber seal. If it's like mine at all, it's gone completely~ Go to Lowe's or Home Depo and, pick up some rubber seal. It has the stickies on one side. While you're there, pick up some stainless steel screws and new fastner to replace that which is rusted out on yours. Look for some small flat washers and rubber gromets to push the screws thru . I put the flat washer on the screw first, with the rubber gromet to be against the fan's cap surface. This will make it water tight~! Once you got it back together..JUST WAIT A FEW DAYS TO LET THE SEAL CURE.. you should be back in business...GOOD LUCK~!!
I hope that this has made it easier for you~!
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Old 10-05-2002, 08:14 PM   #18
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1984 Bathroom Fan

Thank you...I don't know what your 'moniker'..is???
I'm out the door for an old-fashioned milkshake...but read your post and think it's GREAT...*'m going to print it out...but will read it better when I get online again, and respond more 'in kind'...

Thank you VERY VERY VERY MUCH!! Ho'w's it working now???
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Old 10-06-2002, 04:50 AM   #19
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CAT,
It works flawlessly now. The main thing was, in my research, discovered that the exact motor wasn't available, only a replacement. It's not the same~as the originial but I have it. If you need a replacement motor and fan blade assy. Because it was slightly different in size, it would've meant some modify'in of the bracket that holds it in place, etc.
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Moniker: refers to a PERLCOMMAND...lol, or URL.. I've add that to my profile. Thanks for the catch.
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Hi... so, does that mean you'll sell me your OLD motor and fan? & I would want it why? .
& your "Moniker" what is a PERLCOMMAND?

>>...lol, or URL.. I've add that to my profile. Thanks for the catch.<<

what did I catch? LOL do we call you "Perl"..?

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Re the Bathroom FAN...:

Your reply made me think of my "Nu-Tone" center in the counter-top...When I took it in to the dealer to have the motor rebuilt..because all accessories for this little GEM are now 'extinct' and if you find any,,,you'd better get 'em, b/c you'll never get 'em again,,, so...the guy said to me "There's nothing wrong with your motor...it's good."...and I said, "but, if it did seize up, could I find a replacement?"..."probably not", he replied... "My point exactly...(says I),,,please just rebuild the motor"...& he did, and i will have it 'serviced' annually as long as I have Bear.

Could the shower motor be like that? Even if it runs, rebuilding it could extend the life?????
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Old 10-07-2002, 05:55 AM   #21
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Catch of the DAY

Cat,
Nooo, it didn't mean that at all..lol, my old motor is still intact and, it's gonna stay there. If, perchance, your old motor has completely died and, you wanted to try to replace it. I do have this new motor with the fan blade assy.

Quote:
"What did I catch?"
That, I would hope would be a "friend"...
After all, we all share that one common thread. The love of our Airstream~!~
lov to hear more about how your project is going.
Is it possible to share before and after pictures?
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Old 10-07-2002, 06:09 AM   #22
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Moniker

Cat...^&^
Quote:
your "Moniker" what is a PERLCOMMAND?
Example:
Quote:
Moniker is a simple command-line Perl script that was born at motherofperl.com. It's being actively developed there by me, Jonathan Eisenzopf . It is intended to be simple to install and use, but is not intended to be a full-featured replacement for more advanced monitoring tools.
futhermore...
moniker -h host -s service [-e email]
moniker -f Moniker is executed from the command-line with the following required options:

-h hostname you want to monitor
-s name of the service which can include: ftp,
ssh, telnet, domain, www, pop, nntp, imap,
irc, smtp
-e email address to send error notification to
-f filename of a csv file containing a list of
hosts to monitor. The csv file should contain
3 columns containing: hostname, service, email


lastly:
Perl
This complete guide to Perl includes the basics of the programming language itself, plus CGI programming, XML processing, network programming, database interaction, and graphical user interfaces. The expanded second edition features the latest version of Perl, and covers modules for recent technologies such as XML and SOAP. This book is for experienced and beginning programmers alike who want a single reference for all their needs.
This can be found here.

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/perlnut2/

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If one were to buy a new fantastic fan, where would you install it? In the bath (I have a rear bath) or in the living area? Thanks for the opinions. I can see advantages to both, of course I would like to put them in both locations.
Which model is the best bet? The one with all of the bells and whistles?
Which rallies do they install them at?

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If one were to buy a new fantastic fan, where would you install it? Which model is the best bet? The one with all of the bells and whistles?
The fans are nice. I had two installed. One on the front hatch and one in the rear in the bedroom area. Two fans running together provide much more air and it allows you to vary which one runs. Much more flexability that way.

I have the three speed model, no rain sensor or reverse mode. It does have the thermostat which shuts off the fan and closes the hatch on air temperature. I'm fairly happy with my decision at this point although we did have to make one mad dash back to the trailer when an unexpected shower came up and we had one fan on. So hindsite being 20/20 maybe we should have gone with the rain sensor unit.

Personally I'm curious as to whether they make lower end unit that would replace the bathroom fan. I didn't check this out when I ordered my trailer but I was hoping that A/S would supply better fans on the bath and stove hood than what is found on most SOB trailers. Major disappointment in these two areas.

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Old 10-10-2002, 11:35 AM   #25
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Question Fantastic vs. TurboMaxx

Has anyone else out there had experience with both the Fantastic and TurboMaxx fans?

We had a reversible, thermostatically controlled TurboMaxx over the bed in our last AS. We left it on all summer to keep the trailer aired out; it was set to the warmest setting.

I loved that it could be used in the rain, whether we were in the coach or not. We never had any rain get inside while the fan was running. I hate to give up the use of the fan while it's raining, and we get lots of rain here in FL.

I know many people swear by their Fantastic Fans. How could I use my FF in the rain? Is my only option to add a MaxxAir vent cover?

We are getting close to putting new fans on our MH, and I would appreciate any advice that will help us decide between the two fans.
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I was pretty disappointed by the fact that both the stove vent fan and the bathroom ventilator fan sounded like Boeing 757s taking off. I solved this by splicing series resistors into the fan leads.

I found that a 10 ohm power resistor is just about right. They sell them at Radio Shack, two to a package, for about $2.00 a package. I used one in the stove fan and one in the bathroom vent fan.

I went a step further with the stove vent fan. I wired the light to the adjacent under-cabinet light so that they come on together, thus freeing up the light swich on the vent. I then used the light switch on the vent to short out the 10-ohm resistor. I now have a 2-speed fan; full speed and half speed. I find that half-speed works 95% of the time. I did use full speed one day when the wind was blowing against the trailer quite hard.
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I saw your other threads on this and may try to do something about this in the future. Thanks for posting the info.

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