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Old 10-26-2020, 01:54 PM   #21
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It seems the noise is coming from the flexing of the cover itself while driving. Iím thinking about reinforcing the cover with something, maybe flex tape, cheesy as that sounds. Anyone tried this hack or something to reduce the noice from the cover itself? Iím about ready to replace it since all we hear is squeaking from the darn thing. We donít have a lot of other noises minus the wet bath extension that is pointless other than making noise.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:20 AM   #22
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It seems the noise is coming from the flexing of the cover itself while driving. Iím thinking about reinforcing the cover with something, maybe flex tape, cheesy as that sounds. Anyone tried this hack or something to reduce the noice from the cover itself? Iím about ready to replace it since all we hear is squeaking from the darn thing. We donít have a lot of other noises minus the wet bath extension that is pointless other than making noise.
Bath extension can be screwed into its frame as its useless anyway. One must have a really great a** to use that extension, but such a one canít walk between the bathroom and galley.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:10 AM   #23
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We always leave the extension out. Not sure it gains us much in the bathroom. But even with it out that end of the extension is not the narrowest part of the aisle, so it isn't hurting anything. I made a wedge that I have velro-ed into the wedge space at the top of the hinged panel, to provide a forced-open position with enough tension on it to not rattle.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:16 AM   #24
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I also always left the extension out. I removed the latch hardware and installed strong magnets on the edge of the door and the frame. It made it easy to just pull the extension open and clean behind the stool or reach supplies behind the stool.

The magnets I installed were actually magnets intended for shoes to replace shoelaces. I installed one part on the extension and the other on the frame.
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:57 AM   #25
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Maybe a not bad idea as well
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Old 12-01-2020, 09:40 AM   #26
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Went with Heinís solution. Have stuffed some towels above the fan which has helped a bit in the meantime. I think the majority of the noise is coming from the plastic cover flexing as we are driving.

The second project will be to secure the bathroom extension and I think that will get the majority of the squeaks out of our coach thankfully.

Thanks for the suggestion Hein. I sure hope it cuts down on the noises coming from the exhaust fan. The Interstate is never going to be 100 percent quiet, but anything that helps cut down the noise level is a win in my book. Luckily ours is fairly quiet overall minus those two areas, at least for an RV.
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Old 12-02-2020, 03:01 AM   #27
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Went with Hein’s solution. Have stuffed some towels above the fan which has helped a bit in the meantime. I think the majority of the noise is coming from the plastic cover flexing as we are driving.

The second project will be to secure the bathroom extension and I think that will get the majority of the squeaks out of our coach thankfully.

Thanks for the suggestion Hein. I sure hope it cuts down on the noises coming from the exhaust fan. The Interstate is never going to be 100 percent quiet, but anything that helps cut down the noise level is a win in my book. Luckily ours is fairly quiet overall minus those two areas, at least for an RV.
But I didn’t understand- if this nicely cut leather cover blocks the opening, how the flow will run then?
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Old 12-04-2020, 05:17 PM   #28
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The cover comes off easily as it is held in place by magnets. The cover is only for when the fan is not in use.
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Old 12-05-2020, 12:37 AM   #29
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The cover comes off easily as it is held in place by magnets. The cover is only for when the fan is not in use.
Got it thanks.
Could you please give me a link where you bought it?
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Old 12-05-2020, 08:38 AM   #30
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Heinís link to his eBay page:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132946231471
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:04 AM   #31
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Heinís link to his eBay page:

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Old 01-15-2021, 10:05 AM   #32
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I have to give a five star review on the vent cover from Hein. We took the Interstate out of storage to work on some projects this winter. I donít know if our vent cover is not making noise now because of the cold, but I can say I donít hear a thing like I did before from the cover. Weíll see what it is like in the spring, but as of now, Iíd highly recommend the vent cover.

Itís a bit expensive in my opinion, but having even one trip without listening to the almost constant squeaking coming from behind our heads makes it much worth the cost. Didnít think that would be the case, but itís made a world of difference.

Now on to the only remaining squeak from the expandable bath wall...!
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:10 AM   #33
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I just replaced the MaxFan for that with a remote, and it is silent while driving now.

Btw, does anyone have one with remote - I’m wondering of how long range a remote should work. Mine is a brand new, and works only if I point to the vent while staying right under it.
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I just replaced the MaxFan for that with a remote, and it is silent while driving now.

Btw, does anyone have one with remote - Iím wondering of how long range a remote should work. Mine is a brand new, and works only if I point to the vent while staying right under it.


I have the MaxFan with the remote, installed in the past year. The range of the remote is very short, as you describe. Joe
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Old 01-17-2021, 01:43 AM   #35
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And is any way to extend the remote range?
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