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Old 12-26-2019, 11:35 AM   #1
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Noises! Help...

Anyone else have an abundance of noise coming from the fan? Iíll replace it just to not listen to it creak and moan for most of the trip. Anyone have a fix for it? I havenít been able to isolate exactly where the noise is coming from exactly yet. Plastic, metal closure, I just donít know.

I havenít looked for an answer yet in this one either, but how about an adjustment for the windows? We have one that sticks out just a little but seems to be leaking a little air too.
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:50 AM   #2
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Bathroom fan? Main coach ceiling fan? You said plastic, so I'm assuming you are not talking about the engine cooling fan?
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Old 12-27-2019, 01:15 AM   #3
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For the windows, I'm assuming you're referring to the crank-out ones. The gasket that seals the window when it's closed can come out of its little track and prevent the window from closing all the way. Try cranking the window all the way open so you can see the gasket and then push the gasket back into the track.
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:14 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=Hawk-ination;2318511]Anyone else have an abundance of noise coming from the fan?

Fan noise:

Itís difficult to help without more info ~ what year ASI?

What I can share from our experience is the ceiling fan, located just behind the driverís seat, was changed by Airstream on all ASI units in 2018. Iím embarrassed to say I donít recall from ďwhichĒ manufacturer to ďwhich.Ē

Anyway, the new fan (Dometic?) is the same fan used in the AS trailers. It is noisy, sits higher in the roofline of the coach and does not contribute to a quiet interior environment while underway (or parked). Itís a crummy design with limited sealing.

Temporary Solution:
On our current 2018 ASI which we purchased about 1.5 months ago, we duct taped all around the leading exterior horizontal edges of the fan for this extended road trip. Remarkable difference and with temps around 15-25 degrees F, we donít think weíll be using the fan anyway. We are just happy to not listen to the noise from this inferior product.

Our long term solution is to source a new fan of the previous design from the original supplier in the 2014.5-2017 ASIís...or create a positive gasket seal and possible roof scoop if necessary.

Iím unsure your ASI year, but you might also want to zip up to hour ASI roof and physically inspect for damage or deterioration of you donít have a 2018-19 unit.
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Old 12-27-2019, 03:50 PM   #5
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Anyone else have an abundance of noise coming from the fan? Iíll replace it just to not listen to it creak and moan for most of the trip. Anyone have a fix for it? I havenít been able to isolate exactly where the noise is coming from exactly yet. Plastic, metal closure, I just donít know.

I havenít looked for an answer yet in this one either, but how about an adjustment for the windows? We have one that sticks out just a little but seems to be leaking a little air too.
HAWK - since you have a 2014 Interstate assume you are talking about noise from the MaxxAir Deluxe fan. Here is link to a post on the Sprinter-Source Forum from 2017 that I used to lower the noise of my vent fan.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...5&postcount=55

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Old 12-27-2019, 07:38 PM   #6
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Our magnetically attached vent covers can help reduce noise while underway.


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Old 01-07-2020, 02:20 PM   #7
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Sorry everyone, I was in the land of limited cell signal and my posts were not coming through. It is the fan behind the driver/passenger seats. It creaks like there is plastic rubbing on something. Yes, it is a crank out window that is open a bit. I will check the gasket when it is out of storage again. Thanks for the heads up. And yes, a 2014.5 Lounge.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:51 AM   #8
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All great suggestions. I like the magnetic vent cover as itís an easy on and off solution. Iím going to try the duct tape for longer trips. Wish I could isolate the sound but itís hard to drive with your head stuck in the vent .
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:23 PM   #9
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Hijacking my own post so I donít make the forum gods angry.
Or maybe I still will.

Iíve read there are possible issues with the Dometic controller for the AC/heat unit, and I think Iíve run into them. Ours has to cycle through the programs to kick on, you have to get it in the right time frame, and seems like itís luck if it works.

Just a question, but should the AC unit run when you select heat? That doesnít make sense to me but havenít had enough time in the Airstream to figure everything out. Can someone advise if theirs works like that or not please? Thank you-
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:45 PM   #10
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If youíre talking about the Optional Heat selection, my AC unit runs when I use that.

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Old 03-23-2020, 07:10 PM   #11
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On my 2013, my a/c fan has never run when I have heat selected.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:22 PM   #12
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Just not making sense to me to blow air or cold air in while trying to heat it. I think we have some sort of issue. Off to the shop it goes, but maybe in June or July. Unless anyone else has any suggestions....
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I had the AC + heat problem briefly on my 2014.5 Lounge. I did a reset on the thermostat and it went away for the almost 2 years I owned that coach.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:02 PM   #14
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I had same problem in my 2014.5. As Pahaska said a reset fixed problem for a couple of years but have had to do reset a couple of times.
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Old 04-07-2020, 02:28 PM   #15
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Our 2019 had a horrible squeak.Turned out to be one of the blinds was not clipped into it's mount. Since day one, we had that squeak. Galley module? Nope. Screen door? Nope. Ottoman? Nope. it was the metal spring loaded clip that holds the blind. Someone at the factory did not clip it in. Makes me want to go the the Jackson Center factory break room and tip over someones chocolate milk. It is amazing such a minor oversight can cause MONTHS of misery for someone else. You would think THOR makes these! Oh. Wait a minute. They do.
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Old 04-10-2020, 06:24 PM   #16
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If your mean is spilling someoneís chocolate milk, I think I want to be your friend! Thanks for making me laugh and I feel bad for doing so over your misery.

Amazing how those little annoying squeaks can just drive a person batty! That would be an amazingly hard squeak to find! Glad you did figure out what your problem ended up being.

If you miss it, feel free to come over. Weíll shove your head up in that fan opening and go for a nice drive and you can help me find my annoying little squeak!
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Airstream Interstate has 198 different squeaks and rattles, and for more than four years in a row and more than 100 thousand miles I have been eliminating them one by one and one at a time. Though still have some anyway )))
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I find that most of my rattles are from the contents of the cabinets and drawers. I have never had any significant squeaks in either AI.

With the glove compartment right over the front wheels, I have had a lot of noise from there until I padded the hard surfaces. Same for the top compartment on the dash. Stuff likes to bounce in there.
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I find that most of my rattles are from the contents of the cabinets and drawers. I have never had any significant squeaks in either AI.

With the glove compartment right over the front wheels, I have had a lot of noise from there until I padded the hard surfaces. Same for the top compartment on the dash. Stuff likes to bounce in there.
Your AI was probably build by more precise technicians )))
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Our most annoying, and difficult to fix, squeaks come from connection between cabinets and the wall and/or one cabinet to the next. Some squeaks addressed by trying to tighten the connection. Others addressed by jamming something into the space to force the two pieces apart.

And of course the cover to the ceiling fan that needs to be closed tighter at least once during each day of traveling. From what I can tell we don't have a lot of noise caused by drawer or cabinet content. But we do have to be sure that there are no empty hangers in the closet or they will rock against the door and/or wall during every sway.
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