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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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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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[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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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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Our magnetically attached vent covers can help reduce noise while underway.


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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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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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