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Old 05-17-2021, 01:08 PM   #1
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Who knows the Fan ... worth Five Points ..

The lovely 2017 model and older ASI utilized an overhead exhaust fan which was very quiet (when closed and zipping down the highway).

Then in 2018 AS switched to a different fan, and I think (i think) built a little vertical chimney for it....I may be mistaken but I think the 2018 and newer fans sit proud of the roof vs flush. Image below is a 2018 ASI Lounge.


What are my questions?

1. What model number and brand were the quietly sealed 2017 fans?

2. Will they fit on the 2018+ ASI vans?

3. Is it my imagination Pete, or Wach or others ... did the 2018+ van fans end up sitting proud to the horizontal roof surface?


What's my mission?

1. To reduce cockpit noise and be able to successfully use phone bluetooth once again.


Right now, we've duct taped our fan from the exterior roof, rendering it non-functional, but very quiet. It would be nice to circulate some air this summer utilizing the overhead fan ... but then the cockpit noise is too obtrusive (today's word) for me.


That's today's quiz!


Thanks in advance for your informed help



iirc... AS Corp. switched to the same fan as their trailer supplier (Dometic?) and ignored the increased noise but loved the extra profit margin from the switch. This was their value engineering team at work iirc. But I may be mistaken
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Old 05-17-2021, 05:32 PM   #2
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My 2013 Interstate has the MAXX-AIR Deluxe fan like seen in this link.

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-an...00-06401K.html

They have several versions on this fan with built in rain shield. I think it is the best roof vent fan on the market. Iíve left mine open during severe thunderstorm rain down pours with not a drop leaking inside.

In 2018 Airstream switched to the cheaper Fan-Tastic fan that I donít like at all.

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-an.../FV801208.html
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Old 05-18-2021, 03:56 AM   #3
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You will probably think Iím a little off base on this one. I bought a cover that Hein sells on eBay for our fan. Itís held on by magnets you glue to the inside of the plastic fan housing.

Itís a touch expensive in my opinion for a square piece of fabric and a couple magnets, in my opinion. Quite honestly though, itís probably been one of the best purchases Iíve made for our Interstate.

Our fan would squeak like there was no other at times as we went down the road. I could not figure out what to do to isolate the noise, or what to put between what pieces of plastic to eliminate the sound. At first, I tried to ignore the squeaking when it would rear itís ugly head, but as time went on, I just couldnít handle it anymore.

I think Hein saw my post and recommended the cover. Weíve had it on for a few trips now and my significant other just commented at how you canít hear a thing from that fan any longer. Iíd never think a cover would work to eliminate squeaks like that, but Iíd recommend it all day long. Not sure if itís the answer youíre looking for, but if it helps, itís solved our issue and we can still use our fan when needed.

You can find it on eBay or on his website as follows:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132946231471

https://diyvan.com/collections/roof-vent-adapters
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Old 05-18-2021, 08:33 AM   #4
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I had the Maxx-Air fan in my 2014.5 and loved it. I would more than happily go back to the Maxx-Air fan in my 2018. It would require some wiring because the touch panel would not interface with it. That would be OK with me because the touch panel is a pain ... it is just as simple to operate the fan directly. If I were not nearing the end of my RVing life, I would change over to the Maxx-Air in a moment.
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Old 05-18-2021, 11:13 AM   #5
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I had the Maxx-Air fan in my 2014.5 and loved it. I would more than happily go back to the Maxx-Air fan in my 2018. It would require some wiring because the touch panel would not interface with it. That would be OK with me because the touch panel is a pain ... it is just as simple to operate the fan directly. If I were not nearing the end of my RVing life, I would change over to the Maxx-Air in a moment.




Thanks to all for your feedback - super helpful.

Box - I appreciate the link.

Iím hoping itís my imagination ... thereís no raised chimney and the Max is a plug-n-play

Iíve ordered it, having it express ship to my Scottsdale AZ dealer for my upcoming service appointment

Thankful for the advice ... especially Alex for the PM advice on the other subject yesterday
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:58 PM   #6
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You will probably think I’m a little off base on this one. I bought a cover that Hein sells on eBay for our fan. It’s held on by magnets you glue to the inside of the plastic fan housing.

It’s a touch expensive in my opinion for a square piece of fabric and a couple magnets, in my opinion. Quite honestly though, it’s probably been one of the best purchases I’ve made for our Interstate.

Our fan would squeak like there was no other at times as we went down the road. I could not figure out what to do to isolate the noise, or what to put between what pieces of plastic to eliminate the sound. At first, I tried to ignore the squeaking when it would rear it’s ugly head, but as time went on, I just couldn’t handle it anymore.

I think Hein saw my post and recommended the cover. We’ve had it on for a few trips now and my significant other just commented at how you can’t hear a thing from that fan any longer. I’d never think a cover would work to eliminate squeaks like that, but I’d recommend it all day long. Not sure if it’s the answer you’re looking for, but if it helps, it’s solved our issue and we can still use our fan when needed.

You can find it on eBay or on his website as follows:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132946231471

https://diyvan.com/collections/roof-vent-adapters

I too am a fan of Maxxfan for the "open when raining" reason already mentioned. But Hawks suggestion seems to be the easiest way to quiet it while driving, plus adds a bit of heat/cold insulation as well as draft sealing.
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Old 05-22-2021, 05:57 PM   #7
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I took the cover off yesterday to let some air in for our dogs. Forgot to put it back on for the trip back home. Regretted that in about 10 seconds. Itís really amazing how much sound it deadens.

Our 2014.5 doesnít have a Maxx-air fan, I donít think. Seems like they threw some odd things in once in a while like they just grab whatever was sitting in their parts department at the moment.

Iíd think about switching it out but feel like either Iíve upgraded or have it on the radar to do so much already. Iím not saying anyone else shouldnít, but I might have to stop trying to fix everything that should have come a bit more upgraded from the start.
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