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Old 07-23-2018, 06:26 AM   #201
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Thanks, let me know if you find the motor. I'm pretty sure this one only died when it was left on while I was working on the wiring and the batteries got too low, when there wasn't enough juice to spin it but still enough to melt a winding. Probably how a lot of originals died.


You've got 2 fantastic/maxair sized fans in your 310? Was that standard? I just have one in the kitchen area, would love to install a second.

Or did you install a maxair in the shower/bathroom? Because that is also something that sounds like an upgrade
Ya it must have been an option to order the second fan, it's in the rear bedroom area. It's nice having one blowing in and one out. Ill look for that motor today.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:35 PM   #202
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I found that motor for the exhaust fan, with the blade.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:02 PM   #203
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You've got 2 fantastic/maxair sized fans in your 310? Was that standard? I just have one in the kitchen area, would love to install a second.

Or did you install a maxair in the shower/bathroom? Because that is also something that sounds like an upgrade
If you want a second fan in the bedroom area, it can be done......carefully; and I can't stress enough the carefully part. Two 120volt lines run through that area and there is a big bundle of 12 volt lines on the passenger side (looking towards the front of the coach) of your cut. HOWEVER, the good news is Airstream pre wired 12 volt for the additional fan when building these coaches, even if only one fan was chosen.

Since I'm playing catch up with Mayco all the time, it was only a matter of time that I'd risk cutting the outside skin open in order to put a fan in like Mike's. I'm very glad I did it. Use a Fein saw and only cut into the skin to the depth of the aluminum, or you'll cut some wires.

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Old 07-24-2018, 06:52 AM   #204
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I found that motor for the exhaust fan, with the blade.
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:58 AM   #205
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If you want a second fan in the bedroom area, it can be done......carefully; and I can't stress enough the carefully part. Two 120volt lines run through that area and there is a big bundle of 12 volt lines on the passenger side (looking towards the front of the coach) of your cut. HOWEVER, the good news is Airstream pre wired 12 volt for the additional fan when building these coaches, even if only one fan was chosen.

Since I'm playing catch up with Mayco all the time, it was only a matter of time that I'd risk cutting the outside skin open in order to put a fan in like Mike's. I'm very glad I did it. Use a Fein saw and only cut into the skin to the depth of the aluminum, or you'll cut some wires.

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Looks like a worthwhile upgrade, maybe when I get around to solar and am spending a bunch of time on the roof anyway!
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:20 PM   #206
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Here are a few pics of that motor. You're welcome to it. You will eventually want a multi speed reversible fan in your rig, I guarantee it. But if this will get you by until you get around to that then have at it. They are pretty tough little motors.

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Thanks!
I really appreciate it, but are we talking the same fan?
That looks like one of the original big ones, I'm looking for the little guys with the squirrel cage type that go in the bathroom and shower, I'm not sure that one will fit
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:45 AM   #208
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Thanks!
I really appreciate it, but are we talking the same fan?
That looks like one of the original big ones, I'm looking for the little guys with the squirrel cage type that go in the bathroom and shower, I'm not sure that one will fit
The fan in the picture above is definitely a full size vent fan. You may have to buy the complete unit as shown in one of the replies above. I dont know if the motor can easily be swapped in one of those.

When the motor in mine went bad, I bought the entire unit, figuring I would just swap the motor, but I ended up on scraping vulkem and using the entire new unit.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:15 AM   #209
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Thanks!
I really appreciate it, but are we talking the same fan?
That looks like one of the original big ones, I'm looking for the little guys with the squirrel cage type that go in the bathroom and shower, I'm not sure that one will fit
The one I have is out of the bigger vent but I think they use the same motor. Don't know for sure though. Ya I spaced out that you were doing the small ones.
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I think the fan are looking for is made by Vent Line I think they are available through Trailer supply.com . I got 2 for my coach from them
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:23 PM   #211
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Started a Polishing thread!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f441...ml#post2134825

... Starting to think I have too many irons in the fire...




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Crap


I'm assuming shower pans aren't readily available...
Bob replaced his, was that a custom job?
Wondering if tig welding an aluminum replacement would be the easiest
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Old 07-30-2018, 04:23 AM   #213
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Depending on if it can be accessed from below or removed without destroying it, if there is a way to add filler to the bottom, it may look like new again.
I would bet that removing it will destroy the assembly.

The roof of my shower has long cracks in the curved section and other than to drill stop holes, I am leaving it alone until Home Depot sells one that fits like the OEM shower!

Maybe some sort of surface repair will keep it going?
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:30 AM   #214
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I'm assuming shower pans aren't readily available...
Bob replaced his, was that a custom job?
Wondering if tig welding an aluminum replacement would be the easiest
You are correct, shower pans are not available. If I remember right Bob had his custom made which is about the only option available that I know of.

If you're still looking for a fan/motor I found the ones I removed from the 345. You can have one if you're interested.

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You are correct, shower pans are not available. If I remember right Bob had his custom made which is about the only option available that I know of.

If you're still looking for a fan/motor I found the ones I removed from the 345. You can have one if you're interested.

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Brad, fan would be awesome, I'll trade you for the door lock plate, shoot me a picture and your address when you get a chance

I might call a couple of places up in Elkhart to get an idea of what it would cost, but if a tig welder is cheaper, i have a sheet metal brake and a new shop press calling my name...
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Some backstory on the shower as a warning to others

At some point yesterday the bathroom sink was accidentally left dripping, and the grey tank was already pretty full. Pretty sure that's why the shower was almost full of water when I got home. I had always suspected the shower had a slow weep/leak, and that the floor under it would need replaced, but i think all that weight cracked it open right there. Carpet in the kitchen/bathroom is still damp feeling this morning, despite getting as much out with towels as possible and having a fan on it last night.

This might expedite my new floor plans


This afternoon I'll do my best to seal it up with trempro635 and see if we can limp it along a couple weeks


On the bright side, at least I don't have a gmc palm beach with a single tank and much lower shower threshold.. that mess would have been significantly worse
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If I'm not mistaken the shower pan is made from ABS plastic. Assuming it is you can repair the crack with a slurry made from MEK and ABS pellets. It may not be pretty but it should be effective.

Repairing would be the same process used to repair the front and rear banana wraps.

Definitely worth trying.

Oh yeah, underneath your shower pan is most likely a sheet of particle board so you can just about bet on the fact that the particle board is now swollen

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If I'm not mistaken the shower pan is made from ABS plastic. Assuming it is you can repair the crack with a slurry made from MEK and ABS pellets. It may not be pretty but it should be effective.

Repairing would be the same process used to repair the front and rear banana wraps.

Definitely worth trying.

Oh yeah, underneath your shower pan is most likely a sheet of particle board so you can just about bet on the fact that the particle board is now swollen

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Yea, i could tell when I bought the motorhome whatever was under there had sagged and needed replaced. Surprised it's just particle board though, not OSB or plywood??

I totally blanked on trying ABS/MEK, thanks for the reminder!
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Went to move today and noticed the exhaust was way louder on the passenger side... Fixed that

Also front AC now only works on low settings, probably either the selector switch or the start capacitor, will dig in further, need to climb up and unclog the drain anyway

Also think I'm gonna replace the jeep with a Honda fit
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Got the shower pan out

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...al-185030.html

You'll notice there's an overflow pipe outside the shower in the pantry... This is dumb. So very very dumb.
Come on airstream. Should we have an overflow valve that dumps water outside? Nah, let's dump in in the compartment the 120to12v converter sits in, in the kitchen.

Seriously. Dumbest thing I've seen yet.

I need to fix this.
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