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Old 04-19-2002, 08:28 AM   #1
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Fan-Tastic fan install

I own a 1979 - 31 ft Soveriegn and have two Fan-Tastic fans to install.

The front vent is wired for a fan. Are the other two vents wired for a fan. The other two vents at this time have no fan installed.
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Old 04-20-2002, 08:24 AM   #2
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I don't believe the other two vents have power to them. If you pull the inside trim you might find wires there for power.
I spent yesterday installing a Fan-Tastic fan in the front vent replacing the Airstream vent and the light fixture under it. I had planed on a 1 to 1 1/2 hour job, and took 2 1/2 hours just to remove the outside cover and sealer.
It sure is a great fan a lot better than orginally installed by Airstream.
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Thank you for the information and the bad news on the time element. I guess it would be a one hour job if the rivets were all out before hand. I' mjust going to start the install now.
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Wink Hi Gordon

Welcome to the Forum, I'm a fellow Canuck from Calgary.
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Old 05-01-2002, 03:45 PM   #5
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Hi Cowboy:

I just moved my Airstream to Thompson for the summer,,,, if it ever comes. There is a huge pile of snow up there yet. I flew back to Winnipeg today and sit till the weather warms up north. I fly water bombers for the province and there ain't much need for me up north just yet.
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Unhappy

Still waiting for summer to get working on my trailer. Snow flakes are falling as I write
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YUK! It's coming to Winnipeg after the heat wave of +20 rolls through tomorrow.
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31F here this A.M. To bad you have to put up with all that heat.

I used to go to DFW every spring for recurrent training on the jet I flew. Nice weather usually with horrendous thunderstorms.
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We purchased the fan from CW and I called the company and they are sending out a "airstream garnish" no charge. When it gets here is there any thing else I should know? Does the space in the galley area of a 1983 310 MH accept this new fan? Or should I just pay CW the 55.00 to do it. They are booked til July 5th. Also getting up on top would it help if I put a carpeted board up there?
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Old 06-03-2002, 03:19 PM   #11
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Fan Install

I haven't gotten around to intalling the fan as my trailer is in Thompson Manitoba and I am not.

Acording to the instructions some metal cutting is required. Carpeted board sounds like a good idea.
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I had a Fantastic Fan installed by them at the International Rally in Sioux Falls SD last summer. This was on my former 1960 Overlander. They had a promo at the rally for free install. It only took them about 1/2 hr. Shows how much practice helps.
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Thanks for your info.
A friend of mine from Winnipeg had one installed at the same place last year at the same function I believe..... He has one of those rich people 34 footers.
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I am happy to report, I have installed my fan-Tastic fan with no trouble as long as you have the tools.

To get the old vent off, I used a standard flat carpenters chisel to remove the aluminum rivets. There is a little bit of metal trimming..... no big deal. A new light has to be installed also. I put in a flourecent light fixture.

It operates as they say it does.

I think one is enough, so, I just happen to have one for sale. It is still unopened in the box.
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Glad to hear all went well! I want to install one in my 78 sovereign and wondered what you did for the light? Did you mount the flourescent next to fan for wiring access? I was thinking of mounting in the galley area, which has a vent and the 6 light fixture using the light wiring for both fan and light. Do you see any problems?
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What are you guys doing with your old Airstream roof vents (the ones with the little skylight)? Do any of you have the Lindeen vent covers that aren't being used?
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Vent covers

One of my cohorts in another town has a "78" 31ft A/S and he glommed on to my old one right away.

Sorry.
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Light install with vent fan

I installed the light fixture beside the vent. It give plenty of light in the lounge area.
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I will let you know when we get ours installed next month. We do not have a light just the fan and cover that of course opens up. It is opaque is that what you mean by sky light? If it let me know.
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Old 06-23-2002, 09:07 AM   #20
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Light fixture

The cover for the fan is almost clear and lets in light. I also removed the original light fixture that was in my "79" A/S and replaced it with a new flouresent light fixture which I placed next to the new vent.

This is in the lounge area. If you are putting yours in the kitchen area, the same would apply I should think.

The light fixture is off center,,, but what the heck, it doesn't matter to me.

You could also install a light fixture on both sides of the vent.
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