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Old 12-22-2014, 04:45 PM   #31
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The issue with removing and reinstalling the fan is the screws. They are metal screws in plastic and will wear out the hole so to speak. I switched out my 19' cover for a smoke lens and while installing that thought crossed my mind, these screws have a fixed number of removals before the holes get stripped.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:00 PM   #32
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Thanks for the link Brian! That's exactly what will be done -- the connection will be a plug-in instead of hardwired. The Dzus is a great idea I shall be forwarding to ETI.

Alan, I didn't even think too much about noise... we have a Fantastic fan right now (and one heavy snorer...). A Maxx Fan can't be worst, can it?
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:11 PM   #33
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Actually I find the Maxx Fan is noisier then the fantastic fan we had in the last trailer.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:14 PM   #34
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Hi Jim, thanks for the note! I too have concern about that. We don't plan to remove and install the fan for every trip. That's why our plan A is to keep our fingers cross that the trailer will fit without taking the Maxx Fan down. Plan B is to replace the fan with just a low profile cover if we can find one. Plan C... nada. But we don't want to build the unit without the Fan as I think the next owner would appreciate it.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:17 PM   #35
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I've been told the Maxx fax on low is actually quiet enough to run at night.

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I've run mine at night on low--no problem for me.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:19 PM   #36
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The issue with removing and reinstalling the fan is the screws. They are metal screws in plastic and will wear out the hole so to speak. I switched out my 19' cover for a smoke lens and while installing that thought crossed my mind, these screws have a fixed number of removals before the holes get stripped.
I'm not sure about changing just the cover, but the screws that hold the whole unit into the base run into clipped-on sheet metal nuts (you can see the silver-coloured nuts clipped over the edge of the white plastic base in the first photo) - they don't thread into plastic. I'm sure that Airxcel wasn't thinking that these screws would be removed and replaced dozens of times, but fortunately the clipped-on nuts would be easy to replace if eventually necessary.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #37
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I actually have more concern about the fan on the furnace. The furnace on my current popup is rather inferior and I quit using it because of the noise.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:57 PM   #38
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The Maxx fan is quite quiet on low setting. The new powered vents ETI is putting in the bathrooms are much noisier than the Maxx fan, I wouldn't want to leave it on all night.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:26 PM   #39
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Hi you all wonderful Escapees! I just want to let you guys know that I have been lurking as much as I can manage and we put down a deposit on a 17B!
Hi fellow Portlander. Too cool another Escape coming to town!

I know you said you won't be camping during school days, but if you have a chance to make it even just for Sat/Sun... come join us at L.L. Stub Stewart the end of April. Great group of folks and lots are Escape owners. Get all the details here: 2015 Spring NOG - Northern Oregon Gathering April 23-26, 2015
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:12 PM   #40
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Hi Donna

Sounds like a fun event! There is actually no school on 4/24 and I look forward to meet Ten Forward! But we may use that weekend to pick up our 17B I'll let you know once we figure it out.
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