Bathroom Vent Fan Not Working - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-12-2017, 09:10 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,276
Bathroom Vent Fan Not Working

I think I've seen posts on this topic before, but we are currently camping along the Nueces River in southwest Texas and I don't have my laptop to do a proper search.

The fan in the bathroom doesn't work. First time I noticed it was last night when taking a shower. Push the little red button and nada.

Should I be looking for a fuse first or a wiring issue? It worked fine before.
__________________

__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 09:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,659
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
I think I've seen posts on this topic before, but we are currently camping along the Nueces River in southwest Texas and I don't have my laptop to do a proper search.

The fan in the bathroom doesn't work. First time I noticed it was last night when taking a shower. Push the little red button and nada.

Should I be looking for a fuse first or a wiring issue? It worked fine before.
I had the little switch go bad, r&r'ed same to fix.
__________________

__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 10:45 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,276
Thanks Bob, I'll check the switch. Do you have any info on where to get the replacement?

I'm assuming it's this one:

http://www.dyersonline.com/ventline-...RoCuPAQAvD_BwE
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 11:35 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,659
Looks like it, I was on the road so no info was saved.
__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 01:21 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Burlington Twp., New Jersey
Trailer: 2010 Escape 19
Posts: 1,073
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
Should I be looking for a fuse first or a wiring issue? It worked fine before.
Robert: there is a fuse that is wired in that blew on ours. That is likely the cause before the switch. It is accessible from the inside but a bit awkward. I cut it out and wired through and it works great. Should probably replace but also fused at the panel. Ours blew because someone closed the fan before turning it off or turned it on before opening. This jams the fan and over amps the fuse.
rubicon327 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 01:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,276
That was probably the cause with ours Dave. Sometimes showing others how things work is a bit of a challenge. Yesterday I entered a steam filled trailer and had to remind my wife to use the fancy new SAM-1 Range Hood Fan I installed last year....
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Steve Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Fremont, California
Trailer: 2016 21. '15 Ford Explorer V-6
Posts: 978
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
That was probably the cause with ours Dave. Sometimes showing others how things work is a bit of a challenge. Yesterday I entered a steam filled trailer and had to remind my wife to use the fancy new SAM-1 Range Hood Fan I installed last year....
Did you say, "AAAAH Dear.....Bless Your Heart"?
__________________
Steve and Debbie
2016 - 21'
Steve Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 05:51 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Clark View Post
Did you say, "AAAAH Dear.....Bless Your Heart"?
Something like that Steve....
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 06:39 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Trailer: 2014 19'
Posts: 529
Quote:
Originally Posted by rubicon327 View Post
Robert: there is a fuse that is wired in that blew on ours. That is likely the cause before the switch. It is accessible from the inside but a bit awkward. I cut it out and wired through and it works great. Should probably replace but also fused at the panel. Ours blew because someone closed the fan before turning it off or turned it on before opening. This jams the fan and over amps the fuse.
Good tip! Can you see the fuse or is it hidden?
Klem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 07:17 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Parksville, British Columbia
Trailer: 2016 Escape 21
Posts: 29
I had the same problem when I purchased my trailer new. It turned out to be a fuse that is inline and taped to the motor. It was not on the manufacturer's schematic. ETI sent me a new fan and I exchanged the fuse. I didn't take out and replace the fan because the caulking inside and out was so well done, just the fuse. Very nimble fingers are needed to do this.
__________________

Tom W is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.