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Old 11-18-2015, 10:40 AM   #61
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Hey, Jubal, be sure and post your version...I can see it coming!
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:19 AM   #62
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Thanks for the information. What are the length and width dimensions of the outside flange ? Are the dimensions the same as the OE vent flange ?
Morning Jubal . The fiberglass replacement pieces are 12in x12in . After you remove the whole 9 in vent inside and out this needs to be a little larger to cover existing hole . Pat
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:33 AM   #63
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Hey, Jubal, be sure and post your version...I can see it coming!
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You have excellent foresight ! Just have a problem with the cost of the ETI flanges, although they appear well made for the application. One step at at time. Am finally finished with processing firewood for this year.
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:20 PM   #64
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It is vent line #VP-543. What I found funny on Amazon there are 2 with same man. Numbers but 2 different prices and the weights were very different .
In the Ventline catalog page (also available as page 12 of the Ventline catalog) there are two IDs shown for the Vanair powered vent, but the only difference is that one (VP-543SP) is a single unit packaged individually, and the other (VP-543) is a pack of a dozen of them.

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Note: Not for use above tubs, showers or range cooking surfaces.
... but the catalog doesn't mention any such restriction.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:18 PM   #65
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In the Ventline catalog page (also available as page 12 of the Ventline catalog) there are two IDs shown for the Vanair powered vent, but the only difference is that one (VP-543SP) is a single unit packaged individually, and the other (VP-543) is a pack of a dozen of them.

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... but the catalog doesn't mention any such restriction.
Brian Oliver , Airstream , etc all use this for bath fan . Maybe that note is for a home shower which is different from a RV shower . The home shower would make a lot more steam and condensation .They have to put that in there because people will do all kinds of things . Also what is the difference from a powered 14 in bath vent , which I previously had in camper just about the same just square not round ? Anyway my 9 in is going as soon as I can get to it . There was no sp in manufacturers number for these fans . The VP is everywhere as a single unit . Pat
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:50 PM   #66
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You have excellent foresight ! Just have a problem with the cost of the ETI flanges, although they appear well made for the application. One step at at time. Am finally finished with processing firewood for this year.
Well, it was pretty obvious from your questions! I'll probably go with the ETI one, just to save time. I like that they appear to come already drilled with the hole pattern to match the unit coming out. I know all that's doable at home, but I think I'll spring for their version. Good luck, and do post some photos.
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Brian Oliver , Airstream , etc all use this for bath fan . Maybe that note is for a home shower which is different from a RV shower . The home shower would make a lot more steam and condensation .They have to put that in there because people will do all kinds of things . Also what is the difference from a powered 14 in bath vent , which I previously had in camper just about the same just square not round ?
I'm not too concerned about the vent's suitability for the bathroom, as the Ventline doesn't mention an issue... but then, I was unable to find the product manual online. I agree there's no fundamental difference for this purpose between this and a 14 inch vent, but those are usually installed in a bathroom outside of the shower stall; also, details of motors and switches matter to moisture tolerance.

I can't imagine that the eTrailer note was for home shower use, as it was provided on a site exclusively for trailer equipment, and almost no one would use a 12-volt DC ventilation fan in a house. Ventline does have a home bathroom fan (on the next page of the catalog), but it is a completely different design.

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There was no sp in manufacturers number for these fans . The VP is everywhere as a single unit . Pat
I'm sure that RV manufacturers buy these things by the case, but I'm not surprised that retail sources are all the Single Pack, and some (not all) omit the "SP" from the end of the product ID.

One Amazon retailer lists the weight at 3.2 pounds, but also lists the current rating at 2.8 amps; Ventline says 1.5 amps. I assume that one retailer has just copied the wrong content into their listing.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:23 PM   #68
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Same fan is installed in every Casita with a bathroom and we had one for 6 years. Motor went bad once and it was a simple, quick swap out. Escape has been using them for years in the 5.0 and now installs them as standard equipment in most if not all models.
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I'm not too concerned about the vent's suitability for the bathroom, as the Ventline doesn't mention an issue... but then, I was unable to find the product manual online. I agree there's no fundamental difference for this purpose between this and a 14 inch vent, but those are usually installed in a bathroom outside of the shower stall; also, details of motors and switches matter to moisture tolerance.

I can't imagine that the eTrailer note was for home shower use, as it was provided on a site exclusively for trailer equipment, and almost no one would use a 12-volt DC ventilation fan in a house. Ventline does have a home bathroom fan (on the next page of the catalog), but it is a completely different design.


I'm sure that RV manufacturers buy these things by the case, but I'm not surprised that retail sources are all the Single Pack, and some (not all) omit the "SP" from the end of the product ID.

One Amazon retailer lists the weight at 3.2 pounds, but also lists the current rating at 2.8 amps; Ventline says 1.5 amps. I assume that one retailer has just copied the wrong content into their listing.
Brian you are a wealth of information however in this instance I have to disagree . First the power bath fan in my camper was 21 years old , never had to change motor or such . Just before sold it I had to change the cover which was 12 years old under the max covers you can get to help with opening in rain and uv 's . I always like to use my shower and did so all the time used the power fan ,all the time . I went to vent line site and printed out the replacement detailed parts with pictures on the new bath fan I will be installing . I knew you can replace parts on this new vent line fan but now I have a breakdown of any parts if I chose to ever fix this one , if needed. I mean no disrepect to you Brian , I always read your intelligent information you give in the threads . But Brian this will be a great improvement over 9 in .These fans are what many manufacturers use . I am so glad Escape has a solution now . Pat
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Brian I looked everwhere for this fan even Airstream parts they sell theirs for almost 100. I was wondering if there was 2 different ,same fans ,but different quality . Pat
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