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Old 10-30-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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Maxxair Fan replacement

Has anyone had to replace their Maxxair Fan? Ours has some serious cracks on one of the arms, and stress cracks on the other theee arms.

I am currently contacting an RV repair place, but just wanted to get your insight on this.




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Old 10-30-2017, 02:21 PM   #2
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That low rumble you hear in the background is a whole bunch of us heading out to look up at the fan. Ours looks fine so hopefully yours is a one of.
We have about 7400 miles on the trailer so far.
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:39 PM   #3
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Seems like it could be a flaw, I've dealt with them twice and they always seem reasonable. If it was me I would contact them as my first option- seems like it shouldn't happen.
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Are you going to try it as an ETI warranty thing or call Airxcel (Maxxair)? The later has been very responsive to folks here before, for different issues though.
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Just checked mine and they are OK. I have a 5100 in the A/C location and a 7500 in the normal fan slot on the 5.0 TA.

Be sure to remind the RV repair place that they CANNOT climb onto the roof to repair anything. This is now on my "obsessively inspect" list.
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:19 PM   #6
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That low rumble you hear in the background is a whole bunch of us heading out to look up at the fan. Ours looks fine so hopefully yours is a one of.
We have about 7400 miles on the trailer so far.

We have put close to 21,000 miles on ours since we picked it up in January, and drove over some pretty rough roads along the way. I noticed it when we were in Labrador and removed the filter to clean it. I used JB Weld to patch it up until I returned to the States.

I called a mobile RV repair fella, but I may contact Maxxair directly. I think ETI would just direct me to Maxxair or an RV dealer. I canít afford to drop it off because we full time.

I wish I could just replace the parts from inside, so I would not have to mess with the sealant on the outside.




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Old 10-30-2017, 04:30 PM   #7
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Fred, we had a problem with our fan on our 2010 and Maxxair was very responsive. I did not have to remove the main housing where it is caulked on as I recall. The outside housing stayed in place and replaced all the "guts". But that was a different model - hopefully yours will be that easy too.
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I wish I could just replace the parts from inside, so I would not have to mess with the sealant on the outside.
Fred: if you end up needing to do an entire new fan they come off with four screws and the new one drops in to the existing roof flange assembly. No need to mess with any sealant. I believe this is a universal design across all models of the MaxxFan

http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f9...arm-10705.html
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:03 AM   #9
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Based on your photograph, those cracks look very repairable and the support arms are also shaped such that you could easily add additional reinforcement on the underside of the arms. If, as mentioned above, the assembly can be easily removed, it would be a relatively simple process to repair and reinforce the arms with some epoxy and plastic or wood filler pieces.

Of course, if MaxFan will replace it on warranty, then there is no need for any self-repairs.
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or, get a new replacement, repair the old and have a spare!
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:34 AM   #11
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or, get a new replacement, repair the old and have a spare!
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Significant fail, under a year, my money is that MaxxFan covers it and sends a replacement.
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Based on your photograph, those cracks look very repairable and the support arms are also shaped such that you could easily add additional reinforcement on the underside of the arms. If, as mentioned above, the assembly can be easily removed, it would be a relatively simple process to repair and reinforce the arms with some epoxy and plastic or wood filler pieces.

Of course, if MaxFan will replace it on warranty, then there is no need for any self-repairs.


Hi Dave,

Since I was way up north this summer, I did repair the arms with JB Weld. If Maxxair replaces the unit, I will still keep it as backup, as CPA Harley suggested.


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Old 12-13-2017, 07:42 PM   #14
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Update: I received a new Maxxfan yesterday, so I am a happy camper!


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You may need a extra trunk to carry those spares you are accumulating....
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You may need a extra trunk to carry those spares you are accumulating....

LOL!

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maxx fan

Hi Fred i see you got a new fan great news .On another note how does one take the actual fan part off is it that little allen skrew and then if comes off .I need to clean the bottom side of the hatch ? Thanks jim w
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how to take fan off

Just wondering how to get fan off maxxfan to clean under hatch ?
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Just wondering how to get fan off maxxfan to clean under hatch ?
I didnít get that far up. I just removed the screen from the inside of the trailer and fan blade and cleaned as best as I could.


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I didnít get that far up. I just removed the screen from the inside of the trailer and fan blade and cleaned as best as I could.


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Same here. I'm usually able to do a decent job of cleaning the underside of the top cover from inside the trailer, once the screen and fan has been removed. If you want a more thorough job, the only way is to get on the roof and remove the cover. No need imho.
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