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Old 06-02-2009, 04:50 PM   #15
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Harold, if you check my 1st post at the end you will see I described the racket this little 2" fan made. It was quite obvious there was a problem.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #16
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The reason I ask Ted is that my fan makes more noise that I think it should but it has from day 1, so I expect it is normal. That's why I asked if there was a change, increase or decrease, in noise level.

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:42 PM   #17
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Jerry and all,

Sorry for the bad links, I just posted this AM before running out to get some coach work done. I can't find any spects on the Adda fan. I looked up the fan I bought, it was a Delta 60 X 25 MM Extreme HiSpeed fan, part # AFB0612SH. Here is link to that fan, I don't now how long it will be good for.

Delta AFB0612SH - 60mm X 25mm 3-Wire Super High Speed Fan - Sleeved Products Model: AFB0612SH [AFB0612SH] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:45 PM   #18
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Mine too has been loud from day1.

I ordered a new fan from TedIII because a) my unit is 2 years old, so it has run over 15,000 hours, and b) I took a trip w/the electric cord mini-door open and sucked in a lot of dirt to the inside of the utility bay, not a small amount of which got sucked into the Xantrex (if the fan was doing its job) so I'm expecting to need to R&Clean it internally anyway.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #19
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Well, I finally got around to removing the unit. I built a 4" high stand that I could rotate it away from the bulkhead without removing any wires. A part# 2RTF9 muffin fan from Grainger, plus a spare, is on the way. My question now is, shouldn't there be a path for the air to exit the unit on the bulkhead? Ours exits and hits a wall. The fan has a layer of caked dirt, probably from moving Pacific NW air thru, which didn't help it's short lived life. Was that the way WRV installed the units?...Thanks
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I installed an RS2000 in our 2003 about 2 years ago--existing space and cable length being the limiting factors on a re-install. As I recall, the instructions called for a min of 2 or 4 inches of clearance on all sides. I mounted ours on the inside bulkhead opposite the PS drive wheels, using u-channel to provide an air space between the RS2000 and the bulkhead--its not 2 inches but better than a flush mount.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:19 AM   #21
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Raymond,

I am with you, we need some air flow. I had the inverter shut down from heat once already. I just haven't been able to figure out where to route the air. I am concerned about dirt while traveling.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:50 AM   #22
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I moved my RS2000 from the bulk head to up between the frame rails. It has better clearance and air circulation up there and gave me extra storage room. The existing cables were long enough so installation was relatively easy. I used aluminum angel between the frame rails to hold it up there. It has been up there for 4 years now with no problems running 24/7.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:10 PM   #23
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Wayne,

Would you mind posting a picture of your RS2000 remount. Sounds like a good thing to do.
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I wanted to drill some holes in the bulkhead for airflow, my wife said no way. The installation instructions for the unit say "Xantrex recommends that other objects and surfaces be at least 3" (76mm) away from the ventilation openings for the best performance". So, I went to a hardware store and bought six 1-3/4" standoffs that match the bolt size WRV used to weld to the bulkhead. I would still like to know from anyone that has removed their unit if WRV allowed for airflow. Thanks again...
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Jerry,

These are not very good photos, not an easy area to take a picture of this area.

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That gives me the general idea Wayne, thank you.
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I mounted my RS3000 exactly as Wayne did (pivoted 90 degrees). I have clearance on all six sides and have reclaimed the entire storage space. My brackets span the bulkheads between the rails. I have not noticed dirt build up in the year since installation. It's further from the doors (centered in the coach), off the floor and has more overall ventilation space. The old installation was on the back wall, hung sideways with carpeted panels surrounding it.
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