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Old 02-27-2015, 08:41 PM   #1
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Bathroom "exhaust" fan

I have a 2014 Fleetwood Bounder.

Is the bathroom fan supposed to exhaust or bring in air from the outside? The few places I see the fan referenced in the manual it calls it an "exhaust fan". But I checked and it is really sucking air INTO the rig (which makes running the fan while taking a shower REALLY cold in November).

I have one of those fancy vacuum pressurized toilets, so there no worry about sucking air into the rig from the black tank (I've seen those videos).

I have an appointment with my dealer next month, but I'd like to know what other owners have as standard equipment.

I suppose I could spend some $$ and just upgrade the fan to a better model that blows & sucks.



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Old 02-27-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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It is indeed supposed to blow out. Perhaps it is wired backwards.

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Old 02-27-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
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Yep, polarity most likely reversed.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:52 PM   #4
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The last two I've had in my Fleetwoods were Fantastic fans and had a reverse switch on them to either push or pull. Is there another switch on your fan itself that you may have overlooked?
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:30 PM   #5
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If there is not a switch for changing from exhaust to intake then it is wired backwards. Very simple to reverse wires.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:39 PM   #6
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They are supposed to vent rather than blow air, at least the newer set ups are that way. If you crack a window, then it feels very much like a fan blowing on you as it suck the air in and creates a nice draft that immediately cools the MH depending on the outside weather. When venting for showering, if you do not have another window open it will just vent the moisture, and really doesn't let the cool air back in. At least that's the way ours works.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:58 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by John90XJ View Post
...The last two I've had in my Fleetwoods were Fantastic fans and had a reverse switch on them to either push or pull...
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My new Winnebago View was wired backwards as well and blew air in. Quality Control??? What quality control...what a joke.
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The regular size (small) bath fan blades are made 2 ways: The actual blade
one style blows air in, the other style blows out. The fins are made differently. Found that out when I replaced my fan blades. Went back and got the correct one.

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