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Old 02-19-2018, 06:11 PM   #1
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Fantastic exhaust fan.

A neighbor of mine just bought a Forest River Cardinal 5th wheel trailer. She what appears to a Fantastic exhaust fan very similar to one we have in our motorhome. The problem is I don't see any off/on , vent control switch besides the ones on the unit which is about 9 ft off the floor. My motorhome has the controls under the kitchen counter ledge. What are we missing?
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We have a Cedar Creek, and our exhaust fan in the kitchen area is operated by a thermostat on the wall heading into the bedroom.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:21 PM   #3
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look for a white remote control. It should be in a wall mounted holster.
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Like MTCamper stated.....maybe lost remotes? $80.00 each to replace.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:40 AM   #5
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She could have a base model fan that dosen't have a remote.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:47 AM   #6
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A neighbor of mine just bought a Forest River Cardinal 5th wheel trailer. She what appears to a Fantastic exhaust fan very similar to one we have in our motorhome. The problem is I don't see any off/on , vent control switch besides the ones on the unit which is about 9 ft off the floor. My motorhome has the controls under the kitchen counter ledge. What are we missing?
Is her unit new? Did see get any paperwork on the components in the trailer? She could contact the customer sales department at Forest River for her cardinal unit for help!

Here is the contact information.
Forest River RV Contact Us - Forest River, Inc.
She may need to click on the fifth wheel drop down menu under the fifth wheel picture. Select the Cardinal model and contact peoples names show up.

I have had very good luck when contacting Cedar Creek customer service.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:19 AM   #7
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I have both types in my 5er. The one in the bathroom is not remote controlled and has a 3 speed dial on it.
The one in the bedroom has a remote. It has a 2 stage rocker switch. It's for air out-in. It also has a manual knob crank to raise and lower it but it can also be raised or lowered using the remote. The remote was in a wall mounted cradle. No way to run it without the remote.
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The one in our bathroom is controlled with the light switch.
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The one in our bathroom is controlled with the light switch.
A light switch for a Fantastic Fan? No remote or speed settings?
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I have that in my bathroom as well. Two switches. One for light, one for fan. Manual switch on the fan itself to turn it on or off. And a speed control knob. O to 3 speed. Once you set it up, as long as the lid is open, you turn on or off with the switch
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I have that in my bathroom as well. Two switches. One for light, one for fan. Manual switch on the fan itself to turn it on or off. And a speed control knob. O to 3 speed. Once you set it up, as long as the lid is open, you turn on or off with the switch
Hmm. Thats kinda handy.
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Their is a dedicated thermostat for it on the wall or in the control center. That is how it is set up on our Cardinal.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:31 PM   #13
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We have 2 in the motorhome. One in the hall is on a thermostat that turns the fan on/off and opens/closes the vent. The fan speed knob is set manually for desired speed. The bath one is a 2 way wall switch which turns on/off and opens/closes the vent. Both have rain sensors. Both are very effective at moving some air and we usually keep them on low.
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If she does happen to have one of the basic models (had one in the bathroom on our '15 Suites) it only has the manual controls. I believe some RVers have come up with extension sticks to operate it. Myself, changed it out first thing to a remote-controlled unit.
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