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Title: Clattering exhaust fan
Post by: Elviras3rd on November 21, 2017, 10:12:01 AM
Hi! We recently bought a 2015 Itasca Reyo and so far we love it, except for one annoying rattle! We thought it was the fan over the stove, but now we think it's actually the slats that open and close on the outside of the RV where the fan vents. They clatter together and make a really loud racket the entire time we're driving. Has anyone else had a problem with that? If you have any advice for quieting the clanging, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks!
Title: Re: Clattering exhaust fan
Post by: Duner on November 21, 2017, 11:19:34 AM
Yes it happens on my coach too, usually only when the wind is at a certain angle.  Or a semi truck passing.   So it's not constant and  somewhat rare for me.  Your coach air dynamics will be different.  You could try traveling with one of the windows slightly open, on one side or the other, to create some pressure or a vacuum. 

I have a about 1 in cube piece of rubber to hold it open or closed.  I use when it's windy and rattling like crazy.   If it not cold season, I hold it open for months.   If it's quite cold out and I feel drafty air coming in the vent, I will use the rubber piece to hold it closed knowing I can't use the vent until the wind storm passes.   
Title: Re: Clattering exhaust fan
Post by: Elviras3rd on November 21, 2017, 11:29:42 AM
Thank you. We'll definitely give your suggestions a try. It's driving g us bananas!
Title: Re: Clattering exhaust fan
Post by: Alfa38User on November 21, 2017, 11:49:13 AM
Many of those fan vents have a tab over the slats that can be operated and hold it closed. They are not expensive and you could easily replace the noisy one with that. (Unless, of course, yours is painted to match a "full paint job", then you will have to get creative.)
Title: Re: Clattering exhaust fan
Post by: John Canfield on November 21, 2017, 11:58:13 AM
You could get creative and rig a twist latch or even a short rod hinged that you can operate with an awning rod. However if I did that, it would never get opened because I would forget  :P.
Title: Re: Clattering exhaust fan
Post by: Duner on November 21, 2017, 01:26:24 PM
You could get creative and rig a twist latch or even a short rod hinged that you can operate with an awning rod. However if I did that, it would never get opened because I would forget  :P.
Good idea John, but I would want one that latches it open.   I suppose if you leave it latched open a lot, or all the time, the wasps and spiders would find a nice home.  Here in So Cal we have a fraction of all the critters that most of the country has so that would be a big concern.