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Old 04-28-2015, 08:33 PM   #251
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The wife was around tonight, so we decided to finally get the fan in. It actually went in pretty easily with two people. I had to clean up some sloppy work left behind by the factory, but nothing that was surprising. We left the wires longer than what we could have, but we were thinking they had them that long for a reason. You might want to trim them up a bit to keep them out of the way. I also suggest a person on the roof to align and hold the fan assembly and one in the camper to put in the screws.
The fan that is in the camper is the same manufacturer (Heng's) as the Vortex models... So the alignment was spot on for everything.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:33 AM   #252
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Looks good!
I think they have a cheaper one also with no reverse, link incase anyone doesnt need that feature...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002N1...5MCK7SVBV2QNKC

Is it quieter? Prolly moves alot more air
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:50 PM   #253
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Looks good!
I think they have a cheaper one also with no reverse, link incase anyone doesnt need that feature...

Is it quieter? Prolly moves alot more air

We don't really need the reverse feature... But wanted the 3-speeds. When we first pull into our site, I like to crack a few windows and replace all the air inside, so the "high" setting does that quickly... Otherwise, we keep it on low most of the trip.
Yes... Definitely moves more air. Not really sure about the noise. The stock fan moved so little air, we really didn't bother with it.



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That 3 speed is def the way to go, didnt realize the one i listed was single.
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Are you guys able to play your TV over the outside speakers? Mine doesn't seem to work on either AUX 1 or 2. Dealer said it should. Not sure if I have something disconnected.

DVD plays over all speakers just not TV...

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Old 04-29-2015, 08:05 PM   #256
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Are you guys able to play your TV over the outside speakers? Mine doesn't seem to work on either AUX 1 or 2. Dealer said it should. Not sure if I have something disconnected.


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Never tried using the auxiliary inputs. However, the input source shouldn't effect your speakers... They should either work with all sources or none, in my opinion.
I will say... I opened up an access hole to get to the speaker wires a couple weeks ago..its a jumbled mess in there. I closed it up an left well enough alone for this season.


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I cant remember if the tv played through any speakers at all, i dont think it did!
You guys know i replaced mine, the main issues were
: no blueray (kids tend to pick movies in blueray these days)
: bluetooth, these days everything should work bluetooth!
As far as the wiring, the stock stereo is labeled and i believe there is a wiring diagram in the manuel too.
If you need to determine each speaker, tap a d battery neg on neg lead pos on pos lead. If you reverse it the speaker would just pull in instead of push out like its suppose to, you wont need to determine polarity though, the color stripe is the positive through out the camper!
Any questions on this please feel free to ask!
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Hooked up to 15A at home before our first trip. Fridge is on and I hear water running but no cooling. Confused...
TT is not 100% level. Is that the issue???


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Hooked up to 15A at home before our first trip. Fridge is on and I hear water running but no cooling. Confused...
TT is not 100% level. Is that the issue???


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My understanding is that the trailer should be level front to back for the fridge to work correctly. Side to side level is not as important.
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Are you guys able to play your TV over the outside speakers? Mine doesn't seem to work on either AUX 1 or 2. Dealer said it should. Not sure if I have something disconnected.

DVD plays over all speakers just not TV...

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On my FE 292BHDS i had to change the TV settings to be on "Music" then i had sound from the TV through the speakers.
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