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Old 06-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Extension to Reach Fan/Vent on A-Frame

I think that I've seen a mod that addresses this on this forum (but could not find it)?

My wife's arms are so short that they just barely reach her hands. Because of this, she can't reach the overhead fan on our A128s.

I've seen where some intelligent person took a piece of plastic pipe and made an extension to reach and turn the fan off/on (as well a crank the vent door knob).

If anyone has done this, what size pipe did you buy? Any tips?

I would appreciate any help on this as I am lazy and don't want to be the only one who controls the "fan".
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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I got a small hard plastic step stool at Walmart that the DW uses and it works just fine and best of all, she is happy with it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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Is this what you were thinking of? It's a 2" PVC plumbing cap on a stick. I don't remember whether I stole this idea from the FR forums or from the Aliner/Chalet forum. The stick needs to be longer than the one I used. 18" should be good.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #4
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Is this what you were thinking of? It's a 2" PVC plumbing cap on a stick. I don't remember whether I stole this idea from the FR forums or from the Aliner/Chalet forum. The stick needs to be longer than the one I used. 18" should be good.

That's the one! Perfect!

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Old 04-01-2014, 03:49 AM   #5
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I am asking my hubby to do this for me this summer!!
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:21 AM   #6
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Im kinda a folding stool guy myself too. Being of small stature it not only helps me to open/unlock and lock the fan, im thinking it was a pretty good investment, it also serves as assist to open and close the camper if we have jacked up the passenger side for leveling and as a bevie holder when around the campfire. However hamguy .. i do like that attachment you did.

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Those folding stools are handy. I liked the first one so much that I got another one just because I could! So I leave one at home and carry the other with us in the camper.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:03 PM   #8
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i went real lazy and installed this one. Fan-Tastic Ceiling Fan/Vent with Remote Control - Fan-Tastic Vent CW6600R-417WH - Vents - Camping World
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Just used a 3' pc of 1" pvc and notched the end so it fit the crank handle.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:41 AM   #10
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This is what I make. Wife loves it

My wife is 5'2" and doesn't like using the fold up step stools that are out there. Since I wood carve for a hobby I made an "arm-extender" and she loves it.

I made another one for sale. And it fits and looks great.
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