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Old 11-20-2013, 01:31 AM   #1
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Really need help with this one.

I have an under-tall ( short ) wife and she can not reach the vent in the bathroom to open it when having a shower. It is electric fan motor but not electric opening.

We tried one of those folding plastic stools and when she went to stand on it once it broke. The large SHARP pieces of plastic did not give me the warm and fuzzies about getting another, I could see slicing ones foot open nicely.

Next idea..? We only need to extend the handle down a few inches so she does not have to balance on the edge of the shower stall and reach over to the vent.....another accident waiting to happen..!!

HELP the D.W...! ....and save me..!
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Different style vent, but check out the "tool" in this post
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ach-50742.html
I made something similar and my DW loves it.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:21 AM   #3
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:52 AM   #4
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Different style vent, but check out the "tool" in this post
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ach-50742.html
I made something similar and my DW loves it.

I made an 18" extension handle for wife that will turn the fan cover opening knob, by notching the end of a 1" PVC coupling leaving two prongs that fit perfectly on each side of the operating knob. We leave the fan switch set to low speed and turn it on and off from the wall switch, but if you want to also control this switch with extension handle, just use a 1"X3/4" reducer on your 3/4" handle and make the switch tool as above.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:33 AM   #5
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #6
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To save you time and money.......you open and close it for her....... Seriously tho', I used to have a tool bought at CW, I think. It's a replacement knob for the fan that has a half moon piece of metal attached to it. It comes with a long handle with a hook on the end that fits into the half moon piece of metal and you just turn the knob with it. Here are the knobsVentStik 2-Knob Pack - Barker 29103 - Fan and Vent Accessories - Camping World and here is the stick http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/ventstik/31459
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My wife is vertically challenged also, but we have a maxxi cover over the vent so we just leave it open all the time.
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My wife is vertically challenged also, but we have a maxxi cover over the vent so we just leave it open all the time.
We have the Camco cover and leave the vent open and the fan set on low and just turn the fan on and off with the wall switch.
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You don't say which vent fan you have, but here's what I did with mine: Automating a Ventline 2094 Ventadome
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #10
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Hey guys.
Thanks for all the helpful hints. I never thought about using a piece of PVC slotted to open it. It does have a Maxx air cover but we close the vent cause around here there are winds that cause damage. As for the fan motor it is electric but only works when the vent is open a certain amount.

Once again thanks to everyone for the ideas..!
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