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Old 06-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Rockwood HW256 - Exhaust Fan Not Working

I recently purchased a used 2006 Rockwood HW256 popup camper. We are headed out for our first family camping trip this weekend so I'm making sure everything is in operational working orders.

But for the life of me I cant seem to get the overhead exhaust fan (Create-A Breeze Three Speed Fantastic Fan) to turn on. This is my first popup camper, so I could quite possibly be overlooking something.
  • I'm able to open the vent, but when I rotate the knob off 0, to numbers 1, 2 or 3, the fan never turns on.
  • I've tried this when conneted to shore power, and while on the battery. I've confirmed that the batter is fully charged.
  • I've checked the small fuze on the fan with my electrical tester.
What else could it be?

Thanks for the suggestions.


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Old 06-05-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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Is there 12 volt at the fan?

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Seems like next logical step. Was just kinda hoping I was overlooking a step or hidden switch. Looks like I may have to partially disassemble to find a connector on the fan/switch to see if I have 12V power there.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:30 AM   #4
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Something you didn't the overhead lights work?

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
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There is a kill switch in the ceiling on the front of the camper above the converter. Same problem a few weeks back..
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #6
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I don't have the same camper that you do, but in my camper, there is a wall switch that controls the fan and a ceiling light. The fan and light also have individual on/off switches on them.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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Overhead fan problem fixed! I traced out the line and confirmed 12V at the fan controller. Found an open circuit at the switch which cuts power when the vent cover is closed. When the cover was open the switch wasn't closing to complete the electrical circuit. I pressed the switch up/down a dozen times, which must have removed some of the corrosion from the contacts. Now working!

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