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Old 07-19-2017, 10:30 AM   #1
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Fan cover handle too high

My A frame fan cover handle can only be reached on tiptoes. Ideas for an extension or a tool to use?
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:34 AM   #2
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You can use some pvc tubing to make a tool to open. Get a diameter that is just bigger then the center of the knob and cut channels on each side a little bigger the the wings on the knob. This will make it so you can use two hands and not stretch.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:35 AM   #3
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Works on the lever type also, the arm comes out at a 90 degree with a knob at the end.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:38 AM   #4
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This is what i made to be able to open the vent covers in my fifth wheel.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:15 AM   #5
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Genius! Thanks so much.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:28 PM   #6
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My A frame fan cover handle can only be reached on tiptoes. Ideas for an extension or a tool to use?
How about a small stepstool from CW or Amazon? They are only about $10.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:23 PM   #7
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Had this in our previous pop up where the vent was inconveniently located up over the galley, making it hard to reach.

http://www.adventurerv.net/vent-stic...source=Froogle
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:14 PM   #8
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We had an extendable handle broom that was hollow tubing. I pulled out the end hook for hanging and the hollow tube fits the crank handle. Spin away.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:48 PM   #9
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I just bought a Kwik Stick RV Roof Vent Extension from Amazon. At $30, it is a bit pricey, but eliminates having to use a stool to turn on the fan in the bathroom. The only problem is that it really didn't fit the knob for the fan, so I stuffed a piece from a small diameter pool noodle and, it worked.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:37 AM   #10
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My wife has to get out her little fold up stool to control the fan,,, and she calls me when she wants the TV antenna down !!! She also has a fold up stool @ home,,, so she can reach things in out cabinets in the Laundry Room,,, above the Washer & Dryer !!!
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:19 PM   #11
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Too short to reach handle

Check amazon for handle extension they come in different sizes
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:56 PM   #12
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I installed these and it works great.
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Barke...-p/31-4169.htm.
You also get a long rod for other uses (opening stove vent flapper that is 12 feet off the ground).
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:38 AM   #13
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These look like great devices to open & close vents,,, some people would still have a problem turning the fan on & off or up & down !!!
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:44 AM   #14
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Correct re: fan switch
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:37 AM   #15
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Little folding step stoles serve many purposes !!!
I think they even hold 300 lbs. ???
We have one Very good looking Yellow one,,,
And one ugly Green one !!!
LMAO !!!
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