Jump to content

MaxxFan service lubrication repair help?


Recommended Posts

The lid shudders and jerks when operating. I have removed the whole fan from the roof and plan to investigate further. 

The lid gearbox AKA "operator" appears to be two halves held together with screws. Has anyone dissembled this unit, cleaned and lubed it? What lube did you use? Mine has a bunch of accumulated crud around it and I suspect the lube has leaked out. I can get a new one but since mine is out of warranty I would rather just service mine if possible. I haven't found anybody who has done this online.

1339967125_MaxxFanreplavementOperatorgearbox.thumb.png.d4576ded89318a12cfadaa942beb0382.png

 

470858996_MaxxAirIPB02.thumb.jpg.cba934dd89ebcbfd39bca9efc631982e.jpg

 

Operator replacement and SYNCHRONIZING instructions: ... https://www.rvupgradestore.com/v/vspfiles/assets/pdf/MaxxFanLiftInstructions.pdf

Thanks for any comments.

John Davies

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, this is what my roof looks like now.... i am waiting on some 3M 4000UV sealant, the good stuff, before I can reassemble it.

B4E9337E-CE74-4BC1-B23D-492D757C5457.thumb.jpeg.cb334be098ebc17c389d14429897184f.jpeg

Other than the shuddering, I had a small nuisance water leak from the rear curbside corner of the inner trim piece. This shows evidence of the leak:

33F788B9-C5C5-4F43-A9BC-76FEC1260FA4.thumb.jpeg.4836836a90cedc91b16b832821aa592e.jpeg

I discovered that the upper mount flange screws were not sealed, and the sealant inside was misapplied during the build, so that that corner had a gap, notice the dirt entry into that corner via the screw heads:

2F6D7324-0525-4E0E-BB85-88D0A3E7D387.thumb.jpeg.43da12b20ebbc04ab735cd704f6c243b.jpeg

I got the shuddering issue fixed, I will write all this up as a new thread with lots of pics and some tips.

Darn it...... this is sloppy work. But OTH, in a stick and staple trailer, this would probably have screwed up the roof.

John Davies

Spokane WA

Edited by John E Davies

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...