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Old 05-09-2022, 09:19 AM   #1
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I have a big roof vent fan above the kitchen in my 2011 Pinnacle 36REQS. I cannot find where it is hooked to any switch and to use it I have to crawl up on the counter. It is a 3 speed fan. I cannot imagine that there isn't a hidden switch somewhere. But the flipside of that is the ceiling fan further back requires the tall to operate, which fortunately I am. Is this maybe the worst design ever? what if I was 70?
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I have a big roof vent fan above the kitchen in my 2011 Pinnacle 36REQS. I cannot find where it is hooked to any switch and to use it I have to crawl up on the counter. It is a 3 speed fan. I cannot imagine that there isn't a hidden switch somewhere. But the flipside of that is the ceiling fan further back requires the tall to operate, which fortunately I am. Is this maybe the worst design ever? what if I was 70?
Did you just buy it? Some of the older rigs came with a remote to operate some of the ceiling fans. Some also had a secondary thermostat on the wall that operated it based on inside temp.
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Did you just buy it? Some of the older rigs came with a remote to operate some of the ceiling fans. Some also had a secondary thermostat on the wall that operated it based on inside temp.
ya, have had it a month. it does have a remote to operate slides that I only tried out. I will look closer at it this weekend because I cant say that i studied the remote. There were other options than the slides and awning on it I think. Thank you.
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Did you just buy it? Some of the older rigs came with a remote to operate some of the ceiling fans. Some also had a secondary thermostat on the wall that operated it based on inside temp.
There is a secondary thermostat on the wall that I assumed goes to the electric fireplace, but it does nothing to make it operate and I assumed it to be broken. I will check to see if this thermostat runs the fan.

Any ideas why there is not obvious way for the electric fireplace to be turned on? it is not on the remote for the TV and such as my last camper was. possibly it could also be on the remote that operates the slides and possibly other things. Thanks again for the ideas.
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My 2017 Eagle 293RKDS came with the TV antenna control mounted where you have to use a two step stool to reach, I'm 5'8. Discovered it during the delivery inspection. To relocate it would of been a can of worms with a patch on the roof. So we left it go. We rarely use the TV antenna anyways. But have the two step stool for some of the cabinets.


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There is a secondary thermostat on the wall that I assumed goes to the electric fireplace, but it does nothing to make it operate and I assumed it to be broken. I will check to see if this thermostat runs the fan.

Any ideas why there is not obvious way for the electric fireplace to be turned on? it is not on the remote for the TV and such as my last camper was. possibly it could also be on the remote that operates the slides and possibly other things. Thanks again for the ideas.
The fireplace should have a separate remote.
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Our kitchen vent sounds similar. There’s a thermostat to turn it on/off, problem is like your description the thermostat is for a furnace. Our fan switch (in the fan housing) has to be on for the thermo to turn it on. Being a furnace thermo, to get the fan on we set it to a cooler temperature, set too warm and the fan shuts off. Goofy set up but we don’t use the fan often.
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No luck with either. Remote that runs the slide and awning does only that. Nothing for the fireplace. Also the fan over the kitchen does not seem to be connected in anyway to a thermostat and it appears that the only way to operate it is by climbing up there. It’s probably 9 feet up on my knees on the countertop I can barely reach it and I’m 6-5.
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What brand is the fan? It very well could be a remote controlled fan. I have two in my RV. Each one has it's own remote like tv's do.
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You may be able to research the make and model of the roof vent to see what it listed for specs when it was made. The problem is that, in 12 years, the model is likely obsolete and it may be hard to find info on it. My guess is that fan came with its own remote (as was likely the case with the fireplace as well) and the previous owner lost them or did not give them to you.
Does it have an electric opening mechanism? If so, it leans in the direction of having had a remote.
I doubt you will be lucky enough to find a remote that would work with it now. Absolute worse case scenario would be to replace the entire vent/fan unit with a new one that comes with a remote and may even have more bells and whistles.
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Do you have the Jayco Owners Manual for it? If the fan was factory installed, it might be discussed there. Click Manuals near the top of our home page. You might find it there or one thatís +/- a model year that had the same option.

BTW, whatís this remark about 70 YO people? Am I supposed to dry up and shrivel away or what? Iím curious to know.
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after spending some more time I was eventually able to figure out the big fan on the ceiling. there is a switch on the fan itself that says press for auto pull for manual. anyway, when I put this on auto it operates the fan on the second thermostat. Its nice for the days im not there to keep it at least somewhat not oven like inside. Now to figure out the fireplace.
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after spending some more time I was eventually able to figure out the big fan on the ceiling. there is a switch on the fan itself that says press for auto pull for manual. anyway, when I put this on auto it operates the fan on the second thermostat. Its nice for the days im not there to keep it at least somewhat not oven like inside. Now to figure out the fireplace.
Glad you figured it out.
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I have a big roof vent fan above the kitchen in my 2011 Pinnacle 36REQS. I cannot find where it is hooked to any switch and to use it I have to crawl up on the counter. It is a 3 speed fan. I cannot imagine that there isn't a hidden switch somewhere. But the flipside of that is the ceiling fan further back requires the tall to operate, which fortunately I am. Is this maybe the worst design ever? what if I was 70?
In our 2011 LKTS there is a wall thermostat under the cabinet right in front of the door along side the heater thermostat that controls the vent. Ours was a little stuck the first time we tried it and i needed to go up and lossen it by hand to get it to operate.
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after spending some more time I was eventually able to figure out the big fan on the ceiling. there is a switch on the fan itself that says press for auto pull for manual. anyway, when I put this on auto it operates the fan on the second thermostat. Its nice for the days im not there to keep it at least somewhat not oven like inside. Now to figure out the fireplace.
I have a 2020 travel trailer 330RSTS with the fireplace.iy is remotely controlled by the Furion remote for the tv abd stereo. ( bottom part of the remote)
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With RVs when I was read "this can't be right!" I think it probably is.
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