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Direct Drive Blower for generator
#31
It has been working flawlessly! 
Huge improvement over belt drive. 
I just keep the fan speed on low, Gen coolant temp is consistent. 
It’s been a while since I did the mod, if I can help just let me know.
Kristi & Jeff 
2005 45’ Newell   #744
Bentonville, AR. 72712
#32
Thanks for the tips Jeff!  I couldn’t get hushmat so used something similar to Dynamat and it looks pretty cool too.  I put it on the floor since it was just painted metal (cleaned off the old silver paint).  Then applied it to the blower/motor.  Looks pretty cool I think… Now I just have to figure out this wiring!  Reading the manual and Richards posts from earlier - then I have to run tomorrow to get some good electrical tape and ground wire.


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Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#33
Looks great!!
You’ll get the wiring figured out. Let us know if you have questions.
Kristi & Jeff 
2005 45’ Newell   #744
Bentonville, AR. 72712
#34
Ok I’m working on wiring today and think I figured it out thanks to a previous post from Richard
White - neutral to purple on blower
Black - to black/red/blue on blower
Green - to fan motor ground


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Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#35
Done! It works great on low - I like the the idea of a 3-position switch and may add that soon for really hot weather.


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Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#36
I’ve run mine in 95* weather on low. Coolant temp was fine.
Kristi & Jeff 
2005 45’ Newell   #744
Bentonville, AR. 72712
#37
This is a heads up for those who have installed the direct drive blower. I was poking about in that bay working on one of the aux air compressors when I saw the top of the start cap for the blower.

The picture is of the rubber cover on the start cap. It looks to me like the crimp connections on the terminals developed high resistance causing the heat. The capacitor stills tests good. The wire going to one crimp terminal was melted about an inch starting at the crimp.
   

Anyway, it’s something to take a look at. I went ahead and put new connectors on the wires, and I used the heat shrink kind because I think they grip the wire better and take some of the strain off the crimp.

I don’t know that there is a generic problem, but if it happened on mine, it’s worth taking a glance at. You will have to slide the cover off to look at the cap.

CAUTION ! The cap could be charged, so short out the terminals so you don’t wet your socks.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
#38
Just to let all know - we finished up our round-about trip to TX driving down to Corpus and then back to Beaumont and then home to Alabama. The trip from Beaumont to AL was perfect and this new generator blower motor performed perfectly in over 95 degree heat - the dash temp gauge never went over 180F with the front A/C’s on high the whole time!
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40


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