Where to find a SOG vent fan in France

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  1. Ivys

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    Hi Funsters

    About to start our journey back home from our skiing trip to Austria, planning on going through France (four nice slow days of non-toll roads).

    Our SOG vent fan has blown :Sad:
    We've realised how good the SOG was!!

    Anyone know where we could get one in France more-or-less en route from the white stuff?
    For that matter, what would they call it?

    Here is a link to one in the UK: http://www.campervanstuff.com/shop_stuff/index.php?mod=product&id_prd=1114

    thanks
    Rog
     
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    I'm sure any computer shop will have a fan that will fit:thumb:
     
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    Hi Ivys!

    Would like to help but.... can't get what it is... what does SOG mean? i've used the link but still dunno what it is. i know the word fan (usually cool or heat) but toilet fan ?????

    If you don't mind explaining, i might be of some help

    What will be your route through France ? (roughly)


    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile::Smile:
     
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    Thanks Jim - will get the number off the fan and get a few spares

    Rog
     
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    Hi Frankie

    This link explains it best: http://www.soguk.co.uk/what-is-sog/
    Brilliant bit of kit, I think low voltage trashed my motor.
    As Jim said, probably find one at a computer shop - it will be a standard part.

    We don't know our exact route yet, probably go via Besancon to visit a cousin and meander our way past Paris.

    Rog
     
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    Jim the SOG vent fan is built into a plastic moulding and would not be sold in a computer shop, the SOG unit could be modified to use a computer fan but its not a 5 minute job

    Doug...
     
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    The SOGfan goes inline with the flexible exhauster pipe. I do not think a computer fan will do.

    When mine stopped I squirted it with WD40 left it to soak and it eased its way back to life. Has it been noisy? Mine was, now it is super silent.

    A fix at no cost for me.

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    Hi Rog......I have just looked in three catalogues of the big names over here in France
    NARBONNE,.......TOP ACCESSOIRES,......and DESINEA.......All sell the SOG but not the individual parts (just a plastic pipe bend and bung cap for when you empty)...could you not manage till you get back to the UK where you will have parts galore....and just use it like a normal toilet till then.
    I have also been on the French Internet looking for parts for you ???? its not like the UK Rog...
    What Doug said about it being different to a fan in a computer could be right....:Doh:

    Mel:thumb:
     
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    Hi Frankie ............I think this is the kit he wants
     
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    Never seen a SOG in the flesh, so no idea, I only suggest it because I have seen a "DIY sog" which used a bog standard :Smile: computer case extractor fan. the plans for same were posted on here too.
     
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    Ooooooops.....I forgot to put the picture on ........ sorry Frankie.....Mel:Wink::thumb:

    it will be the little electric part top left hand corner in WHite.....it is the same kit for all the SOG
     

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    For some reason it suddenly started working again :BigGrin: ... no more smells!

    Yes, we can and do use it without the SOG - but if we can get rid of smells all the better. :Rofl1:

    I'll try John's idea of the WD40 if it sticks again.

    Thanks to all for your help. Some things are much easier in the UK!

    Rog
     
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    Some of you may rember when I also had a failed SOG fan, the problem was coursed by some kind of bugs that had set up house in the tubing and fan casing, this was in a summer and in a warmer clime that the UK, for me a tin of WD40 also fixed it.

    The SOG fan has a very small motor and it takes very little to stop it.

    Doug...
     
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    Frankie, the SOG system is a special British invention to suck the smells out of the van toilet and blow them into your neighbours awning thus fostering international relations. :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Is there anything that WD40 doesn't fix? :Rofl1:

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    German I think :Rofl1: probably the same ones that bombed our chip shop :Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    Terry ....Yup German :Wink: now was they BOMBS.....SAUSAGES...OR just the left overs from the failed SOG system that failed to breakdown....well ?? Mmmm
     
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    Terry.....Well that's strange I too came from south Yorkshire and a Time served Joiner, we too had a fish and chip shop ....(in Bentley Playfairs corner on the A19) AH BUT no bombs from the GERMANS:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Wink:

    Mel:thumb:
     
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    Hi Mel, only about 6 mls away - know Bentley pavilion well :thumb:I am from Thurnscoe
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