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Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator

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Replaces the manual lift operator for your MaxxAir roof vents with manual lid operation. 1-800-940-8924 to order MAXXAIR accessories and parts part number MA10-20281K-3CF or order online at Free expert support on all MAXXAIR products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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MAXXAIR Accessories and Parts

  • RV Vents and Fans
  • Roof Vent
  • Operator Parts
  • Lift Arm

Replaces the manual lift operator for your MaxxAir roof vents with manual lid operation.


  • Replaces the manual lift operator for your MaxxAir roof vents with a manual lid operation (MA00A04301K, MA00A04401K, MA00-05100K, MA00-06401K, MA00-04000K, or MA00-05301K)
  • Quantity: 1 lift operator

10-20281K-3CF Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator

Item # MA10-20281K-3CF

Video of Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator

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Video Transcript for Review of Maxxair RV Vent and Fan Parts - Operator Mechanism - MA10-20281K-3CF

Ellen: Hey everyone, I'm Ellen here at Today we're taking a quick look at the replacement Maxxair roof vent manual lift operator. This is going to fit several different models of the Maxxair roof vents including some deluxe and standard models. It does have the list of part numbers that this fits in the description on our product page here at, so definitely check that out.But basically, this is going to allow our handle in our enclosed trailer or an RV to turn that lifting mechanism to lift up our vent. That way we can let in some air, get some circulation going and keep everything nice and cool, let out the hot air, let in the good cold air and vice versa. If your vent or fan is cracked or damaged at all and you've got some water leakage, it's probably best to just replace the entire unit.

But if everything's working properly, and this is really the only issue is that it's just not lifting or closing anymore, this is going to be a much less expensive option as far as keeping everything working and instead of having to replace your entire unit, you can just replace this small mechanism to get everything working again.But if anything's damaged like your top cover's cracked, you're starting to get some leakage in there, you probably will want to just replace that whole vent unit because it's important to keep out any kind of water damage from your trailer. You don't want to get anything else inside your enclosed trailer dirty or anything like that or damaged. We have a lot of options available here at, if you want to pick one up. But that aside, if everything else is working just fine, this is definitely going to be an easy way to replace that and get you back out on the road, enjoying the cool air.It is an aluminum construction. It comes with that mounting hardware.

We'll have the two bolts and nuts that capture inside there to mount this in place. And then it'll also have the two holes to attach it into our system. The distance between those two at the bottom is about two and five-eights of an inch, center-on-center. The length of each of those hexagonal sides is about a quarter of an inch for each of those hexes. And then the length coming off here is about one and three-eights of an inch.

The instructions do have a list again, of what this is going to fit and then instructions for the various different models and how to get those taken out and replaced, so it makes it a little easier to do your install without having to do any guesswork.But that's going to do it for our look at the replacement Maxxair roof vent manual lift operator.

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Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator - MA10-20281K-3CF

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (88 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the manual lift operator for your MaxxAir roof vents with manual lid operation.


etrailer was super easy to access and order the replacement part for my broken (again) Maxxfan. They shipped the part immediately and delivery was quicker than expected, so quick I was able to make the repair before up coming camping trip! This is my first time using etrailer, they were great, I highly recommend. This is my 3rd time replacing this part, I am very dissatisfied with Maxxfan!


Works OK but does not lift up as far as the old one did. I have double checked the installation but it really only installs one way. No installation info with the unit.


very quick response to fulfilling my order. The part looks better built that the original. Haven't installed it yet ,looks like a perfect fit.


Mechanism worked fine, installation was difficult as previous mechanism was flush mount to bracket. This replacement lift operator had screw heads that protruded. I was able to modify the mounting bracket to accept the screw heads and enable flush mount.
4 stars due to modifications required.


They have got great products great people and my order actually came in early


It works correctly as described, easy installation and fast delivery. Would highly recommend.


I say part is average due to the construction. However the material must be weak due to the fact they brake often and then part sells out everywhere and becomes hard to find. I believe MaxxAir should take some responsibility for part quality.


Product would not fit my fan unit. It was mfg about 12 years ago, and instead of having an 8 sided drive it uses a 4 sided shaft, which will not fit the lift module sent.
I got the part number from the MFG data sheet, so that matches. You shipped the correct part to match the part pictured. Part was shipped on time, and arrived 3 days early. Packaging was good, and part arrived in good condition even though it went US mail.
Instructions for how to replace the part were included. I followed them inside the trailer after removing the whole assembly by the using the mounting screws, and disconnecting the power wire. Good Photo instructions!
The only bad part is it does not fit. (Not your fault) I will try the OEM and see if they have a fix. Great effort and follow up on your part.

OEM had a replacement part, unit was repaired. Had to buy a new Lift Arm Assembly from the OEM, part not in etrailer stock.
Otto - 07/24/2019


Item was on back order hit came when stated. Staff was excellent at answering my questions and the part fit perfectly with my MaxxFan.


This part was the fix for the problem. The original one was obsolete but, this part would still do the job.


Works like a charm! Very fast shipping.
I ordered the part late afternoon on Friday and received the part on Monday afternoon. Nice!


This replacement part fits exactly and us superior in design to the original as this one has two bolts holding the two molded halves together. Second RV, second replacement and us a great replacement.


Under normal use this product should last the lifetime of the trailer.


Very fast service. Thanks!


This replacement part for my fan perfec tly.

No problems with it
D W - 09/22/2021


EXCELLENT !!!! [Nationwide camping store] did not have parts for Maxxair fan, but etrailer does !!!! etrailer has very nice package tracking feature. etrailer also has Q&A that was very helpful to get the correct parts. Very Pleased!!


This was a direct replacement for the lift mechanism on my MaxxAir 5100 fan. The part fit perfectly, and it came with easy-to-follow directions from etrailer. Overall, the purchasing experience, as well as the quality of the part, has been fantastic. It was my first transaction, and I really appreciated the detailed and thorough descriptions for each part and the fact that etrailer seems to be very adamant about customers' opinions and ways to improve. Thanks!


Works as designed and advertised.


Excellent sales support. Informed me of the status of my order. The part is exactly what I ordered and needed. We can now open our roof vent thanks to the etrailer TEAM. etrailer came through once again. Thank you all!


we suffered down draft from a tornado which damaged our Maxair vent. I ordered the parts and with instructions made repairs.
etrailer people were very helpfull .


Product was delayed due to Covid stuff, sales associate kept me informed at all times


Excellent price and speedy delivery. Called to clarify which parts I needed and staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. Thanks for saving me $.


Did the trick. Make sure your mechanism has 6 sides if you order this. The instructions were very easy to use. Basically you remove two screws on the roof portion exhaust, pop the lid and replace. I took the screen and fan blade off to clean and it made it easier to access.

I like things that can be fixed for $20.


Works great, easy to install, shipped way faster than expected!


It was great that you kept me up to date with my order.

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Ask the Experts about this MAXXAIR Accessories and Parts

  • How To Install Manual Lift MA10-20281K-3CF Replacement Part On MaxxAir Roof Vent
    There are not installation instructions available specific to the Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift. I have attached an exploded diagram that shows the placement of the lift in the fan assembly for your reference.
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  • MaxxAir Trailer Vent Lid Will Not Stay Open
    The operator could indeed be the cause of the vent lid not staying open. In order to find the correct replacement we'd need to know the model number found on the inside under the screen. The Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Operator part # MA10-20281K-3CF is for manual lift vents and the Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Operator part # MA10-20281K-1AF is for power lift vents.
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  • Troubleshooting MaxxFan Plus Model Operator Install
    The Replacement Operator Mechanism # MA10-20281K-1AF that you referenced is the correct replacement operator for your MaxxFan Plus model roof vent. Is it possible you installed this in place of where the # MA10-20281K-3CF should have gone as this is a similar operator but installs in a different place. See attached diagram.
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  • Installation of MaxxAir Replacement Lift Operator
    When installing the # MA10-20281K-1AF replacement operator, you might need to 'clock' the mechanism slightly which could take a little bit of trial and error, but the replacement operator does include installation instructions. I've provided a couple screen shots from the instructions for you. The # MA10-20281K-1AF is for power lift models, and # MA10-20281K-3CF is for manual lift models. Photo F and G are for models that use a metal L bracket for the operator and H is for models with...
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  • Replacement Operator Mechanism for 4-Speed MaxxAir Vent Fan
    If you have a 4-speed motor then you most likely have either the MaxxAir MaxxFan Mini or the MaxxAir MaxxFan. Therefore, the correct replacement operator for you is gong to be part # MA10-20281K-3CF if you have a manual lift vent lid or part # MA10-20281K-1AF if you have a powered lift vent lid.
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  • MaxxAir Roof Vent Fan Lid Won't Stop Opening
    In regards to a MaxxAir Roof Vent Fan, if the motor is not stopping this is likely an issue with the operator mechanism so that is what I recommend replacing, part # MA10-20281K-1AF or part # MA10-20281K-3CF. If you can provide me with the model number under the screen I can make sure you get the correct one.
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  • Replacement Manual Lift Operator for MaxxAir MaxxFan 5100k
    To replace the manual lift operator on your MaxxAir 5100k # MA00-05100K you'll want to use the Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator # MA10-20281K-3CF.
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  • MaxxAir Roof Vent Fan Dome Will Not Open
    If the dome on your MaxxAir # MA00-04002K vent fan will not open with the manual knob then the MaxxAir # MA10-20281K-3CF "operator" is broken and should be replaced. This is a little gear box that actuates the lifter arms on the lid. Your original question make it sound like your fan had an automatically opening lid, which the 4002 model does not. If you have a different model then let me know for an updated recomendation
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  • Troubleshooting A MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus That Will Not Close
    The clicking sound you're hearing indicates that the lift operator of your MaxxFan Plus Roof Vent w/ 12V Fan and Thermostat - Manual Lift - 10 Speed - White # MA00-04000K has stripped gears or some other form of damage preventing it from properly operating. You can replace it with the Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator # MA10-20281K-3CF to alleviate this issue.
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  • Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator for MA00A04301K
    You need the Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator, # MA10-20281K-3CF. This replaces the manual lift operator for your MA00A04301K and the MA00A04401K, MA00-05100K, MA00-06401K, MA00-04000K, or MA00-05301K models.
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  • Troubleshooting Bumping And Bouncing Noises When Opening And Closing A MaxxFan Plus Roof Vent
    If your hearing a lot of bumping and bouncing while your MaxxFan Plus Roof Vent w/ 12V Fan and Thermostat # MA00-04000K is opening and closing then the gears are most likely stripped and the lift operator will need to be replaced with part # MA10-20281K-3CF.
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  • Installation of Replacement Lift Mechanism for MaxxAir MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent
    Replacement Operator Mechanism for MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus or MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vents # MA10-20281K-1AF is what you want for your MaxxAir Deluxe Fan if it is a power lift or the Replacement MaxxAir Roof Vent Manual Lift Operator # MA10-20281K-3CF if it is manual lift. I've attached a photo of the vent assembly which shows the models for the parts listed above. This photo also gives you a visual of the location for replacement. I've also attached the installation details of the MaxxFan...
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  • MaxxAir MaxxFan Lid Lifts In the Wind While Driving
    It sounds like you have the MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus model. If that is the case then you will need to replace the operator mechanism as that is what is causing your lid to not stay closed while driving. For replacement, we have the Replacement Operator Mechanism part # MA10-20281K-1AF if you have a powered lift vent or part # MA10-20281K-3CF if you have a manual lift vent.
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  • Replacement Manual Lift Operator for Maxxair Vent Part Number MA00-04401M
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  • Replacement Component for MaxxFan Roof Vent MA00A04301K To Fix Loose Vent Lid
    We do have some replacement parts available for the MaxxFan Roof Vent w/ 12V Fan, # MA00A04301K. If your vent lid will not stay closed while driving, you may need the Replacement Operator Mechanism, # MA10-20281K-1AF for a powered lift vent and # MA10-20281K-3CF for manual lift vent. Unfortunately not the knob itself is not an item that we carry.
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  • Recommended Replacement Manual Lift Operator For A MaxxFan 5100
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    The Replacement MaxxAir Operator Mechanism # MA10-20281K-1AF you referenced is compatible with MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus # MA00-04500K and MaxxAir Deluxe # MA00-07000K or # MA00-07500K powered lift roof vent. As long as the center drive is hexagonal, the correct replacement operator for your MaxxAir Roof Vent model # MA00-05100K is item # MA10-20281K-3CF. Take a look at the vent assembly diagram on page 4 of the Repair Parts List document I have attached for you. If you have an older model...
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