The newer versions (+-year 2000) and up were powder coated in lieu of painting so the finish is more durable.
The OEM Kwikee steps on my '96 were powder coated.......I had a heck of a time sand blasting the stuff off, I repainted with 2 stage paint...
....and all of the previous editions of this have been locked/deleted because they immediately became POLITICAL.
I come here to the Forum to get away from the "political."
My "Lock" button on my keyboard no longer works.......all I have left is the "delete" key......:B
I did the same thing years ago except used 60 minute timer. It's especially handy after we take our showers. Jut turn it up to 40 minutes or so and the bath area dries out nicely.
I had the same thought.....so that's why I chose the timer with a "Hold" feature (Works as a on/off switch)....but that's NOT to be used while dry camping....
A couple of years ago I upgraded my bathroom vent fan from the junky OEM noisy fan to the Vortex II that so many of us here have upgraded to.....
Since about 90% of our camping is drycamping.....battery usage is always on my mind.....my wife and daughters would turn the fan on, close the door and then exit the motorhome....leaving the fan on for who know's how long? As good as this new fan is...it's too quiet!
So I added a 5 minute spring wound timer in a blank corner.....it was smooth and straight forward.....I only had to grind 2 corners of the timers faceplate...
5 minutes of fan time should be enough and won't break the battery bank.....so to speak!
Intermatic FF5MH 5-Minute Spring Loaded Wall Timer