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supercub

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Posted: 05/18/21 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm wanting to install a ceiling fan in the bedroom of my motor home. Ideally I'd like to find one with a light and pull chains. In my looking so far, I've only found wall switch units. It appears the selection is very slim. Anyone have any suggestions. I've also read a couple of posts where the motors are noisy. I want a 12V one too. Looking for comments and suggestions. Thank You.

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just google them "12 volt ceiling fans" and I got many pages

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Just remember, that most RV ceilings have NO studs or metal braces to install a heavier component like a ceiling fan. You usually just have 3/16 luan and styrofoam. AND no 120 or 12 volt wires run unless you tap off a ceiling light 12 volt circuit. Doug

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Seems dangerous in many levels, lol.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Seems dangerous in many levels, lol.


I just pictured the old intro to MASH where they go up to the helicopter all hunched over.

How tall is the interior of the OP's MH? We had one in a 5th wheel in the main living area but it was around a 9-10ft cieling.


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Had one in our TT. With the low ceilings the fan will be too close to the ceiling to move any air. I never used it because of that reason. It was 12V and quiet. I wouldn’t waste my money. Get a free standing unit.


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Check your ceiling with a stud finder. Chances are you have 2 center braces, 14" apart, running for and aft. If so you have support for a ceiling fan. At least that's what I found in my Fleetwood coach, when I installed an additional ceiling fan.
You can scab onto 12 volts from a close ceiling light.

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Like the 12V one in our BR... works well and have thought about adding one in the LR. Granted our 08 Navigator has higher ceilings than most.


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I went through 3 12 volt fans, all we're problems. Then I bought a 110 volt unit and it worked fine. I my my it used wall mollies and fought to get the wires through the ceiling and run down to a light switch.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Seems dangerous in many levels, lol.


I just pictured the old intro to MASH where they go up to the helicopter all hunched over.

How tall is the interior of the OP's MH? We had one in a 5th wheel in the main living area but it was around a 9-10ft cieling.


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