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Kober

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Posted: 12/01/21 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd like to add a Fantastic fan to my 2014 Freelander 29QB. Anyone know if any of the existing vents are pre-wired?


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Bathroom vent ? Thats where i installed one. It worked much better than the small bath fan and uses less amps.
Or…tap off a nearby ceiling light if one is close enough to your vent.

I installed a fancy one with sensors that closes it when it rains, opens when sunny, takes the temperature and balances your checkbook .
I wish i stayed simple buying the basic model . The one i installed malfunctions on humid days, it automatically closes. I was better off with a basic model and vent cover.

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Can't tell you if yours is pre-wired or not, but if not you could do what I did once to get power there.

I put a FF in where no power was present, but there was a light nearby. I took the old vent out, and took the light out. I drilled a hole through the side of the roof framing, inserted a piece of electricians fish tape through to the light, then spliced in power and ground wires to the light wiring and pulled it over to the vent opening.

It was very easy to do.


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I’m installing one soon. This write up looks good. There are others.

https://www.loveyourrv.com/installing-fantastic-vent-fan-rv/

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https://www.loveyourrv.com/installing-fantastic-vent-fan-rv/

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The MaxxAir fans are also worth considering - Very quiet on the 3 lowest speeds, and draw just a small fraction of an amp of battery current.

Personally, I would not own an RV that wasn't equipped with at least one of either brand - They are SUPERB.

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

Can't tell you if yours is pre-wired or not, but if not you could do what I did once to get power there.

I put a FF in where no power was present, but there was a light nearby. I took the old vent out, and took the light out. I drilled a hole through the side of the roof framing, inserted a piece of electricians fish tape through to the light, then spliced in power and ground wires to the light wiring and pulled it over to the vent opening.

It was very easy to do.


Ditto.

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My Winnie had one on the cab overhead, I swapped it out for one with a thermocoupling and replaced the bathroom one room, with the front one


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Posted: 12/03/21 05:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seriously, do these fans really increase the airflow throughout the RV? I have two wall fans that face the sofa and one facing the bedroom in the rear to help on non-windy days on the beach. I’d consider installing them if they really move the air throughout the space.

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Yes! They seriously do move a lot of air. I very seldom ever need to use mine above the lowest setting. Mine is in the bathroom, and when I sit there with the door closed and the fan on, I can feel a breeze blowing in under the door.

They are reversible too. You can open a window at the far end and bring in air from outside and blow it out the window. Or leave it on exhaust and have it draw air from the open window, creating a nice cross breeze.

Good for cooking odors too. Have it blow in, leave the windows closed and have it blow out the stove hood without turning the confounded noisemaker hood fan on.

I would never be without an FF in any RV.

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