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Old 05-29-2014, 07:56 PM   #1
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Ceiling Fan

I've been looking into installing a 12volt ceiling fan with wireless remote in bedroom of our 351. Done the measuring and believe I can install a 36" next to rear ac cover between light and unit.

Anyone done this in your GT? Pros and cons on install and operation of fan?

I'm looking to have air circulation when sleeping as I do at the house to be more comfortable.

Any thoughts and ideas are welcome.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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I've been thinking the same thing. Interested in seeing if others have done this.
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My big head will find that fan every time. We leave the rear end AC fan on "Lo" at night. It provides white noise for the kids and helps circulate air.
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The question I've got is how do you mount it? Is the structure in the ceiling strong enough to support it? Can you run the wires from a light through the ceiling to the fan to power it?
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I've done that too. Running on low is better to me than letting it cycle on off. The cycle on with compressor is little noisy from no noise when off. What I like best right now is to set front unit in fan on mode so noise is up front. I was thinking with a fan this would be good set up. Not sure though.
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The one I'm looking at has a motor base that screws directly to ceiling with rubber washers between. Cover goes over that. I was thinking of pulling power from light directly beside. If pull light fixture down and make 3/4" whole at fan base location should be able to snake wire to connect behind light fixture. Ceiling seems to be fairly beefy next to ac. Probably some frame braces there.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:10 AM   #7
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What about one of those oscillating fans. You can put a small one in the side stands. Or better yet, one of those bladeless fans.

Not sure about mounting a ceiling fan just on the ceiling material. I'd have to look as it may be strong enough, but if not it could sag. Worse case scenario you could somehow install a metal bracket from the inside if you can get to it from the AC area.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:38 AM   #8
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I agree. I would look for a frame stud or cut a slot to add a 1x4 above the ceiling for screws to grab. May be accessible in ac housing side with trim cover removed. Bladeless fan may be option. DW does not like fans sitting around that you have to lay down or take up space.
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On RV.net, there's a story about a guy who measured veeeery carefully, installed a ceiling fan, and then closed his slide.

Guess what happened?
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On RV.net, there's a story about a guy who measured veeeery carefully, installed a ceiling fan, and then closed his slide.

Guess what happened?
Oh, no way! Maybe his fan had foldable blades
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