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Old 02-23-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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290RLT Bedroom fan installation

We just took delivery of our new Crusader and want to install a fantastic fan in the bedroom. Does anyone have experience in installing one? Also is there 12VDC wiring close for power?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
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Assuming you have a 2013 (or late 2012) model, the bedrooms are pre-wired for a second A/C so you could use the vent hole for installation of a 12V fan quite easily. All of the wiring for a fan installation will be very accessible when the vent shroud is removed. Good luck.

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Crusader.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Isn't the A/C 110VAC? Is there something in the BR A/C that requires 12VDC wiring which I could use?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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I expect once you remove the shroud you'll find 12VDC wiring easily accessible likely from ceiling lighting.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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We just took delivery of our new Crusader and want to install a fantastic fan in the bedroom. Does anyone have experience in installing one? Also is there 12VDC wiring close for power?
We just got our tracer a week ago and I sent an email to Prime Time about installing a fan in the bedroom and they sent me a drawing of the roof and where to cut in a hole for a fan. I will steel power from the ceiling light.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #7
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I called Prime Time and asked for a wiring diagram of the trailer and was told they didn't have one. Not sure of their credibility. I then asked what gauge wiring was used for the outlets and was told they would get back to me. Nothing! I found all the outlets were on one 15 amp circuit breaker. This means I can only have one appliance on at a time otherwise it pops the CB.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:02 PM   #8
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Ted, I haven't had a camper in which you didn't have to watch how many appliances you put on a circuit. That's the nature of all three makes I've owned. If you have any issues with Prime Time, RV Guy in the second post in this discussion is a member of Prime Time management and can probably answer any questions you may have.
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FYI - We do not provide wiring diagrams but will always try to answer specific wiring questions. We use both 12 Ga and 14 Ga wiring depending on the circuit. EVERY RV has limitations on the amount of available breakers in the converter box. Typically, you try to divide up the available circuits to the different areas of the RV. Each model is different in it's wiring distribution. Yes, you can easily overload a circuit if you try to plug in multiple high electricity-use appliances.

We are open to feedback on how to improve distribution of our circuits, but there are some limitations when wiring an RV that we have to accept.

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We purchased a 2012 290RLT in the fall of 2011. We were thinking of putting in a turbomax fan as it could be installed over the existing vent. Can we use the wiring from the light fixture slightly in front of the vent to power the fan?
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