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Old 05-09-2015, 11:31 AM   #21
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I'm a bit confused by which color Maxxair lets light through. In your picture in the original post, is that the white cover or the smoke colored cover? I don't want to sacrifice light.



I climbed on the roof today before putting the trailer back in storage and the AC unit is directly behind my kitchen vent. It is about 9" away, so it looks like there is just enough clearance for a Maxxair. Also, I took the shroud off from inside and there are several power lines running right next to it; 110v (yellow), what I think are two 12v (red & white), 1 coaxial (black), and 1 that I don't know what it is (black, thinner than coaxial).



This mod looks doable for me. I can't reach the vent in the kitchen so I need a remote or I'm always going to be messing with a step stool.

I got the white because I wanted it to match everything up there. Here's what it looks like closed and open and the amount of light that comes in Click image for larger version

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My wire looked like a lamp cord and was printed with "low voltage wire" on the outside. It was purple and white. I used a wire splitter to open up the white side and the purple side then used these splicers to make it easy. Click image for larger version

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Once I had the wires opened I just touched the white to white from the fan and the black to purple and the fan started working so I knew it was right.


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Old 05-09-2015, 12:40 PM   #22
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How do you know which wire is hot when wiring it up?
After you get the trim flange off the inside - dig around in the 'attic' and you will find some yellow romex (AC), some black coax, some black and white, and the purple and white. The purple and white is always hot and this is what you want for the fan. Purple is + and white is -.
The black and white is for the ceiling lights which is switched, so you don't want those.

Here is a pic of mine today, closed with no lights on inside. It's overcast and raining today as well. The image is a bit overexposed (I-phone compensation) but you get the idea.

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After you get the trim flange off the inside - dig around in the 'attic' and you will find some yellow romex (AC), some black coax, some black and white, and the purple and white. The purple and white is always hot and this is what you want for the fan. Purple is + and white is -.
The black and white is for the ceiling lights which is switched, so you don't want those.

Here is a pic of mine today, closed with no lights on inside. It's overcast and raining today as well. The image is a bit overexposed (I-phone compensation) but you get the idea.
good info! thx...this damn thread made me go get one...once I get her back from getting the oxidized front cap painted I'll be installing it.
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I changed out the kitchen vent to the MaxxAir MaxxFan 7000K with remote and built in rain cover. There was a low voltage wire running right along side the existing vent so installation was very easy. Mounted the remote with Velcro across the room. Got a great deal on Amazon!Attachment 75748Attachment 75749


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Assuming you have the EcoBoost I am wondering what your MPG's are towing that trailer? Just curious because if I go Crusader next want to know I can tow it with my 2014 F150 Crew FX4 EB 5.5 Bed

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On average, right around 10mpg.


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My wires look like they are red/white and not purple/white. I assume the red/white is my 12v. Do you all agree? (see pic)

This photo is of the cables running right behind the interior vent shroud.
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I'm a bit confused by which color Maxxair lets light through. In your picture in the original post, is that the white cover or the smoke colored cover? I don't want to sacrifice light.

I climbed on the roof today before putting the trailer back in storage and the AC unit is directly behind my kitchen vent. It is about 9" away, so it looks like there is just enough clearance for a Maxxair. Also, I took the shroud off from inside and there are several power lines running right next to it; 110v (yellow), what I think are two 12v (red & white), 1 coaxial (black), and 1 that I don't know what it is (black, thinner than coaxial).

This mod looks doable for me. I can't reach the vent in the kitchen so I need a remote or I'm always going to be messing with a step stool.
Take a dowel,notch one end, done. $5.00
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I finally had the trailer at home with no rain and got my fan installed. It took me about 2 hours maybe a bit longer. Getting the sealant off from the manual fan takes most of the time.

On the 296bhs, there is only about 1" of spare room between the back of this vent and the AC unit, but it does fit and clears just fine.

After getting it installed and my wife seeing it work she said, "Oh, now I get why you wanted to add this. I thought you were wanting to add a 3rd AC which made no sense."
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I finally had the trailer at home with no rain and got my fan installed. It took me about 2 hours maybe a bit longer. Getting the sealant off from the manual fan takes most of the time.

On the 296bhs, there is only about 1" of spare room between the back of this vent and the AC unit, but it does fit and clears just fine.

After getting it installed and my wife seeing it work she said, "Oh, now I get why you wanted to add this. I thought you were wanting to add a 3rd AC which made no sense."
wow that would be a chilly coach!
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After reading the threads we had 2 installed - one in kitchen area and one in the bunkhouse. Love the ceiling fan option when running the AC. Great investment.
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