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Old 09-13-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Powered vent in Tracer 2700RES

We recently returned from a week in McLain State Park in the Michigan upper peninsula. It was unseasonably warm so we ended running the AC now and then but mostly tried to create cross drafts using open windows. With just the windows open it got a bit stuffy now and then.. The bathroom vent naturally has a fan, but the rear living area vent does not. I plan on installing something like the max air vent covers to allow open vents in the rain but I am considering installing a fan in the rear ceiling vent.

I have a few questions:
Would a decent fan pull in more external air? Would a 12volt fan move enough air to even be worth the effort?

Does Primetime run power to the rear vent or will I have to tap into the ceiling lights?

I thought about posting in the mods section, but as I figured I have a Primetime specific question I figured this area would be appropriate.

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Old 09-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #2
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Get a "Fantastic Fan" they move a ton of air!

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Old 09-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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Just Installed MAXXAIR 7000K FAN

After owning my Rockwood Fifth Wheel for 2 1/2 years, I finally installed a fan in the rear vent in the ceiling. When traveling during the hot summer, stopping to set up in a RV park, The A/C would take 2 hours to pull the heat
down inside our fifth wheel. To help get rid of the heat, I ordered a MAXXAIR
0007000K Deluxe remote controlled fan from for $261.58 shipped.
After removing the crank up vent and installing the 0007000K fan, I could not believe how quick the fan would remove the heat in our fifth wheel and assist the A/C in cooling. The Fan is also thermostat controlled, will run both directions. When set at 100% fan speed, it will suck my front door shut!! I just wish I had installed it 2 1/2 years ago. I got the idea from a new Cedar Creek I visited at the Forest River factory rally. A friend of mine was demonstrating the fan to me that he had installed when his unit was ordered built. It was amazing how quite it was at 25% speed, you could not even hear it run standing right under it.
Remove the plastic flange from the bottom of the crank up vent in your RV to see in wires are located in the cavity around the vent, Mine had green and black for speakers and white and orange for 12 volt DC. I just tapped the 12 VDC for the power.

I hope this answers your question about the fan.
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