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Old 06-12-2016, 11:36 AM   #11
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As I said in the original post- current vent is not wired.
How far is the nearest light from the vent?

If you have more than one light on a single switch do the lights have individual rocker type switches on them?
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:47 PM   #12
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How far is the nearest light from the vent?

If you have more than one light on a single switch do the lights have individual rocker type switches on them?
The closest light with a rocker switch is over our bed, about 5 feet away. Hard part will be trying to snake a wire to that light. It is a very small light, will a base of probably only 1-2" diameter.
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:14 PM   #13
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The closest light with a rocker switch is over our bed, about 5 feet away. Hard part will be trying to snake a wire to that light. It is a very small light, will a base of probably only 1-2" diameter.
I see, this does make it harder but not impossible.

It all depends on how much you want the vent.

Is having it done for you out of the question?
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:10 PM   #14
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I see, this does make it harder but not impossible.

It all depends on how much you want the vent.

Is having it done for you out of the question?
I looked more closely at how I might get 12v wiring to the vent this weekend. Nothing easy for sure. Not sure I want the powered vent that bad.

I wouldn't rule out having it done for me, but I have done a fair amount of wiring, snaking wires in my day - and no matter who does this, it won't be an easy job.

So I am inclined to forget it at this point.
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:03 PM   #15
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I looked more closely at how I might get 12v wiring to the vent this weekend. Nothing easy for sure. Not sure I want the powered vent that bad.

I wouldn't rule out having it done for me, but I have done a fair amount of wiring, snaking wires in my day - and no matter who does this, it won't be an easy job.

So I am inclined to forget it at this point.
I understand completely had the dealer install the Maxx Air in the lite.

Dropped it off after work picked it up after work the next day, had them put the original vent and parts in a box so I could hang on to it.
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:36 PM   #16
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Dooger54 - I had the same issue with my unit. I changed out both the bedroom vent and bathroom vent to fantastic fans and am very pleased. The front bedroom vent was not powered and there was a separate 12V light that was independent of wall switched mushroom lights. I used a coat hanger and fished wire the 3' distance to the independent light. Just be careful and try not to displace the roof insulation as you fish the wire.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:00 PM   #17
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I also picked up a 2016 254DSX and first thought was after we picked it up is.
I have to put a Fantastic Fan over this bed.
I haven't tackeled that project yet but when I do I will tap into the nearest main LED light.
The ones that are hooked up to the main switch when you walk in.
I don't think it will be a problem those lights draw such a low current that I'm not worried of overloading the circuit.
I'll make sure that we switch off the fan from the switch up top otherwise it'll come on every time we come into the trailer and turn the lights on.
As far as installation, a friend of mine told me. Just take your time, no short cuts and do it right and you'll have NO leaks.
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I also picked up a 2016 254DSX and first thought was after we picked it up is.
I have to put a Fantastic Fan over this bed.
I haven't tackeled that project yet but when I do I will tap into the nearest main LED light.
The ones that are hooked up to the main switch when you walk in.
I don't think it will be a problem those lights draw such a low current that I'm not worried of overloading the circuit.
I'll make sure that we switch off the fan from the switch up top otherwise it'll come on every time we come into the trailer and turn the lights on.
As far as installation, a friend of mine told me. Just take your time, no short cuts and do it right and you'll have NO leaks.
The problem with hooking into the led lights on the main switch is that the fan will only be on when the lights are on. So if you want to run the fan during the night when you sleep, you'll be sleeping with the lights on.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:23 AM   #19
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Ah yes. Your right, I never thought of that.
I will have to fish a wire from the closest light.
One of the reading lights I guess.
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Your right it is a small opening..but with patience it's possible.
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