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Old 02-24-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
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Retro Fit or Add on Roof Vent Fan

I am looking for some information from more experienced owners.
We purchased a new TT in November and a powered roof vent was not an option for the bathroom on this model. Does anyone know of a add on fan that can be retro-fitted onto the existing standard crank up style roof vent? I know that I can purchase and install a new powered vent but, it would be nice to just add a fan to the existing vent preferably battery powered to avoid having to run wiring.
Thank You in advance for your assistance.
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:43 AM   #2
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You’re making your project more worrisome than it needs to be.

I installed the single speed unit from Vortex without even going up on the roof.
It can be installed completely from inside, and in a lot of cases, the manufacturers have 12 volt wiring passing by fairly close to the vent location, and you’ll see it when you remove the inside ceiling collar.

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I think you will find that any powered vent will fit in the opening of your crank up vent. Openings are standard 14" x 14".
If the opening is not pre-wired it may be a simple job to splice into a nearby light. Fans and lights run off 12 volt, so any nearby light will supply power.
Opening may be pre wired tho. Simple job to pull inside trim off of vent and look for some unattached wire.
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You’re making your project more worrisome than it needs to be.

I installed the single speed unit from Vortex without even going up on the roof.
It can be installed completely from inside, and in a lot of cases, the manufacturers have 12 volt wiring passing by fairly close to the vent location, and you’ll see it when you remove the inside ceiling collar.

http://www.hengsindustries.com/inter...ents-rv-boats/
Thanks, will check it out.
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I think you will find that any powered vent will fit in the opening of your crank up vent. Openings are standard 14" x 14".
If the opening is not pre-wired it may be a simple job to splice into a nearby light. Fans and lights run off 12 volt, so any nearby light will supply power.
Opening may be pre wired tho. Simple job to pull inside trim off of vent and look for some unattached wire.
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Thanks for the information. I think a light is within a foot and will check later this week.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:05 AM   #6
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My unit only came with 1 in the living room and this thing that made noise in the bathroom. Now I have 4 multi speed fans that move air in or out. All openings had 12 volts running by them.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:12 PM   #7
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Since this is a thread about vents, I wanted to chime in about vent covers - Dealer wanted $39.95 for them, I found same exact ones @ Amazon for $21, so I got them for all vents in our motor home (4).

Wow, we love them! They keep leaves & rain out, so u can leave 'em open all the time. They'll only open about 3/4 of the way though, but U can drive down the road w/them open; it's soo much cooler in back of the motor home, this way!

I highly recommend. Okay, that's my nickel's worth.....
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[QUOTE=SunseekerFunseekers;2032903]Since this is a thread about vents.

I have a Wildwood 27RE enroute from factory, without a roof vent in bedroom. I asked dealer about installing a Maxx Air over bed but was told unless factory does it I would be voiding my roof warranty.
We are not air conditioning people during the day, just a little at night for sleeping. Air movement is important.
How do other owners handle adding items to the roof without voiding warranty?
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I would find another dealer. Sounds like he is feeding you a line of #%$T and doesn't want to deal with it.


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You’re making your project more worrisome than it needs to be.

I installed the single speed unit from Vortex without even going up on the roof.
It can be installed completely from inside, and in a lot of cases, the manufacturers have 12 volt wiring passing by fairly close to the vent location, and you’ll see it when you remove the inside ceiling collar.

http://www.hengsindustries.com/inter...ents-rv-boats/
I added this fan to the bathroom vent in my old tt. It was easy to install (tapped into a nearby light for juice) and it moved a lot of air. However, it was very noisy! We only used it while showering, so the noise didn’t bother us too much, but there is no way we could have used it for general ventilation.
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