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Old 12-26-2015, 05:33 AM   #1
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in our 40cck we have two ceiling fans and are wondering if the slides can come all the way in without removing fan blades?
the fan blades were installed after trailer placed and slides opened.
measurements look close to allowing but looking for others experience.
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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You need to post pictures and/or make your own measurements. Any OEM-installed ceiling fan will be compatible with the slides but since yours may have been aftermarket (otherwise, I'd wonder why the blades were not already attached) impossible to say from your description.
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:28 PM   #3
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no my fans are OEM equipment----they just didn't install the paddles and light unit until it had been delivered.
so if they are OEM then the slides should be ok when in----right?
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Can't you just pull them and watch what happens? If it looks like they'll hit - STOP!
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:17 PM   #5
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yes i could and no.
all 3 slides are operated by one switch and they are sequentially moved.
I would rather not do that yet..may not come out the way i wanted.
......thanks tho'
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There's no valving to make your slides sequential ... simple law of hydraulics ... slide with least amount of resistance moves first ... next most resistance moves next ... and so on. It won't hurt a thing to stop the retract operation if the blades are going to hit.
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Should be easy to measure the lowest point below the ceiling that the fans extend and then measure the clearance to the ceiling of the slide-out top trim piece at the location of the fan. If there is more clearance above the slide trim than the drop, you're fine.

Even if not, the fan is likely on the center-line of the trailer and the slides probably do not come in that far. Determine how much the slides will come in (by measuring how much they are sticking out on the outside) and determine if any part of the fan/light below the upper edge of the slide-out trim is closer than that to the slide trim. If farther away you still don't have a problem.

For example... the lowest point on my ceiling fan (which doesn't have a light kit) is 6.5 inches from the ceiling. The top of the slide-out trim is 10.5 inches from the ceiling at that point so there's no interference issue. Even at the center hub, where the light would be attached, there's 9 inches of clearance - but the fully retracted slide is still 5 inches from the center-line so I could still have a 10 inch diameter fixture extending more than 9 inches below the hub and still be fine.
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I think all the measuring and such is the hard way to accomplish a simple task. If the slides are flush floored, you have to remember the slide will come closer to the ceiling as it retracts and follows the ramp to the main flooring. As for ceiling fan blades, I've owned 4 fivers with ceiling fans and slides. The fan blades only clear about an inch and they all extend well past the slide fascia. You'd have a mighty shallow slide if they didn't. Just start the retract process and watch your clearances ... extend them back out if they don't clear and remove the blades. You'll do not harm to the slides at all.
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in our 40cck we have two ceiling fans and are wondering if the slides can come all the way in without removing fan blades?
the fan blades were installed after trailer placed and slides opened.
measurements look close to allowing but looking for others experience.
Gary
We have a Cottage and we had the blades removed and replaced with a light. Don't miss it and in fact forgot that we once had the ceiling fan.
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We have a Cottage 40CRS and the slides do clear the ceiling fan.
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