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Old 06-26-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
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Hung a ceiling fan today in my Wildcat

Bought a 12vdc, 36 inch four bladed ceiling fan online. Installed it between the kitchen and the living room by screwing it into the beam. Uses a remote control so no wires to fish through the walls and all that.



Works ok. Seems to move some air and it makes very little noise.



I paralleled it to the vent fan using a fan pull switch I had to install so I can select between the two fans or run both if I wanted.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:02 PM   #2
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Please provide a link to fan
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:24 PM   #3
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https://www.rvandmarine.com/product/...v-ceiling-fan/


Got mine in all white.



Instructions that come with it are not printed well, small green font on white paper. You can find better instructions via google. The brand of fan is "Trusty"...
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I installed a 120 volt in mine last summer. Parked it next to the AC and taped the electric from there. Works great. I'm in a permanent spot with no intentions of towing so I went with 120 volts.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:13 PM   #6
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You're right.....I'll try to swing by the storage lot tomorrow and grab a couple of photos...
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were you able to get the base good and secure on one stud?
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were you able to get the base good and secure on one stud?
All fans attach to just one ceiling rafter or bracing. Either to an electric box or just to the rafter.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:27 AM   #9
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were you able to get the base good and secure on one stud?



Yes. I located the fan at a ceiling seam between the kitchen roof vent and the living room AC unit. The roof vent has two motors, one raises the cover, the other is the fan motor. I took the switched power lead for the original vent fan and ran that through a fan rotary switch I mounted in the new ceiling fan shroud.



On the fan motor base it has three mounting tabs. I put two of the tabs on the rafter and the third one into a piece of 1x4x6 I slid into place so the third screw would have just a bit more than 1/4 inch Luann to hold it. I drilled a 7/16 hole in the luann kind of between two of the mounting tabs and pulled some 16/3 SO cord. One wire becomes hot whenever the original fan switch at the kitchen cabinet is turned on. This wire goes to the rotary switch I mounted. From the rotary switch the power can be "OFF" "C/L1" "C/L2" "C/L1+L2".



Of the two remaining wires in the SO cord on is the (-) for the ceiling fan the the last wire goes back to the kitchen vent fan motor (L2 on the rotary).



I can run one or both fans this way. Kitchen vent fan is a shaded pole motor so current draw is negligible. New ceiling fan draws <1 amp at max draw.



I had to cut the trim where the Luann ceiling panels meet, I'm a better sparky than trim carpenter.
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I also decided the fan was really too small. Contacted the supplier and the blades for the large fan fit this one. Same motor in both fan kits, just different blade lengths.
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Thanks for your reply, the extra piece of wood you put in there is a good idea
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we had a ceiling fan in our toy hauler, used it a lot. Need to see if this might work in the new one, the DW already said she misses it.
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Update:

Yeah, no photos yet.



Installed the larger blades and and very happy with it.



Have driven from Oklahoma to Montana and all over Montana, fan has not presented any problems.
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