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Old 07-29-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Bedroom vent replacement

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Hot enough for everyone? Speaking of hot has anyone replaced their ceiling vent in the bedroom with a vent fan of any type. I checked and the wiring is there, lots of it. We have a 2015 Rockwood 5th. With only one window it gets pretty stuffy and right now inside the trailer it is 98F. I was think this would be a big improvement to help with the heat and also the cold. If anyone has taken on this task of switching the old vent for a fan vent I would love to hear from you. What brand and model did you get and how difficult has it to install? My big question is what wires did you use. I must have seen at least 8 different wires running through the vent area. The reviews that I have seen have all said that it was easy to install but nobody talked about the wiring. Good thing I'm not staying in the 5th right now, nice and cool in the house. Thanks for any input on this topic. Cheers!
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:23 PM   #2
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You should be able to install just about any fan you want. Opening should be, or is pre-wired. You'll be looking for two unconnected wires, black and white or red and white and their probably tucked up behind the flashing or moulding. Just take the interior trim piece off and dig a bit.
I installed two Maxxair Maxxfan Deluxe fans in our Lexi, bedroom and livingroom, and they do make a big difference. 10 speed in or out, with a remote. Easy install, about an hour. Get yourself a tube of Dicor Self Leveling Caulk, and a roll of butyl tape. Everything else is included.
And whatever brand you choose, check Amazon for it. They have just about the cheapest prices on all the brands. One's we got were almost $100 cheaper than Camping World.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:33 PM   #3
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If you have a 50amp service RV then the extra wires could be for an A/C. A second A/C could be almost as easy as a power vent install. I had a second A/C installed and it was less than an hour. ( the tech said he could do it in 20 minutes)
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