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Old 08-04-2010, 01:25 PM   #15
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Roger, we have an 85 Excella as well. I have recently put in 2 fantastic fans. To make the openings bigger you need really good tin snips and gloves. Watch out for the wires that run along the curb side in the front and the other side in the rear. How would I know, yep. You will be so happy you put these in. They work great and add a ton of light. I bought some replacement lights and I have not put them up yet. When it gets cooler I am going to put one in the middle also, or just a new cap.
I don't have the model number handy but we got the smoke color cover outside and it looks sharp.
Also got the rain sensor which works great for us. Get the off white interior with the curved top.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:42 PM   #16
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Found the model it's 6000 RBT
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:28 PM   #17
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Thanks for the photos. Looks to be a pretty straightforward job so long as previous owners haven't made a mess of prior work. Is there any problems getting on the roof to work up there ???? I've just never felt too comfortable about climbing up there. I need to take out the screws / rivits holding the old vents in from the top and clean up the sealent ups there so I can enlarge the opening a little bit. I plan to take a tip to Camping world tomorrow to check out the fans they have on hand. I may just try things out before installing any supplementary lighting. The one in the rear hasn't worked since we got the trailer and I don't miss it. We did use the one in the front but will have to see if we miss it enough to need to replace the lighting.

Thanks again for sharing your efforts.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:47 PM   #18
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I just wired my fantastic fan up reversed to test, and it was not harmed by reversed wiring - the fan just runs the wrong direction and the vent didn't open.

One of the cool things about DC and inductive loads.

YMMV.
I did the same thing with mine, as both wires were white, one heavier than the other. It didn't harm anything.........
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:52 PM   #19
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I just answered my own question. It's a wonder what a little exploration can tell you on this site. Thanks all. I'll get the fans and then begin to tackle the job. It's not rocket science after all. It's just a bit scary to think about climbing up on the roof and cutting holes in the top. Thanks for all the help and advice.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:58 PM   #20
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Stay on the ribs as much as possible, and stay off the end caps! Some padding, such as old carpet, will do a lot to protect the skin from the ladder. Some 1/2" or thicker plywood to distribute your weight can be helpful too, but be careful so you don't end up sliding off the roof on top of the plywood. In general, be careful and you should be fine.

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #21
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How I got on my roof:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f478...oof-66345.html

I hadn't installed a Fan-Tastic fan until today. I installed the front one today and removed the television antenna while I was up there. I tapped the rivet centers with a center punch, drilled the heads off, and cut the rivet shanks with a Stanley wood chisel after I lifted the old roof vent off. That cut em off flush just like butter.

My hot wire was red. I just put a solderless connector on the white and grounded it to the frame. I ordered the curved garnish and it fit perfect. I only had a straight metal shear and a right hand aviator. Before I install the other two I'll pick up a left hand aviator. I thought I had one when I started but I didn't find it.





The install is very straight-forward. I got the fans from Vintage Trailer Supply. They are gray cover and gray trim and have that OEM look. The people at Vintage Trailer Supply are great. I've ordered three times from them and they know what they have in stock by looking at the inventory while I'm on the phone. They ship out the orders fast and everything's correct. I like doing business with them.

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This clip related to roof work in a way only the Brits are capable of:

YouTube - The Bricklayer's Lament - by Gerard Hoffnung
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