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Old 08-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #57
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When FV sent my IN-OUT switch, they enclosed a brochure that showed a portable 3 speed 12V fan call the "Endless Breeze".
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We have had an Endless Breeze for years. When we first tie up and the trailer is heat soaked, we point it forward at the couch so we have a cooler place to relax. It is amazing what a breeze does to help us feel cooler even when the trailer interior is still in the 90s.

At night the EB blows cool air into the bedroom. Our cats love the moving air at floor level when it is hot. All three will be curled up in front of the EB.

I have installed 4 12v outlets at floor level so we can use the EB anywhere in the trailer.
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We have had one for years also. It's a great. quiet little fan that has many uses. The FF people back this unit the same as the FFs. I broke a foot on mine once and another time the plug came apart and a few parts wound up in the grey tank. Both times the company shipped me the replacement parts at no charge.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #59
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I dropped my Endless Breeze and broke both feet (the fans feet, not mine). They sent me replacements at no charge. The feet are the one delicate feature of the fans.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #60
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another time the plug came apart and a few parts wound up in the grey tank.
Richard, I've gotta ask—how did the parts end up in the grey tank? Were you "fixing" the plug over the sink? Washing it? How come they didn't stay in the P trap?

Glad you weren't doing this over the toilet.

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I'm in the process of trying to buy a reverse switch for my fan. But, in reading thru the above posts, I'm not quite sure about the placement of the new switch. Does the reverse switch replace the on/off switch that aready comes with a 6000BTA fan?
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I'm in the process of trying to buy a reverse switch for my fan. But, in reading thru the above posts, I'm not quite sure about the placement of the new switch. Does the reverse switch replace the on/off switch that aready comes with a 6000BTA fan?
IIRC, yes...it's the big flat rocker switch (about 1/2" by 1"). I think the original was just an on/off switch.
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Thanks for the information. It was the last piece of the puzzle for me.
I'm currently awaiting a call back from the Fla. folks so I can order the switch. Seems other supply houses want to sell the entire upgrade kit in order to receive the reverse option. That upgrade kit for the 6000BTA (my model) starts at $111. OUCH!
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Had a chance today to install the reverse switch I had ordered at the beginning of the month. Cost from Dottie was $35.00. The switch now comes with a couple of wires and connectors attached to the switch and a diagram of how a 6000rbta needs to be wired.
Although, I found that with my set up I needed an additional 8" piece of wire and a connector to extend the fan power wire. All was done from inside the coach.
A 15 minute job if you are a little slow. It took me 20!
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A 15 minute job if you are a little slow. It took me 20!

Wowee, you sound like my kind of electrician! ... except that for me a job like this usually requires at least two, sometimes three trips to the hardware or automotive supply store, and I wind up with two new tools and a whole bunch of crimp-on wire connectors that always seem to get lost before the next minor wiring job!
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Wowee, you sound like my kind of electrician! ... except that for me a job like this usually requires at least two, sometimes three trips to the hardware or automotive supply store, and I wind up with two new tools and a whole bunch of crimp-on wire connectors that always seem to get lost before the next minor wiring job!

What is really scarey, is that you discribe exactly what I usually go thru doing most jobs too!
Today was an exceptionally good day.
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What is really scarey, is that you discribe exactly what I usually go thru doing most jobs too!
Today was an exceptionally good day.
Plumbing is like that for me. That's why good plumbers have such big trucks—there are too many different fittings to carry everything in most trucks.

Because we have a large shop/garage, most of the tools live there. When I do a job in the house, I never remember all the things I need and make numerous trips back and forth, 150' each way. But when I do a job in the shop, all sorts of critical things are in the house. Sometimes my wife helps by going to get what I forgot and most of the time she comes back with the right thing. Most of the time means that when I am most tired, she comes back with the wrong tool.

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The worst thing I ran into in installing the reversing switch was a terrible stiff neck from working overhead.

I virtually always have enough tools in the trailer. My toolbox rides under the bed cover in the truck when the trailer is in use and migrates to the trailer when the trailer is in storage. A plastic bin full of various small parts and coils of wire lives in the under bed storage. I am prepared for most problems on the road or in storage.
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The worst thing I ran into in installing the reversing switch was a terrible stiff neck from working overhead.
Me too.

If you reverse the wires to the fan motor, it will run in reverse all the time at no expense except for a little more wire and some connectors.

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Me too.

If you reverse the wires to the fan motor, it will run in reverse all the time at no expense except for a little more wire and some connectors.

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True. I did that temporarily before the switch arrived. Didn't need anything, just switched the push-on connectors.

Ours blows in about 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time, it is awfully nice to have the ability to have it blow out. Especially so since it was totally free in my case because they sent me the switch for free.
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