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Old 11-07-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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If not too much of a silly question... Fantastic Fan

It just occurred that I'll lose my overhead lighting ?! Am I missing something obvious here ? I can see benefit of an extractor fan for hot days but what about overhead lighting ??!! Click image for larger version

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Old 11-07-2015, 03:01 PM   #2
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think i just answered my own question ! http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...tic-78385.html
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Old 11-07-2015, 03:19 PM   #3
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Well, your typical replacement fans inside piece are generally not that large. Maybe you could do a customized inside piece with some LED lights? No reason you couldn't fab something up.

I used the Maxxair Deluxe fans in my coach. The inside units have a much smaller foot print than your OEM setup. Mine don't have the lights, but my originals didn't either. I have side lighting. But, I did have a '77 Excella that had the lights like yours', and they were nice.

(On EDIT: your second post shows a good solution...something along the lines of what I was thinking. Make up something custom and you'll be gold!)


I think you might have to make something up custom. But that's cool...you can make whatever you like

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Thanks Jim, I can't be the first to have thought about this !!


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Old 11-07-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:07 PM   #6
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Here is what I did. Attachment 251749

Could you tell me about the shade on your Fantastic Fan? Or direct to a thread or product link? Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2015, 09:26 PM   #7
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I think that is one of those cheap generic rv things. Maybe campingworld? It's kinda wimpy
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I just did the same thing in our 83 Excella. At the same time I removed the adjacent old tv antenna and used that spot to mount an overhead light to replace it. The wires were already there. Just had to extend them over a couple of feet.
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good advice, thanks .... been thinking about removing the old tv antenna but kinda like the old retro look too ...
i need to look for some practical but innovative light fixtures ... something you'd not see in a box white box rv !
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looks awesome !, where did you get those lights from ? look like 12v kitchen type?
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Making some progress. Actually easier than i thought. Cutting my baby had been stressing me out !


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Looks just like it did for me. I was surprised how easy it was to cut out. Is the Fantastic fan supposed to open with the motor or just close automatically when it senses rain?
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looks awesome !, where did you get those lights from ? look like 12v kitchen type?

If I recall they came from a mom-and-pop internet trailer supply store. Single bulb fluorescents and I wired them to the "High" wire from the wall switch.
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