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Old 07-23-2012, 08:59 AM   #15
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I Googled this also, and did find a retailer had something posted about the 12 volt system in RVs not being GFI equipped. I agree, there is a safety issue, however, as with anything, it must be used according to the guidelines of common sense. I cretainly wouldn't install this on the side of your trailer where water could flow into it, nor would I spray water into it!

I have nover seen one with a light, AS in more modern years uses a separate light fixture (I have converted mine to LED).
Again, if you have concerns I would give AS and Ventline a ring about this matter,

Again, I see nothing published by the actual mfgr stating not to install in the bathroom/ shower, and since AS uses these as standard equipment in their products, I think it is safe to say, they work safely in this application.

Good luck!

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:04 AM   #16
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Nicro vs Ventline style

Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post
Or you could go with a solar vent. Nicro makes a nice "mushroom" solar vent that you might want to check outů

NICRO VENTILATION Solar MiniVent 1000 at West Marine

I'll confess I've never seen one on an RV, but I've seen at least sixtyleven boats with them.
I put one of these over the head on my old sailboat (27"). It was great for what it was, but fan speed and air movement was very light. Of course, it is constantly open, like other boat vents. The Ventline type moves a lot of air fast and is easy to close tight for travel. The Nicro is, as you said, a mushroom type cover with venting along the edges under the mushroom cover. These restrict air-flow. IMHO, having had both types, I would go with the Ventline OR a simple to open hatch w/o a fan, if the electrics is a problem, rather than the always open Nicro.

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #17
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I have other options.
1 don't take so a hot shower as to create so much steam. We have never had a steam problem even with a very warm shower. And we have the full rear bath.

2. You can crack the door. We have a large vent on the other sided of e door that will draw steam through a cracked door.

3. With four kids I bought a portable sun shower tent. I put in a drain in my plumbing system, that drains both the hot and cold with valves to one line. I connected it to a spigot on the outside. I can now control the temp of water coming out of it. I hook a garden hose to it with a on off valve on the end with a shower head. We all took showers with it for the fist time last night and it worked great. With no dump at the camp site, but water and electric, it saves the grey tanks. And with 3 girls and a wife I need all the help I can get. Plus you can take a long shower if the hot water last.

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #18
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Ha, how about that! I just went back into the bathroom, and sure enough there is a little knob switch for a vent fan! The fan is low to the floor, but has pretty good pull. I think we will try that out first. Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #19
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No problemo. Much easier than installing a new vent!


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