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thiel 04-01-2017 11:50 PM

Bring a fan?
I wonder how many people bring a fan for interior use?

I ask because I am looking at filters/heaters/purifiers [asthma here] and need to know how much to prioritize air movement as a nice to have... The Dyson does it all but oh boy it's pricey!

CRH 04-02-2017 01:02 AM

We keep a small round one that is maybe 5" and a larger one that is about 12" in the camper. They work good to move air from one end to the other or provide noise for sleeping.

WayneG 04-02-2017 03:32 AM

For cooling and for background noise cancellation, I usually carry 2 of these
When it is hot outside with no breeze, I clamp one to my folding chair

SuperTrouper 04-02-2017 10:57 AM

Endless Breeze

We always have this aboard. We boondock with solar so A/C is inoperative. This fan is 12volt, portable and if we need a breeze at night I hang the fan amidships on a bungee cord stretched across the passageway. It's fairly quiet on low speed.


thiel 04-02-2017 07:51 PM

Super. Sounds like the fan is a good idea...

Piggy Bank 04-02-2017 08:05 PM

If you're already going to bring a fan, then you may like to use it outside also to discourage mosquitos and keep a nice breeze on you. Throw in a 25 foot orange extension cord!

AWCHIEF 04-02-2017 08:05 PM

I carry two fans, a single and a double. They are both AC/DC and are essential for boondocking as far as I am concerned. As long as I have air flow I can be comfortable.

PKI 04-02-2017 09:07 PM

We use the O2 10" fan. Runs on AC, internal battery pack and replaceable alkaline batteries. We run it for ventilation, drying and noise dampening. At $75-80, they are not cheap, but effective enough for us to keep buying them whenever on sale. West Marine was primary source, but available other retailers. They make other sizes, if 10" is too big for you. Think there is a USB connector, but we have never used that. Pat

jayseejay 04-02-2017 09:24 PM

We also highly recommend the 10" O2 Cool Fan referenced by Pat. They are selling on Amazon right now for $46. Best, Joe

Mollysdad 04-02-2017 11:04 PM

At home I have lots of fans. Here in Florida it helps save electricity on A/C. My favorite is a Lasco tower fan. It sits about 42" high but has a small footprint, oscillates and has an ion generator inside.
I ordered it from Home Depot. The bonus is it's quiet.
My only regret is it doesn't have heat too, then it would be perfect!

TrvlnRN 04-03-2017 03:51 AM

I have the dyson heat+cool and was also initially turned off by the price tag, but I have no regrets. Yes, it's expensive, but it's essentially three appliances in one and you also must consider how much you'll use it. I've had the wonderful opportunity to spend part of my winter in WA state where temps dropped well below freezing and the dyson was a nice supplement.

lsbrodsky 04-03-2017 04:26 AM

As above, I carry the Fantastic fan, DC and two of the clip on little AC fans. Distributes air conditioning better to the sleeping area and the eating area.


xrvr 04-03-2017 05:22 AM

We carry a twelve volt and a one ten fan. Beyond belief anyone could camp without one or the other. Small confined space. Circulates air to supplement air conditioning or heating as well as helping to dry the air in high humidity.

OTRA15 04-03-2017 05:33 AM

We carry a couple of these small battery fans, which use 2 D cells, which we recharge in a solar charger.

They are great on the dinette, or in the galley while cooking. The angle is adjustable and they fold up nice and small for storage. On Low they pretty quiet.

A good tool for the too-hot toolbag, in addition to the many good suggestions so far. The main drawback is that they are designed to sit on a counter, not suspended or clamped in any way.

Nice to be thinking about hot weather coming -- cheers from the NE!


crispyboy 04-03-2017 06:00 AM

We absolutely use fans.
A 12v fantastic fan and a 110v fan. I would love to have the Milwaukee fan as it uses the same battery as my drill but they are pricey.
Our uses:
- used in sleeping area to move air around and white noise for noise cancellation
- when its just hot and muggy
- to dry our bath towels
- to dry the shower which keeps down mold growth - shower is then easy to clean
- keep air moving on the floor for the dog on hot days
- outside under the awning to keep bugs away

Adventure.AS 04-03-2017 06:02 AM

Caframo Fans
4 Attachment(s)
I have used these fans - 1-12 volt and 1-110 volt Caframo fans.

The main plus of these fans are that they are very quiet; and with the soft blades you won't hurt your self if you accidentally touch them while they are running. The 12 volt model has an optional clamp which makes the positioning more versatile. You can follow the links or search for them on A..Z..N

12 volt Attachment 282592

clamp Attachment 282593

110 volt Attachment 282594

There is also another 12 volt Caframo fan that I used on my sailboat. It has three speeds, can be aimed in any direction and has a timer built in. It needs to be permanently mounted.

3-speed 12 volt Attachment 282596

PaulG_4307 04-03-2017 06:31 AM

Supertrouper Endless Breeze 12v with a 110v converter works great for us indoors & outdoors. We carry a portable 35amp/hrs AGM Battery so we can use the fan anywhere. Keeps us cool & bug free.

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