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Old 04-02-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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Adding Fantastic Fan

I took my unit into the dealer today to get a Fantastic Fan put in place of my standard vent opening. Much to my chagrin, there is NO POWER to that vent, which is contrary to what I have heard from others. I can get power but they have to tie into a light in the ceiling. Soooooooo, if I want to use my fan, I need to leave the lights on. Could be distracting at night.

I guess the normal units without the halogens in the ceiling can tie into the overhead light.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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Educate me please

I know nothing about new Airstreams. Where are the light switches to your lights? All of my light switches are on the light assembly itself which necessitates running a hot wire to all fixtures. The only departure is the galley light which has a series switch over the door.

I find it very odd that your dealer could not locate a hot wire.

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Old 04-02-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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I installed a FF on my first AS, a 2006 25' Safari. There was a hot wire in the living area but no hot wire in the sleeping area. Luckily I wanted it in the living area so it worked out. Did you check both vents?

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:02 PM   #4
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There should be a live wire running down the curbside inside the ceiling. If they do have to tie in to a light, they can tie into the feed wire, before and not after the switch, so you won't have to have the light on to have a fan.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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The lights on the SE package are halogens. There are 4 in the bedroom contolled by a wall switch. There is NO hot lead. The only way to get power to the fan would be to take off the interior roof panel so they could drill out one of the rips to find power. No vent is worth that much trouble or cost.

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:47 PM   #6
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I have mine set up the same way but then again I installed mine myself.It is so easy to do.Only hard part is taking it off.It just takes a bit of patience and a lot of elbow grease.I really dont mind it being hooked up that way anyways.One way or the other I have to reach up there to turn something on or off.
It just cant get any better than that.

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:15 PM   #7
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When I installed a second MaxxAir fan at the rear of my 19CCD, there was no power wire to be found ANYWHERE....as I had been told by JC. I removed the circular pop-up fan in the adjacent bathroom and found a constant hot running right thru the opening.

A little drilling thru a roof rafter and the wire was snaked thru and the fan was a GO!!!! Look around in the available openings and you just might find a constant-on hot lead.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:34 PM   #8
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We had one dealer installed on original purchase in our bedroom. It does, indeed switch with the wall light switch -- but the light fixture also has a switch. So if fan is on, we switch the light off at the ceiling. A bit of a pain, but it works. Good end results -- the fan is a lifesaver and has become a wonderful staple of camping for us!
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #9
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We don't have the single switched lights as most of you must have. We have 2 rows of halogens running the length of the trailer. In the bedroom there are 2 rows of 2 lights. Only switch is on the wall as the individual lights are recessed into the ceiling. Great looks but it seems it will preclude me from another Fantastic Fan.
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