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Old 06-30-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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Fan for Bunks

After taking our first big camping trip, the one request for my kids was a way to get air into the bunks. I had debated about trying to duct the A/C there but I don't see it working. So my thought was to either hard wire a 12-volt fan in each bunk - going off of the power that is already there for the lights or getting 2 light/fan combos to replace the existing lights.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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I would get fans and wire them to the existing lights, unless you don't like the current lights. Then I would do the light/fan combo.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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I am leaning towards these fans -

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NI58X8/...SIN=B000NI58X8
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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If your hooked up to shore power why not just get a regular household fan ? I would think you could get a tower fan from walmart for the same price and would work better and you just stang it up next to the bunks and plug it in.
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I am an anal-retentive SOB and putting a fan there won't cut it for me. If you have a fan there then the curtain has to stay open, plus it's on the floor between the frig and the bathroom. If you get the too close to the bunks then it won't blow on the top one and if you get it too far away it's in the middle of the floor.
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The fan does not have a good review at Amazon. I do like the looks of it. I have one of the "box" fans that fantastic fan makes, but i think it is too big for what you want. Works very well and quiet.
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I have this can and it's great. https://m.bedbathandbeyond.com/bedba...temId=17092650

It is very lightweight. I hang it from the Shepard hook pole on my bunks. It puts out a good amount of airflow, even with its lightweight. It runs on AC or 8 d batteries. I've only used it with AC so far but starting tomorrow I'll be using it with batteries for a few days since we are tenting it with no power. Temps supposed to be mid 90's during the day, 70 at night. Hopefully it's cooler since well be at the beach.

I'll let you know how it runs on batteries after the fourth!
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #9
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Before the fan/light combinations were sold, there were plain bunkend fans. I still have 2 of them. I also like having as many things as possible run on 12 volt power, so they will work if you don't have power (dry camping, power outage at the campground, etc.) I did a quick search and did not find any of these fans. Sorry.

No personal experience, but this fan has a decent rating http://www.amazon.com/RoadPro-RPSC-8...ds=12+volt+fan
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The fan does not have a good review at Amazon. I do like the looks of it. I have one of the "box" fans that fantastic fan makes, but i think it is too big for what you want. Works very well and quiet.
That review wasn't there the other day when I posted the link. LOL
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