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Old 10-05-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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Sorry, I thought "Eagle" 5er would be enough.
It should have been and asking for more information would not have really accomplished much unless the poster has done this particular mod on an identical trailer. These trailers are all wired pretty much the same, even between different manufacturers. When I replaced the static vent in my galley with a Fantastic fan, I pulled the microwave which was very close to the area I was working in and found a lot of wiring dropped down from the ceiling. Since all of the wiring is run through the ceiling, it was a simple job with a tester to sort out a 12V wire and a ground. As it was, there was a set of wires that went to an under the counter light that never gets used, so I used those wires. I used a fish tape to get to the wall through the ceiling then pull the power wires for the fan to the new fan.There will be 120V and 12VDC wiring in close proximity to each other, but it's not difficult to sort it out if you are electrically inclined.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:32 PM   #12
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My eagle TT had the wire running right past the vent. I tapped out maxx air fan into and it works like a charm. We had a light about a foot and a half behind the vent hole where we put the fan.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:06 PM   #13
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Update on email responce from Jayco. They said they didn't think that there would be any 12v running near the vent, but suggested running a new line from the breaker box. I also asked for a schematic and that ewasn't even addressed in their responce. (So I will take you up on the full sized version, and will PM you my email info).
I am pretty adept with electricity and will find a way, thanks for the microwave tip, hadn't thought to look back there. Actually running another wire pair from the breaker, through the refrigerator cabinet, shouldn't be too hard. I'm also not going to be surprised to find a wire running right by the vent.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:38 PM   #14
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Just drop the trim ring down and have a peek around in there.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:40 AM   #15
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Tapping into a 12V line in the roof will work, but you may have to turn on the overhead lights for the fan to work. I still think looking around behind the microwave and finding a wire going to the under cabinet light, if you have them, is a better option. It should be hot all the time.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:36 AM   #16
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Tapping into a 12V line in the roof will work, but you may have to turn on the overhead lights for the fan to work. I still think looking around behind the microwave and finding a wire going to the under cabinet light, if you have them, is a better option. It should be hot all the time.
From the schematic and exploring the RV it does look like (if I don't find a constantly hot 12v run passing the vent) that the nearest optioons are going to be behind the microwave, the light over the galley (about 4' away) or running a wire from the breaker (under the refrig and about 5' horizontal distance). Not known yet how easily one can fish wiring through the ceiling.
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Update on email responce from Jayco. I also asked for a schematic and that ewasn't even addressed in their responce.
Just an FYI, When I tried to contact Jayco CS on one of my requests, I got a better response by talking to them rather than by email.
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