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Old 07-31-2012, 09:35 PM   #11
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exactly what I want to do! Guess I have to drop the inside of the vent to look for power. Darn, wish it was here so I could see what I got. I take it the inside of the vent is easy to remove? I didn't know they used a harness, guess it makes since now that I think about it. There may well be power there if they use the same harness for all. Can't see them running extra wires at the factory!
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:44 PM   #12
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exactly what I want to do! Guess I have to drop the inside of the vent to look for power. Darn, wish it was here so I could see what I got. I take it the inside of the vent is easy to remove? I didn't know they used a harness, guess it makes since now that I think about it. There may well be power there if they use the same harness for all. Can't see them running extra wires at the factory! Of course now I have to ask...how to remove the vent to see if I have power? If no power is at the vent but I have a light close by how do I get power from the light to the vent? Inside the ceiling(how do I get there)or along the ceiling(unsightly)?
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:27 PM   #13
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You don't have to drop the entire vent structure, only the screen and/or the bezzel that provides the finished look -- 4 screws if I remember correctly. When I did this there was 1 -1.5 inches of space where the wires where run between the ceiling and plywood roof sheeting. Assuming a light fixture is in the same section between the roof trusses it would be very easy to tap into that 12v supply and run a wire...may force you to drop the light fixture to make the initial connection then snake the hot wire over to the vent.

I understand the anticipation to get it done, I think you will be able to get it done rather quickly...heck there will probably be another camper when you are there that can help if you need an extra hand.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:41 PM   #14
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I read you post a little closer...I use wire "Tap-In" connector when I need to pull power from another descrete wire. They have a contactor that penetrates the insulation on both the existing wire and the new wire you intend to run to make the connection. No cutting, stripping and retermination wires with these. You can get them at radio shack if ones is near by to you, not sure what other stores may have them, maybe a local stero shop?

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...lickid=prod_cs

In thinking further about running the wire too. You mention having ducted air, I imagine where the duct crosses a roof truss there would be enough space to fish a wire along next to the duct, I would try this instead of making another penetration in the truss if by chance you need to run wire through a truss.

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:36 AM   #15
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thank you so much for your help
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #16
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Just for the record, Fan-tastic does indeed make models that do reverse, and can be used as a low volume downward fan. I have two such fans in my 2004 Designer. The model is 2000TRS, which has wall thermostat, rain sensor, automatic or manual opening dome, and reverse switch. You simply manually close the dome (or leave it slightly open) and set the switch to downward flow of air. Have used it many times this way, with no problems. Automatic feature works great if you want to leave for a while and not get rain in your rig.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:16 PM   #17
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I have a 3 speed Fan-tastic fan that has 3 speeds in and out. It does not work with the vent closed.
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