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Old 07-28-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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A/C Removed

I never used the A/C in our Scamp (it worked OK).
I just got tied of it on the roof, so today I removed it ( it was easy) to get the weight off the roof. The hole size is 13 x 14 so I am now looking for something like a skylight to replace it any ideas out there ?

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Old 07-28-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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Can you enlarge the hole to 14 x14? That is the standard size for vents, then you have a huge number of choices.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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How about a fantastic fan. Just put one in mine. Love it. Put the resister in to quiet down- slow down speed. But added switch to get high. Have fan with 6 speeds. Really nice
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I thought the hole in the roofs were standard size to fit either a vent or an A/C unit. Check your measurements.
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Get the MaxxFan, same size as fantastic but with stock 10 speed, thermostat, and reverse and will operate in the rain.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #6
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I thought the hole in the roofs were standard size to fit either a vent or an A/C unit. Check your measurements.
Like Bob said!

The hole size is standard so any standard vent should fit right in where the AC was.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #7
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The hole size is 13x14 but I will enlarge the hole.
I hope to find a roof vent Monday.
Have it done on Monday also.
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Repeat after me... buytl NOT silicone.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #9
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How about a fantastic fan. Just put one in mine. Love it. Put the resister in to quiet down- slow down speed. But added switch to get high. Have fan with 6 speeds. Really nice
The Scamp has a fantastic fan in it. I like the idea to install a resister to slow the speed down.
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The Scamp has a fantastic fan in it. I like the idea to install a resister to slow the speed down.
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That's the one I used and added a switch around resister to give me 6 speeds got the parts at radio shack . switch is # 275-015 $3.49. used resister #271-120. 20watt 8 ohm $2.99. If you just want to slow it down just add the resister. Can't hardly hear it running now.
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The problem with changing the speeds and installing a resistor is two fold. One is danger of fire, if you do not install the resistor in the correct place, it can over heat and can start a fire. If you purchase from FF the kit, it will instruct you where and how to place the resistor. the second issue is if you slow down the motor too much, the motor will overheat, again another safety issue. I have installed at least 3 if not 4 of these kits, all from the factory and all following their instructions and direction. This is why I decided to go with MaxxFan on my new trailer, I got tired of having to modify the fantastic fan, it was no longer fantastic.
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The problem with changing the speeds and installing a resistor is two fold. One is danger of fire, if you do not install the resistor in the correct place, it can over heat and can start a fire. If you purchase from FF the kit, it will instruct you where and how to place the resistor. the second issue is if you slow down the motor too much, the motor will overheat, again another safety issue.........
All that is covered in the PDF that I posted above.
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Thanks Thomas, but if you read what Dave in KC posted, it is not what FF recommended.
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