Bigfoot Vent Install - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-08-2014, 11:34 PM   #1
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Hi, Itís been years since posting here so please please forgive my absence. Our Bigfoot 17CB received a new air conditioner installed where the Fantastic vent was originally placed. Since we are moving to Tennessee I figured an AC was in order.

My problem is now we are without the Fantastic Fan and want to install it in the forward area where the vent and sunroof are installed from the factory. There is DC power to tap into from the overhead ceiling lamp, but Iím concerned about the structural integrity of the roof with another 14Ē square hole in it.

Also there is what appears to be a patch or covering job in the fiberglass where the vent or sunroof would be. Not sure what that means but any help would be appreciated.

Is there anyone familiar with installing a vent into a 17 Center Bath?

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Don't know your model but I see no problem with adding another vent in your roof. As you say there is already what looks like a patch I'd say there was a vent or fan there before. I'd go for it.
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The patch you are referring to is the area that Bigfoot placed the optional skylight in the model 24B175CB units. Our previous unit had one installed there.

There should be no problem with installing your Fantastic Vent there if you are good with running your power from your light. The roof on the 17.5 is one of the strongest I have seen in a trailer so it will not weaken it any at all.

Good luck with your project!
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The patch you are referring to is the area that Bigfoot placed the optional skylight in the model 24B175CB units. Our previous unit had one installed there.

Good luck with your project!
Yes, I've seen a few Bigfoots (Bigfeet)? with skylights and vents in the forward roof area. And yes, the roof seems very strong - I'm 230lbs and feel no give at all walking or crawling on the roof. So, the strength is impressive.

I thought perhaps I might find an owner or two here who might have cut the 14" square hole to install a fan or even a skylight. The Bigfoot tech in B.C is cautious about cutting the hole and so am I, but it seems like it should be no problem.

Thank you for your replies!
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