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Old 11-11-2019, 03:04 PM   #1
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roof fan for Scamp 13 oversize vent opening

I have an 05 Scamp 13. The roof vent has a 24.5" x 17" opening. I would like to install a fan but it looks like they are all made for a 14"x14" opening. Has anyone else had this problem? What are my options? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:09 PM   #2
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I donít have a scamp and Iím sure others will chime in... are you sure that opening isnít for escape hatch??
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:19 PM   #3
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You might be measuring the frame of the escape hatch. most of them the opening is 14X22 without the frame.
You do have choices...


1] You could keep the escape hatch and place the fan elsewhere.
2]You could remove the escape hatch and install the fan in the center of the opening, using a piece of Fiberglas sheet on each side, then place a light on each side or fill in with ratfur.
3] You could modify a fantastic fan and install it still using the escape hatch lid and frame.


I like the second option, I live in Illinois and I would be glad to give you some excellent fiberglass panel(s) to accomplish the job.
PM me to discuss details as to what I am thinking would make a professional looking mod.
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I would go with Floyds option 1. Leave the escape hatch as is. Mount the fan where the A/C would normally go. Most likely you don't have a supported roof but not needed for a fan. You will have a short concealed wire run from the closet unlike to the escape hatch. The center location work better for using it as a kitchen exhaust fan and if you have a bath it is also a better location.
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I would go with Floyds option 1. Leave the escape hatch as is. Mount the fan where the A/C would normally go. Most likely you don't have a supported roof but not needed for a fan. You will have a short concealed wire run from the closet unlike to the escape hatch. The center location work better for using it as a kitchen exhaust fan and if you have a bath it is also a better location.
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Definitely the easiest option if there is no A/C.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:38 PM   #6
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OK! All great options. I never thought of installing the fan separately. And i was concerned about running the wire to the existing "escape hatch" If I locate the fan near the closet I can use it as a chase to run the wires to the fan. Brilliant! Now any pointers on cutting the fiberglass hole in the roof. I am pretty skilled in woodworking but have never worked with fiberglass before. This forum is GREAT!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:47 PM   #7
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Multi tool with a circular blade. Have a Shop-Vac hose next to multi tool it will catch most of your fiberglass dust. It will cut the fiberglass and reflectix together if you cut from the outside in.
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Rotozip set shallow,
Wear a dust mask.
A fine cutoff wheel works great on a 4" grinder too.
As Eddie said use a shop vac.
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