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Old 06-11-2015, 08:10 AM   #1
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a/c removal for fan

I have a 2003 scamp 13 with roof a/c. We live up north and it is not needed barely ever. I was wondering if anyone has removed it and installed a roof fan like the fantastic fan? Is the opening the same? We would rather the fan than the A/c unit. We never camp where there is electric.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:34 AM   #2
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Tell me it isnt so!! Ohhh if you were here in the humidity today in the south...

Anyway, my Coleman has an apx 14" opening just like the vent fans. So you should havent any problem. Pull the interior cover and let it drop down and you will see the actual mount. Also, if still in doubt, look your particular model up online and you should be able to find a manual that will tell you the necessary opening for it then you will know for sure. The model # shouldnt be hard to find on your unit. Pull the filter cover......
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:12 AM   #3
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I was wondering if anyone has removed it and installed a roof fan like the fantastic fan? Is the opening the same? We would rather the fan than the A/c unit. We never camp where there is electric.
I live in Colorado and camp mostly in the Rockies where it is generally cool and we seldom camp where we would have electricity. I only used my A/C a couple of times in the driveway when I was doing some work on the interior. I removed the A/C unit and replaced it with a Fantastic Fan. The opening size needed for the Fantistic Fan was the same as what was cut for the Coleman Mach A/C unit. Rather than running new wires for 12 volts to the fan I disconnected the A/C wires from the 120 v AC power and connected it to the 12 volt system.
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what did the inside look like? is the rat fur all the way up to the opening?
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:53 PM   #5
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what did the inside look like? is the rat fur all the way up to the opening?
Yes, the rat fur was right up to the edge of the opening.
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:09 PM   #6
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Before you buy a Fantastic Fan, take a look at the MaxxFan. which has a fold down cover, and can be left open in the rain
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Before you buy a Fantastic Fan, take a look at the MaxxFan. which has a fold down cover, and can be left open in the rain
Which believe me, sure came in handy in the Oregon Cascades on a recent trip. Rained almost non stop for 3 days.
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:08 PM   #8
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I second or third the vote for the Maxx Air fan! Get some help (4 total)and some 8' step ladders lined up. A full size tractor with a loader up front works nicely if you are alone. I think the AC unit weighs about 85 pounds.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:26 PM   #9
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WOW here in the south you HAVE to have an AC. How nice not to have to have one.
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Why not just keep the A/C and add the Fantastic Fan?
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