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Old 06-20-2016, 01:28 PM   #1
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Better air circulation without ac

Does anyone have any ideas that will move air in the camper better than the little exhaust fan? We currently bring along a reciprocating fan: it moves air around well but is cumbersome.
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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...the little exhaust fan..
Are you referring to the "Fantastic Fan" in the roof that Scamp offers as an option?
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:34 PM   #3
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The 2-speed fan we have now does a decent job of pulling air in the windows on low, but on high it's too noisy to sleep, thus the table fan.
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:49 PM   #4
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I use a small AC oscillating fan for me, plus a skinny O2Cool fan that I can position so it directs air down the length of my husband. Both are quiet, and the O2Cool will also run on batteries. We are in a humid climate, so "swamp cooler" solutions won't work for us. So far these have worked well in warm weather, with shade.
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:55 PM   #5
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I too have an O2cool. It was less than $20 at Walmart. While it's true that it runs on D cells, I doubt they would last long. It really needs to be plugged into your trailer battery.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:00 PM   #6
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The O 2 cool fans look like they fold up and some are ac/dc. We'll check them out. Maybe I can figure out a clever way to mount one. Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:01 PM   #7
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Picture are worth how many words on a thread?
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:11 PM   #8
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Picture are worth how many words on a thread?
Good point.. I still don't have a clue what you have, so I can't say what would be better. To the best of my knowledge the base model of Fantastic Fan is THREE speed, not two.. so I must assume that is not what you have.

Hot air rises so a roof mounted powered vent is the way to go. Which one is largely a matter of budget.
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I'm sure you're correct - it's probably the original '98 fan. We run it on exhaust so it sucks air in the windows. The additional fan eliminates the dead air by the lower bunk.
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Glad you said that,, Gordon. I should have mentioned that the two fans we use are in addition to the Maxx fan in the roof. Wouldn't work nearly as well without it!
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..The additional fan eliminates the dead air by the lower bunk.
Indeed, dead air is a consideration also. I have a 16, layout four and there is no air circulation on the front sofa / bunk by the bathroom. It is usually unoccupied (by humans at least) so it is not a problem for me, but if I were sleeping there I would want a small window, fan, or something for fresh air.

And I have the three speed Fantastic Fan roof vent.. and I think that even on low it is too loud. But then again, if it is really hot I use the A/C and thats more like a jet taking off!
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Indeed, dead air is a consideration also. I have a 16, layout four and there is no air circulation on the front sofa / bunk by the bathroom. It is usually unoccupied (by humans at least) so it is not a problem for me, but if I were sleeping there I would want a small window, fan, or something for fresh air.

And I have the three speed Fantastic Fan roof vent.. and I think that even on low it is too loud. But then again, if it is really hot I use the A/C and thats more like a jet taking off!
I can only hear the fan or the A/C when I am awake . When I go to sleep the noise just dissappears.
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I can only hear the fan or the A/C when I am awake . When I go to sleep the noise just dissappears.
And I suppose you also think that if a tree falls in the forest and you are not around to hear it, that it makes no noise?

Don't you love it when a hardware question morphs into a philosophy discussion?
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And I suppose you also think that if a tree falls in the forest and you are not around to hear it, that it makes no noise?

Don't you love it when a hardware question morphs into a philosophy discussion?
I have lost most of my hearing in both ears so I can barely hear the fan or the A/C running at any time of day. My wife has to remind / tell me when they are running . Hardly a philosophical discussion more like a fact of life in my world.
If you can't hear the noise than the noise doesn't exist ?
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