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Old 08-11-2015, 05:32 PM   #1
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Makeshift Roof Vent Fan

Did not have time to buy and install a Fantastic Fan before our trip. Used a Walmart Ozark Trails Fan and a 12 volt DC plug (bought separately) to get it going. It can also run off 8 D batteries. 2 speeds and I used Velcro strips to hang it.
Hope to get the real deal for next time. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-11-2015, 05:58 PM   #2
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Good quick fix!

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Old 08-11-2015, 07:08 PM   #3
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File this one under "Crude But Effective" or "Any Port in a Storm"?

Good thinking..........and when you get the real thing, you will still have a DC fan to use elsewhere.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:33 PM   #4
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:10 AM   #5
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What kind of travel trailer? It looks like the inside walls are white fiberglass lile the Burro I saw and wanted.
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:38 PM   #6
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I did something like that on my third day of Casita ownership because I had to wash the thing down inside (see related posts elsewhere about that) and I really, really wanted to evacuate the fumes and hot air as fast as possible (it was early July and about 90 F in the driveway).

I hot-melt glued a bunch of old computer fans to a piece of cardboard with round cutouts for airflow. The cardboard was sized to fit inside the plastic-framed screen on the stock roof vent. A little careful placement of the fans allowed everything to clear the bar that runs across the middle and holds the gearbox for raising the lid.

It actually worked pretty well when I hooked it up to 12v. Certainly well enough to evacuate the thing over the next week during the cleanup process.

It has since been replaced by a MaxxFan deluxe (smoke, manual) but did the job adequately during the time I needed it.
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:42 PM   #7
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Great idea @steelypip!
Was looking into computer fans too.
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