Originally Posted by sokhapkin
When you sleep, you don't need the fan to blow air in. Turn it to blow air out. Over the dinette is the best place for the fan.
Agreed, then just open your choice of window/s and you have the breeze you want. Probably quieter too. We usually open the "kitchen" window for an indirect breeze, unless its really warm and we open a window over our bed for a more direct wind.
One downside of this is the resulting negative pressure in your RV. This can be a problem when you do long flushes in the bathroom. Keeping that valve open too long will suck interesting odors up into the RV. We have developed skill at partial opening and quick foot action on the flush mechanism. Or you could turn off the fan for the time you are flushing or even reverse the fan if you really need long duration substantial tidal wave flushing action. We try to use campground facilities on the rare occasions when this may be required. ;-)
OTOH we often set the fan to blow in while showering or cooking and open a nearby window. This exhausts the moisture/odors close to the source.
Cool breezes and sweet fragrances to all,
PS. We had both escape
hatch and fantastic fan on our previous 16 foot Scamp
, a very nice combo. I miss the escape
hatch on our current 13 footer. I wish Scamp
would offer a MaxxAir choice. Seems a better fan to me. I tried to leave a fan off our Scamp order but my DW said I had too many projects already. She has been my girl for 46 years and she is/was probably right and the fantastic fan is a good one too.