I have a 1988 Bigfoot
B19 Deluxe that I am refurbing. Based on feedback from neighbors (who have had multiple stick-built) and a new pal (who has a T@b), who all said that they never use their AC units, I have decided to install a much lighter and much less costly Maxx Fan Deluxe (5100K model, which is the manual not remote model, but has a thermostat, 10 speeds and can direct air in or out of the trailer) instead
of a new rooftop AC (I will leave the 120V AC wiring junction but will disconnect it, should I or anyone else ever want a future rooftop AC).
So, the Maxx Fan is 12V and I was told by a trailer supply company that the best thing to do is to daisy chain some 12V stranded 14 gauge wire from the nearest ceiling light
fixture. Well, there is a ceiling light
fixture right near where the Maxx Fan needs to go... can anyone provide some guidance on how I do this? Do I pop out the existing light
fixture and then? I am handy but the only electrical
stuff I have ever done is to install a new ceiling light in my home.
My electrician is a great guy but doesn't work on RVs at all and I cannot afford the $110 per hour shop rate that the local RV and Trailer shops want... This seems like something I should be able to do myself, even if I have to "cover up" the daisy chained wire (I don't want to have to pull out the whole ceiling panel but I do already have a "cover" that went over the much bigger AC power cord, so can hide whatever new wiring I need to bring over from the light fixture.
Thank you for your input!