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Old 07-13-2016, 08:15 AM   #1
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Installation of MBR ceiling fan

How hard is it to install a ceiling fan in our bedroom. I've installed pre-wired at my house, but I don't want to start tearing holes in the ceiling if it's difficult. In other words, in theory it seems easy, but since I don't know the inner workings of an RV electrical system, I'll pay someone if I have to. A fan is a must for me. If it makes a difference it's a Fleetwood Expedition 36M.
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Me too.

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Old 07-13-2016, 12:23 PM   #3
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Def harder than installing it in a house. That is unless your rv might have had a option for a fan already. As far as I have seen the wiring harness is the same for the model rv. So if it had an option for it the wiring might be there or really close by. Example is that I don't have a front tv, yet the coax and 110v wiring is there for a tv. Another example is I don't have a computer workstation/stand alone dinette, yet I have the electrical outlet tucked away in the sofa cabinet and it is just the right length for it to go where the workstation would be.
You can do 12v or 110v. Need to look at your ceiling and see if there are seams that have a trim piece in between (at least that's the way I was looking at doing it).
Figure out how to run the wiring then determine where there is framing in the ceiling to attach it.
Let us know what you decide. Pics are always great for others to see too
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Check your height allowance. We had one in a Travel Supreme 5th wheel. When we ordered the Newmar motorhome they wouldn't install one because to their code it would be a safety hazard over the bed. The 5th wheel ceiling was higher.
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Getting wiring to the fan is the easy part. You need a ceiling location that will be clear of your walking path. That location must have a structural piece in the ceiling that will support the fan. Typically, there is some vibration with a fan so the support must be absolutely solid. I looked at putting one in my coach but couldn't find a location to secure it to the ceiling. With the head of the bed in a slideout, the fan would have been over the bottom of the bed and not as effective as i wanted so gave up on the idea. Good luck,
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Be careful if the fan goes over a slide when the slide is in. We have a ceiling fan and it is a very tight fit.
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You do not have a your RV on your profile but some RVs come pre wired for a ceiling fan from the factory. It is easier than running wires for the customer who wants that option. Mine has a ceiling fan and we use it all the time. Might call factory and see if your coach was prewired.


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You do not have a your RV on your profile but some RVs come pre wired for a ceiling fan from the factory. It is easier than running wires for the customer who wants that option. Mine has a ceiling fan and we use it all the time. Might call factory and see if your coach was prewired.


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It's a 2013 FW Expedition. I did see it installed on another unit from the same year and model. I don't know it it's prewired though. I tend to think so, but when I look at the ceiling, there is no indication that there is a place for the hole.
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