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Old 08-11-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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Useless windshield fans

We've had our 2005 Bounder for about 6 months and we have never found a use for the windshield fans. They are noisy and they don't seem to move much air. Before I replace them with some interior lights, is there some use I am overlooking. Are they indispensable in some situation I haven't encountered yet?
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:48 PM   #2
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While I can't comment on your particular fans, I tried fans in my previous coach (a Beaver) and all they did was blow hot air at me, so I removed them.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:01 PM   #3
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Sometimes when driving in the rain especially if it is cool out side, they can help keep the fog off of the inside of the windshield.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:03 PM   #4
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I use them in Winter, keeping the windshield interior clear, and removing moisture in the morning.

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Old 08-11-2016, 09:24 PM   #5
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They're useful to give you some circulation in that big aquarium when your dash AC dies.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:39 PM   #6
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Dash HVAC doesn't move enough air to demist the windshield properly.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:40 PM   #7
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I use mine all the time. Set the house AC just a little on the warm side, and use the fan to give just a little more chill when I get hot due to shifting sun angle or whatever.

Good idea to use the on the windshield in winter though...
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:03 PM   #8
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I've only found them useful to define the front window. And for that reason alone I wouldn't remove them.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:42 PM   #9
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They are there to defrost and defog the windshield as the dash air cannot circulate over the entire windshield.

I turn mine to the sides to blow air at the side windows to keep them fog free.
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I use my fans all the time, mine move quite a bit of air around. They have a high and a low setting at the base of the fan. When on high, they almost blow up a storm!
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We've had our 2005 Bounder for about 6 months and we have never found a use for the windshield fans. They are noisy and they don't seem to move much air. Before I replace them with some interior lights, is there some use I am overlooking. Are they indispensable in some situation I haven't encountered yet?
I find them useful to defog the windshield. The in-dash system doesn't seem to have enough oomph to do it on its own.

My wife likes running them in summer to get more air circulation.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:49 AM   #12
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If you expect the fans to help keep you cool, they won't do that. I had them in my 2000 Hurricane and they were useless for that. As others have said they may help a bit to defrost, defog.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:02 PM   #13
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Yup, they're there to help defrost the windshield. In fact, my new (to me) class A has the switch actually labeled "Defrost Fan".
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Our third coach with them. Use them often to keep cool.
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