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Old 11-05-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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A question for all you RV guru's. What does it take to add a powered roof vent to a class A? The vent that I want to replace is not powered.
How can I get power to the vent location?

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A question for all you RV guru's. What does it take to add a powered roof vent to a class A? The vent that I want to replace is not powered.
How can I get power to the vent location?

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Old 11-05-2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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You may still have a 12 volt dc line at the vent but if not is there a ceiling light near by that you can fish a line from?
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RV Wizard is correct. I had a Damon Daybreak that didn't have power to the roof vent. I did have a 12-volt ceiling light about 2 feet away though. After removing the old vent, I used a long 3/16" drill bit and very carefully drilled a horizontal hole over to where it reached the air conditioning plenum. I then ran the wire inside the a/c plenum until it reached near the light. Another short hole was made to get to the light itself. Each situation will be different, but I'm sure you can do it, or get it done.
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I added a powered roof vent and had to bring the power from the refrig vent and across the roof. I found the 12 volt line behind the refrig side cover, clipped in and added an in-line fuse holder. I held the wire (actually white #14 zip cable available at Home Depot) onto the roof with some RTV adhesive spots. It has held up vey well for 3 years.

RV Wizard actually gave me this idea originally.
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