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Old 04-14-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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Fan or no fan

A thunderstorm moved through our area last week dropping quarter-sized hail on our new TT. Unfortunately it put holes in 3 vents and the top of the fridge vent (I think that is what it is). Total bummer!

The vents are located over the front bedroom, the kitchen/main area, and the bunkhouse in the back. The Fantastic Fan in the bathroom was not affected as it has a vent-cover over it.

Since it is already damaged, I am considering the possibility of replacing the vent in the kitchen/main area with a Fantastic Fan. However, I am unsure rather it is worth the extra expense and trouble of installing it (not sure how hard it will be to get 12v to this location) knowing that we already have a Fantastic Fan in the bedroom. Can anyone provide any thoughts as to rather adding a 2nd Fantastic Fan would be worth it?

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Old 04-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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If your insurance coverage covers storm damage and for memories showing the strength of mother nature, take lots of pictures. Then it's time to find the Duct Tape and make temporary repairs.
You need to ask yourself and the DW, is another exhaust fan needed and will the noise from it over power the TV, radio, and conversation and will it be worth the trouble.
I have a exhaust fan in the bathroom and in the garage. The hood fan over the stove is loud enough.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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Fantastic fans are incredibly quiet and you should have no problems installing one or two. Covers are a must IMO
Insurance should cover your damage for the existing vent covers but if that is all you replaced it will not cover your deductable.
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My fantastic fan is only noticeably noisy on the highest speed. I run it at the lowest speed with the lid only slightly cracked in the winter to exhaust smoke and cooking smells.
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You didn't say what type of RV you have, but many models have the vents pre-wired for fans. If you remove the trim ring on the underside, you might find wires waiting for you.
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Or you might be able to splice into a nearby light 12v supply. Make sure it's the hot side you tap into.
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