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Old 07-27-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Little fans in the front window of your MH

I have a question about the little fans that I see in the windows of some of the used MH's. What are they for? Do some of the MH's have issues with the front windows fogging up? Do you use them going down the road? Is it because some of the front windows don't open?
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
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On some of the motorhomes we owned in the past the fans seemed to be standard equipment and we used them in the summer to help keep cool by having them turned towards us. In the winter we turned them towards the windows to help control moisture and fogging of the windows. When we bought our latest coach it did not come with external dash fans only an extra built in fan blowing on the windows. This spring I installed two external fans as we missed them allot. Have not had to run the air conditioning near as much since I installed them.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:55 PM   #3
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I use mine to circulate the warm air at the windshield because the AC doesn't reach there.

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On some of the motorhomes we owned in the past the fans seemed to be standard equipment and we used them in the summer to help keep cool by having them turned towards us. In the winter we turned them towards the windows to help control moisture and fogging of the windows. When we bought our latest coach it did not come with external dash fans only an extra built in fan blowing on the windows. This spring I installed two external fans as we missed them allot. Have not had to run the air conditioning near as much since I installed them.
Don't think I could do without the fans that came in our MH. Using them it has to be at least 90 before turning on the gen for coach air.
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I believe they date back to early trucks and school buses. We have them and use them to help defrost parts of the windshield and side windows the defroster doesn't hit. They also help in the summer for cooling while driving, but can be noisy.
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Thank you for the responses. Thought it might be something like that. If you can not turn on your air it might help with that fuel mileage that I see posted here a lot.

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I tried them on my last coach and I did not like them. All they did was blow hot air at me from the windshield.
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We don't use them at all when it's hot outside, but they are nice when the weather is cool!
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We use ours mostly in the fall when camping in the colder weather. Helps keeps the inside condensation down on the front glass. Also helps to keep the roof vents cracked slittly. Just remember these fans are wired to your coach/cranking battery so it will drain that battery down if they are run when sitting staticky without the engine running. Don't ask me how I know that.
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Got them and never used them don't think I would miss them.
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Got them and never used them don't think I would miss them.
I have really never used the 2 fans in my coach and had to remove them while doing some remodeling and removing the front mount TV and installing MCD cockpit shades. I had planned on not reinstalling them but they do look cool so I put them back in and will try them out in the fall.
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We use them to give us a little breeze in the face when we are going down the road.
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We use them to give us a little breeze in the face when we are going down the road.
Since my co pilot is always cold, I get more than a little breeze with both fans for me.
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Since my co pilot is always cold, I get more than a little breeze with both fans for me.


I think I married your co-pilots sister, always cold also.
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