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Old 08-17-2014, 06:54 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed a 12v ceiling fan in there MH ? I just ordered a fan off amazon, I plan on installing it in the bedroom over the bed. I have a 12v light about 2' away and plan on tapping into the hot wire of the light.

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I think you may find there is not a permanently hot wire at the light fitting. It is probably hot only when the wall switch is on.

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Do you have enough headroom? My Georgetown does not. We miss the ceiling fan (had one in the 5th wheel). If you have the headroom, the ceiling light would work unless it is activated by a wall switch.
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We installed a ceiling fan in our 2001 Adventurer. The one we purchased had a remote. Our original light was in the center of the room and controlled by a switch on the wall. We took the light out and replaced it with the fan. Then We purchased another light with a built in switch. We mounted the new light about 2' closer to the door.

It was nice to have a remote controlled fan. We could shut the light off with the built in switch, but leave the power on to the fan. On warm nights we could control the fan without having to get out of bed. One note of caution, make sure the fan is positioned so that the doors and overhead cabinets can be open and still not interfere with the fan blades. The position of our original light just happened to be in the proper position for the new fan.

We installed the fan late in 2006 and it was still working fine when we traded off the motorhome in 2013.
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We love these things have two of them in my rig. Solar Fan Mini Ceiling, Dc 12v 500MM Ceiling Fans, 9V 14v Dc Battery Small Fan Brushless Motor High strength Plastic Nylon-in Fans from Home Appliances on Aliexpress.com

Can run all night and move a lot of air for us....
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The fan I have ordered also has a remote. I found a hot wire for the fan so the switch is not a problem. I plan on installing the fan over the bed so unless someone stands on the bed it will not be a head banger.
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I installed a 12v fan over the bed. Unless you stand up in the bed there is no problem. Blades are tilted down to compensate for being so close to ceiling and that really helps. Have seen numerous 110 residential fans in RV's and even with much longer blades, they just don't move much air do to being mounted so close to ceiling.
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We had one installed this spring. Specifically placed it so it would clear the edge when the slide is in. Below is a picture. The only issue is that the blades are underneath the pre-existing ceiling light. So if both the light & fan are on, you get a very disturbing strobe effect. We'll relocate that ceiling light away from the fan.

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A friend installed one and likes it. However he did not realize that the blades would not allow the slide to come in. He has to remove a blade to retract the slide.
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Our unit came with a 12V ceiling fan in the bedroom with 2 speed switch next to the bed. Really works well. Clearance is not a problem unless you stand on the bed or pull your shirt off over your head under the fan. We use it almost all the time.

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