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Old 08-08-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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Ceiling fan installation?

I would like to install a ceiling fan in the bedroom in my 05 Monarch SE.

Has anyone done this?

Is there any problem with supporting it?
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I presume you are placing it where you have a ceiling vent right now. I would remove the vent cover plates inside the MH and check to see if there are wires pulled into the space. If so, all you have to do is hook them up to the new unit (once installed) and you are ready to go.
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Pick a fan with a smaller radius blade than you think will fit! When we installed ours it fit the space perfectly (above the bed) but now every time I take off my t-shirt over my head, my hands get in the path of the fan. Make sure you measure with both bedroom slides in, too! You'll love the breeze when you are done! \ken
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I have thought a fan would be a nice addition to the bedroom, but I am curious about supporting the weight of the fan. Do you have to add additional bracing structures?
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This very question was asked of a Monaco tech this week at the Monaco International Rally. His answer was that unless there was an option for a ceiling fan then it was unlikely there is enough supporting structure in the ceiling for the weight of the fan.
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This very question was asked of a Monaco tech this week at the Monaco International Rally. His answer was that unless there was an option for a ceiling fan then it was unlikely there is enough supporting structure in the ceiling for the weight of the fan.
I replaced the Fantastic fan in my bathroom a while back. I was amazed at how light it is.

I think the Fantastic Fan requires a 14" square opening. If you cut a 14" square in the roof, remove the roof membrane, the plywood below it, the insulation below that, the ceiling plywood and ceiling material below that, I bet all that material will weigh substantially more than the Fantastic fan that you are installing.

I would be more concerned about how to run power to the fan.

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ceiling fan

Jim sorry to wake from what must have been a very sound nap. We're talking ceiling fans, not dinky exhaust fans, you know the ones with four or five blades, 30 inches in diameter.
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I think that Papa Jim knows exactly the theme of this thread, including the comment immediately posted before his which indicated that a Monaco tech said he did not recommend adding a fan due to weight restrictions. Since a fantastic fan is flush with the ceiling and pulls quite a bit of air into the bedroom windows, even when located in the kitchen, the original poster might find that a better option. I doubt Papa Jim was asleep then or now.

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I installed a 36" 12vdc 4-blade ceiling fan in my '97 Endeavor. I used a location that formerly had a rectangular fluorescent fixture. My challenge was covering the hole left by the fixture. I used a Pine Round from Home Depot ... size and finish as appropriate. I used the wiring from the light fixture for the fan. Ceiling joists are 16" on center. If you can walk on your roof, it will support the fan ... but you need to use the ceiling joists. The fan is a life saver in the summer.

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Sorry guys. You're right. I must have been asleep. Mind you, even when I'm awake, sometimes I'm not too bright.

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....... and I meant the Kool-O-Matic fan in the kitchen, not the Fantastic Vent. The Kool-O-Matic sits flush and pulls a surprising amount of air through the windows.

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