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Old 06-09-2014, 05:06 AM   #1
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Ceiling Exhaust Fans

Hey Guys, first post, first rv. Just purchased a Coleman 244BHS. One thing I noticed is that there is no ceiling fan/exhaust fan in the kitchen/dining area. Just the AC Unit.

There is a small skylight right where I would have thought a ceiling fan would be.

I then looked at a few other brands and models and seems nobody is putting ceiling fans in these areas.

I grew up RV-ing and there was always a ceiling exhaust and fan in the kitchen area and bathrooms...what gives??
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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My V3605 doesn't have one either.
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Is there one in the range hood? They probably think that one is enough.
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We have a coleman 297re and we have a exhaust fan in the bathroom and a exhaust vent in the bedroom but nothing in the kitchen except the exhaust fan over the stove.
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Yup, there is a range hood exhaust. Maybe it is good enough for cooking but I'm more thinking for exhausting daytime heat. Too bad
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Our Aspen Trail TT didn't have a bathroom vent or exhaust fan which surprised me. I noticed that other Aspen Trails of similar size did have one, including our same model. So who knows why they didn't put one in on mine. In fact I contacted Dutchman to get roof specs and sure enough there was an ideal location for where the fan would typically have been installed. I bought a Fantastic Fan vent on my own and installed it. It was a bit gut wrenching to cut a large hole in the roof of our new TT, but the install was easy and it doesn't leak. It moves a lot of air, too, and helps regulate the inside temp of the TT if we leave the bathroom door open. I went with the standard sized square one, but they also make small round vents with reversible direction fan that may be better suited to a small TT or popup.
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Yup, there is a range hood exhaust. Maybe it is good enough for cooking but I'm more thinking for exhausting daytime heat. Too bad
Hey there Nanaimo, welcome from the interior.

I think you will find that the your fan in the bedroom will do what you need it to.

Turn the fan on and crack open a window on the shady side of the rig. If you are going out for the day, leave a window cracked on the side of the unit that will be in the shade in the afternoon.

We have a Fantasic fan with the rain sesor and find it does the job.
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Hey Guys, first post, first rv. Just purchased a Coleman 244BHS. One thing I noticed is that there is no ceiling fan/exhaust fan in the kitchen/dining area. Just the AC Unit.

There is a small skylight right where I would have thought a ceiling fan would be.

I then looked at a few other brands and models and seems nobody is putting ceiling fans in these areas.

I grew up RV-ing and there was always a ceiling exhaust and fan in the kitchen area and bathrooms...what gives??
I am noticing that more and more things are becoming optional or non existent on things like RV's, especially at the lower price points. I suspect they are being eliminated to cut production costs. It is what it are...

Just means the consumer has to shop smart or spend money later. Don't like it, but what can you do?

We just purchased a Coleman CM16FBS, it has the roof vent in the bathroom, but no fan. We will be adding one shortly.

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I am noticing that more and more things are becoming optional or non existent on things like RV's, especially at the lower price points. I suspect they are being eliminated to cut production costs. It is what it are...

Just means the consumer has to shop smart over spend money later. Don't like it, but what can you do?

We just purchased a Coleman CM16FBS, it has the roof vent in the bathroom, but no fan. We will be adding one shortly.

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Our Aspen Trail TT didn't have a bathroom vent or exhaust fan which surprised me. I noticed that other Aspen Trails of similar size did have one, including our same model. So who knows why they didn't put one in on mine. In fact I contacted Dutchman to get roof specs and sure enough there was an ideal location for where the fan would typically have been installed. I bought a Fantastic Fan vent on my own and installed it. It was a bit gut wrenching to cut a large hole in the roof of our new TT, but the install was easy and it doesn't leak. It moves a lot of air, too, and helps regulate the inside temp of the TT if we leave the bathroom door open. I went with the standard sized square one, but they also make small round vents with reversible direction fan that may be better suited to a small TT or popup.
Got a name at Dutchman? I have called on three different occasions (before and after Keystone merger) and told no such specifications were available for wall or roof.
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Cindy Walker (cwalker@dutchmen.com) is who replied to my inquiry. That was March 2012. I believe I sent my inquiry to warranty@dutchmen.com from the links on the website.
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Thanks for the replies everyone! Going to see how the summer goes then look at this as a project for the spring
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