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Old 04-14-2020, 06:11 PM   #1
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Alternative bathroom vent?

Hey everyone

We are regretting our decision to not have a window in the bathroom of our current bus (we had one in bus #1).

As such, I am thinking about installing some sort of vent fan. I'd rather not go with the standard 14x14 rv roof vent because of the ceiling height and layout of the support ribs. In other words, it would end up right where it would be most irritating.

So... does anyone know of another alternative? I would love to find a small, say 4-5" vent fan that could be installed through a 2" bus roof and be weathertight as well. I didn't skin over the window that we eliminated, so going through the wall is not really an option.

Thanks in advance - Gary
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Old 04-15-2020, 06:10 AM   #2
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Hmm, I think I'm going to try an experiment with something DIY for this. I salvaged the impeller motor from an air mattress after it sprang a slow leak. This thing moves a crazy volume of air but it is incredibly noisy. I wonder how effective it would be to mount the motor underneath the bus at the end of a tube, which would run inside the bus to the top of my shower stall. It might could ventilate the shower without having any opening in the roof to leak.

I'm going to tape it up to a piece of flexible hose and see what kind of draw it gets.
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Old 04-15-2020, 07:07 AM   #3
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Computer muffin fan? Here’s one that’s purpose-built.

https://www.ebay.com/i/113986985080?...iABEgLBvvD_BwE
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Old 04-15-2020, 07:40 AM   #4
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Computer muffin fan? Hereís one thatís purpose-built.

https://www.ebay.com/i/113986985080?...iABEgLBvvD_BwE
Thanks for reminding me that there are often more cost-effective alternatives to rolling your own. These vents look good - I've been looking at the big square fans like the maxxair etc., but these smaller and cheaper things are something I should be considering, too.
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I'm thinking about putting one of these in my shower.

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https://www.airxcel.com/rv/maxxair/p...s/maxxfan-dome
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Old 04-19-2020, 04:53 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot guys for your input. I really appreciate it.

I checked out the MaxxAir Dome and I think that's what I'm going with. Less than $60 on Amazon.

I also came across this one in my search:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TWVDTRJ...v_ov_lig_dp_it

Thanks again everyone.
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