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Old 01-28-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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Anyone have a low profile side mounted electrical vent on their camper van?

I rather not have any holes and/or place anything on my van's roof. I have read how wonderful the fantastic fan is, but I am wondering if I place an electrical side vent on both upper corners of my van, will they meet my cooling needs like a fantastic fan?
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Anyone have a low profile side mounted electrical vent on their camper van?

I rather not have any holes and/or place anything on my van's roof. I have read how wonderful the fantastic fan is, but I am wondering if I place an electrical side vent on both upper corners of my van, will they meet my cooling needs like a fantastic fan?
Not what I would do. You need both low and high venting for good convective cooling. You can't beat a good roof vent for many reasons. It is a tried-and-true approach.
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You need both low and high venting for good convective cooling.
Wondering how does the fantastic fan have a "low vent" that an upper side vent can't have in a van? I'm under the impression that I would crack a window like fantastic fan users do or am I missing something? Thank you in advance for any further clarification.
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He means a vent at the floor and a vent at the ceiling.
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I have not seen a side electric vent similar in performance to roof mounted Maxxair or Fantastic, which doesn’t mean it doesn’t exists. Hot air goes up so with any side vent you still going to have some hot air left at the ceiling.

DIY conversions are difficult projects, many skills are needed, great opportunity for inventions or innovations wherever they are indeed needed. I would claim that 100% of RVs have roof vents and they do work.
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He means a vent at the floor and a vent at the ceiling.
Either that, or just openable side windows. We like to have windows open a crack by our heads while sleeping. Passive convection is often adequate. If not, you put the roof fan on exhaust and it pulls air in the windows.
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