So today's post is actually about a little fan that is making a big difference!
Not huge, but big enough.
My little motorhome has 3 roof vents. Which is pretty good for a rig this size.
One over my bathroom, with the little exhaust fan.
One in the center.
One over my overhead bed area.
B - U - T
I do not have one of those wonderful vent fans that the lucky folks get to use to help cool their rigs down.
A 12 volt fan would be a dream -- but is not in the current budget.
Soooo, I went out yesterday in search of some kind of fan that I could possibly attach to my center roof vent.
Went to Academy first to look at tent fans. They didn't have any.
So then I went to Walmart. They actually had one on clearance!
I looked at it, inspected it, debated over it, put it in my cart & let it take a ride all over the store while I debated.
Problem is, it ran off of 4 D cell batteries. Fine, I'll get some rechargable batteries, right?
They have 4 on the shelf! OkeyDokey. Put batteries in cart too.
Then I look for a charger for D cell batteries as mine only charges AA & AAA batteries.
Nope, they don't have one.
The tent fan, which is made to suspend from the top of a tent has a couple of problems.
It comes with an attached battery port, which you put 4 D cell batteries in.
BUT if you want to use electrical power, you have to buy that port!
And if you want a rechargable port, well, you can buy that too!
Hmmmm, at this rate, I might as well buy a 12 volt vent fan & install it because this thing is costing nearly as much.
I put it back.
I go to the fan dept & find this little jewel -- the O2Cool Fan. Cool!
It's lightweight. It's small. But not too small. And it's cheap!
Alrighty then, it's going home with me!
And I was able to suspend it from my center vent!
So I used those small tiny bungie cords that we all buy & wonder what the heck we'll do with them. Wrapped one end around the vent handle.
Put the other end of another bungie into the small hole on my vent screen. Perfect!
Attach the other ends of the bungies to the grills & it works fine this way!
This fan will run off of 8, yes, 8 D cell batteries! Gulp. So I'm using the electric cord that came with it instead.
It has a stand, but the cord plugs in behind the stand part. Which actually worked fine too because with the stand extended a little bit, it actually aims the fan towards the living area anyhow.
And the vent is beside my cabinet that contains my TV, which is always open when I'm not traveling, so I just slipped that cord over the top of the cabinet door.
It's out of the way & this thing has been on all day, helping to keep the rig nice & comfortable today!
I thought this worth sharing in case some of ya'll don't have the 12 volt vent fans either.
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~