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Old 12-30-2017, 08:58 PM   #1
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Electrical connection for a fan above the Escape 21 bed

In my Escape 21, I'm planning on mounting a Caframo Sirocco fan on the outside of the bathroom wall above the bed. I would like to run the electrical wire into the wall, up over the fiberglass bathroom and tie it into the light connection. I have some questions about doing this:

Is there room to feed a wire, probably using a fish tape, into the wall and over the fiberglass bathroom to the light fixture? Looking closely at the pictures of my trailer being built it looks like there may be a couple of inches between the bathroom fiberglass ceiling and the inside of the trailer roof.
Is the hole for the wire behind the light fixture large enough to fish a wire out?

The other place I could run the wire is through the wall to the cabinet above the head of the bed. However, even with a hollow wall, I expect there is one or more studs in the way. I don't have a picture of the studs in this wall. Does anyone know for sure?
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:52 AM   #2
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Unless you have the factory do it preconstruction, you can be the trail blazer. Most of our mod's have been after production and there maybe an extra hole or two involved. I always tap into an existing circuit for my led light add ons but a fan may require it's own run.
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My best rule of thumb: If it's not reversible and there's a chance that after a few months you think you might not like what you done, find another way.
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Can you not go just go down the wall to under the bed and find a connection there? Using a stud finder will tell you if there are any framing members in the way.
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Can you not go just go down the wall to under the bed and find a connection there? Using a stud finder will tell you if there are any framing members in the way.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm giving this serious thought. Running a wire down inside a wall is a lot easier than running it up inside the wall. However, I can't think of why there would be a 12 volt wire under the bed. I didn't have any additional 12 volt wires run to my cabinets.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'm giving this serious thought. Running a wire down inside a wall is a lot easier than running it up inside the wall. However, I can't think of why there would be a 12 volt wire under the bed. I didn't have any additional 12 volt wires run to my cabinets.
I am not sure in the 21, but I know I have found lots of runs in cabinets and other places. A look for a set of 12V will soon tell.

What about tying in to the bath light, is it not on the wall opposite where you want the fan? There are the captain's lights too, you could tie in there and either come down the wall, or worse case go down the corner and over to the bath wall.

The fan does not draw much. Worst case scenario you would blow a fuse, but I really doubt it. If that happened you would need to run a feed all the way back to the converter.

That's all I got.
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