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Old 03-20-2018, 11:31 AM   #1
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solar vent for bathroom?

Has anyone tried using a product like this solar powered vent? It's about 8.75" diameter with a flange that might just cover the entire hole from the 9" Heng vent.

thank you in advance for any input!
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:39 AM   #2
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I installed one of these in my T@da which did not have a vent, worked fine. Not sure if it would replace the Heng's opening.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:47 AM   #3
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Haven't tried that solar vent, but the powered vent retrofit kit from ETI is very nice if you haven't seen it. It uses the Ventline Vanair fan. If you want to use the solar vent you are going to have trouble mating it to the existing 9-1/2" square opening without some sort of adapter. If you insist on using the solar vent maybe you can get the fiberglass adapter plates from ETI from the fan kit (see pic) and increase the diameter to suit your needs? Could probably make it look pretty clean and get it nice and watertight.

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Old 03-20-2018, 06:37 PM   #4
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Solar vents typically do not move air quickly. Their benefit is moving low volumes of air constantly so that it adds up. I think they are a good addition to any trailer as a complement to powered ventilation.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:38 PM   #5
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Thank you. I'm definitely considering that option!
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:48 PM   #6
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Does running our standard factory powered bath vent off of juice generated from our roof-mounted solar panels count as a solar powered vent?
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