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Old 06-22-2022, 08:07 PM   #1
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What's in the bottom of overhead cabinets?

I want to mount a 12v fan under the rear cabinet (bed area for a 21NE). It feels like there are two layers to the bottom of the cabinet with a gap inbetween. Does Escape run wires around through the bottom of the cabinets? Do I have to be concerned in drilling through the bottom? I need two mounting screws and one through hole to run the wires through. I guess maybe an alternate would be to tie power into the Captains Light.
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Old 06-22-2022, 11:49 PM   #2
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You're correct, there are two layers sort of like a hollow core door. Much lighter than if they used solid slabs of plywood.

You can run wires up the corner under the easily removable batten. I drilled my hole and used a piece of flexible copper wire to shove the new wires up through the new hole that I drilled and then downwards in the corner.

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Old 06-23-2022, 01:00 AM   #3
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I ordered the captains lights specifically so I could remove one and install a 12V fan. I ordered the Road Pro off Amazon and am really disappointed with it. It's loud and rattles on high. See post 11 in my thread.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ods-20801.html

I plan on ordering this

https://www.amazon.ca/Caframo-Sirocc...5963987&sr=8-1
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Old 06-23-2022, 09:29 AM   #5
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I ordered the captains lights specifically so I could remove one and install a 12V fan. I ordered the Road Pro off Amazon and am really disappointed with it. It's loud and rattles on high. See post 11 in my thread.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ods-20801.html

I plan on ordering this

https://www.amazon.ca/Caframo-Sirocc...5963987&sr=8-1
You will like the Caframo. I installed the Caframo Ultimate (no blade guard) in the back of my 17B and absolutely love it. It makes a soft whirring sound and only draws something like .2a if I remember correctly.
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Old 06-23-2022, 10:55 AM   #6
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I ordered the captains lights specifically so I could remove one and install a 12V fan. I ordered the Road Pro off Amazon and am really disappointed with it. It's loud and rattles on high. See post 11 in my thread.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ods-20801.html

I plan on ordering this

https://www.amazon.ca/Caframo-Sirocc...5963987&sr=8-1
Glad I saw this. I saw your previous post about the fan and was planning to try it. Also, I love your storage under the sink with the ripped plywood. Where did you get the pieces of aluminum for the dividers? Thanks.
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When I installed speakers in my trailer I used spacers to keep the bolts from squishing the two cabinet floors together. The speakers are relatively heavy but their mounts have held up well.
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