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Old 11-01-2014, 03:58 PM   #11
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I noticed a typo - I meant DPDT switch.
Also - I should have mentioned - there is a hole in the ceiling of the overhead compartment where the wires for the light tie into the harness that is concealed by the plastic wiring tray. I routed my wires through the same hole.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:02 AM   #12
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For those of you, who has Fantastic fan installed in the bathrooms - here is a word of caution.
If you have 6000-series model and decided to replace the base - make sure you know what base style you have.
Our Fantastic fan had a crack in the base and we decided to replace it.
Atwood sent us the new base , the fan fit perfectly, but when it came time to place it back in the roof - it was almost falling through the hole!!!
It was almost 2" shorter than the original base!
It took a while going back and forth with Atwood. Long story short - apparently our base/ fan is "Euro-style" and they don't make those anymore. In the whole customer service department there was only one guy who figured it out (if you have to call - ask for Jerry)
Not sure if Atwood ended up making the right base or ordering it somewhere, but we got the whole unit with the right base.
The difference between fans they sell now and the "euro-style" base we have - the later has depression (I think thats how it called in English) between the fan and the lip where the screws go.
Cheers.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:17 AM   #13
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Our Westies came with a midi-Heki? Bathroom opening vent.

Thanks to some Westy innovators here, they discovered the original European hole in the roof is about 16" x 16" while the typical American hole for vents is 14" x 14".

Then, these great folks discovered a source of Fantastic Fans with a larger framework to fit the larger European size: http://rvvent.com/index2.htm

http://rvvent.com/index2.htm

Look for EuroVents at $48 more. Basically a larger framework while the Fantastic Fan motor/inners look the same as other Fantastic Fans.

The latest versions of the Fantastic Fan have even more bells and whistles, so might be worthwhile to upgrade for some. For example, an interior accessible removable fan for easy cleaning (mine is a pain to clean).

I did not see whether Fantastic Fan had developed a clamp-style Euro size versus the screws version (the original Westfalia vent was clamped so no screwholes into fiberglass top and interior ceiling).

The Europeans do have a motorized fan option made by Fiamma which would fit a 16" x 16" opening.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:31 PM   #14
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Having any sort of fan in the bathroom skylight rocks; once of our favorite uses is to hang our swimsuits and beach towels on the clothesline, leave the bathroom door open just a half inch or so, and crank the fan speed up. The cracked door creates a high velocity breeze that dries the towels in the short time it takes us to drive back from the lake...

And the low speed setting is great for keeping the van cool when we're out somewhere for the whole day.

Very clever adaptation. I installed the FF European model a few years ago.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:15 PM   #15
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The Fantastic Fan (or any fan) in that bathroom is one of the better mods, I feel. (Other favorite mod is the bench back tilt for access to behind rear seat.)
@oldwest any idea where I can find the bench seat tilt mod? Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:02 PM   #16
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See new thread.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=64010
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