With summer clearly on the way, I decided it was time to buy a decent fan for the motorhome for when I am free camping (glamping). After some great recommendations from my Glamper group of ladies I decided on and bought a 12v Sirocco fan which I picked up at the local boating store.
Some great benefits worth noting:
- a really low amp draw 0.33 to be exact. Favourable when free camping to conserve battery power.
- it has a 4,6 or 8 hour timer to switch itself off. Handy when sleeping.
- it is super quiet.
Standard connections on this fan are for hard wiring…. which for this gypsy heart is way too much of a commitment. So the first thing to modify was the wiring it came with. I discarded (actually saved for some other mod down the track) the original wiring and connected to the fan a new lead with an inline switch complete with a 12v cigarette plug.
I’m not a fan (no pun intended) of fixing things in any one particular place in my motorhome for 3 reasons
- well I am a girl and I reserve the right to change my mind at any given moment.
- long term commitment makes me fidgety
- if I decide to sell my motorhome down the track the new owner might not like where I stuck it.
So my plan for modification began.
I wanted to be able to use the fan in different areas of the motorhome depending on where I was sitting so I fixed the base to a piece of timber about 3cm longer than the base of the fan at each end. To the underside of the timber I attached some over the door hooks from the Reject shop.
I now have a 12v fan that I can move to any area just by hooking it over a cupboard door and closing the door, plug it into the nearest 12v socket and breeze myself silly.