Blowing the dust off an old thread from 2011.
I'm interested in the Ventline VP-543 Roof Vent
and did a search and found this thread.
Glad to see that someone has one installed, which looks very nice BTW. Was hoping more than one person has used this fan. This fan option seems like a low cost, compact, discrete fan with easy operation. Only sits 2 5/16" above the roof and is 8" in diameter.
I like the dark black color, which looks more like some type of antenna than a vent.
Not sure if you would need an aux 12V battery to run this. 1.5amp draw is pretty low, right?
Power = 1.5amps x 12vdc = 18watts
I have a 2015 Ford Transit Connect LWB Van on order as my everyday vehicle, beach cruiser and sometimes camper. The only windows that open are the driver and passenger ones up front.
I have static windows on the dual sliding doors and rear barn doors. I'd really like to have some type of ventilation in the back to keep things from baking in the summer and provide some air if I'm sleeping in there. The height of the roof on the TC is 72.6" so this fan would be very visible. Installing anything bigger like a Fan-tastic Vent wouldn't look very stylish. The only other option I found on the web is a solar powered plumbing vent. The install process sounds easy but I'd sure be super nervous putting a jigsaw to the roof of a brand new van.
http://www.etrailer.com/Enclosed-Traile ... 543SP.html