Installing a Powered Roof Vent – The first cut is the hardest!
One of the least sexy but most important additions to our horse trailer LQ build was the powered roof vent. It might not seem important at first, but without the fan, the “Taj MaSmall” would quickly become unbearable to live in. It keeps the air fresh, increases airflow, evacuates cooking odors and helps to control moisture. All very important items for a comfy abode away from home.
Installing the roof vent was also one of the scariest of all of the conversion tasks. Cutting a giant hole in a brand new trailer is, and should be, a little intimidating. Fortunately, it’s well within reach of any enthusiastic DIYer!
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As I mentioned earlier, the idea of cutting a big hole in your roof is a bit intimidating, but once you get started the install is actually pretty easy.
What we installed: Maxxfan Deluxe 7000k
The Maxxfan Deluxe has a built in rain cover, a feature that is vital when you’re living in a small space, such as a trailer. Being able to keep the fan running when it’s raining is a key feature. The fan’s low power consumption allows us not to worry about the state of our batteries and indeed we let the fan run continuously throughout the night with no worries and plenty of juice for the next day.
TIME ON THE JOB: 3 hours – TOTAL COST : $350
The tools we used: