There are several steps you can take to control the temperature and airflow in your RV and installing a ceiling fan is one of them. While most RVs don't come with ceiling fans, placing one of these in your rig adds not only temperature control but a sense of class and style as well. With our selection of RV ceiling fans, you can find just the one that will really set your rig apart from the others in the campground. If luxury's what you're looking for, you've found the right place.
For finding ceiling fans for use in an RV, though, there are several things to keep in mind. First, the power usage is different. RV ceiling fans use 12V DC power, similar to the power used in most other RV appliances. This means you won't need to hook your RV up to shore power to power your fan. Because it can run off of the battery, however, this means that you will need to keep an eye on the battery level. Because the fan cools you off through the airflow, there is often no need to turn on your air conditioning unit. Often, the installation is simple, as the fans are generally designed to replace the 12V light that already exists. If you are wanting to install the ceiling fan in a place where there is no pre-existing light fixture, there are more steps to take.
RV Ceiling Fans
Most RV ceiling fans run off of 12V power because of the fact that RVs may not always be connected to shore power. This is a huge advantage over other forms of ceiling fans because of the lower power consumption, generally lower noise, and usability. RV ceiling fans are also hugger ceiling fans (or flush mount fans). This means that it does not hang down into the living space, but rather sits right up against the ceiling. This saves space while adding power for air circulation and cooling.
Unlike air conditioning units, ceiling fans don't actually reduce the temperature in the room. They do, however, make you feel cooler because they circulate the air, improving aeration, which helps evaporate the sweat, keeping you cool. The blades on the ceiling fan are one of the most important parts of the fan, running with the help of the motor. The size and number of the blades impact how much air you will be getting. The more blades and the longer the blades, the more air you will get. This does not take into account, however, air resistance. When you take this into consideration, then the 3-4 blade fans tend to be best. For the length of the blade, the size of your room needs to be taken into consideration. A room of about 50 square feet or less needs about a 29" or less fan blade. A room of up to 75 square feet would need a fan blade closer to 36". You can also choose to add two fans if your space allows for it. When it comes to the material of the fan blade, there are many to choose from. Medium-density fiber blades (MDF) are made of sawdust and other wood remnants with a laminate over top. This type of blade is the least expensive, however, it does not hold up well outside. Plastic blades are common and can be molded into any shape. They hold up well inside and outside. Wood blades are best for indoor uses, however, some may work well outside. They are generally more expensive than other types. Metal blades are best for larger spaces and are good for outdoor uses, generally being used for smaller oscillating fans within cages.
With our ceiling fans, you get the best quality of these points without the high price of competitors. Sporting a selection of choices, you can choose between multiple color choices suited to give your RV interior a classy and stylish look.