12 volt fan for caravan

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Has anybody got a good 12 volt fan that will help in a caravan
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Reply By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 at 22:53

Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 at 22:53
Do not bother fit an inverter and run a 240 volt fan,you will find that will work far better.
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Reply By: Member - Sue & Joe L (QLD) - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 06:18

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 06:18
Hi Billsam
We have the 12v caframo Sirocco "made in Canada " they are the best 3 speed and quiet work brilliantly can be bought on eBay for $139 been around for some time also used in the marine industry.
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 11:39

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 11:39
and they consume stuff all power plus virtually silent
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Reply By: BARRY F2 - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 06:52

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 06:52
Brought A Ryobi 18 Volt /240volt Fan From Bunning , It,s 2 Speed And A Battery Lasts About 18 Hours , Seems To Be Good So Far
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 07:27

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 07:27
Another vote for the Caframo Scirroco 12v fan, Whitworths sell them too. 3 speeds and four time settings so can be switched on and will shut down after 2,4,6 or 8 hours while you sleep if required.
Apparently they are no longer made in Canada, now made in China like nearly everything else but quality is still similar to the Canadian ones.
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Follow Up By: Member - johntoyo - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 23:58

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 23:58
Another vote for the Scirroco. Great design and function. Have two above the bed and they are brilliant with mutilple speeds, off timer and almost silent. Draw next to no power.
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 08:17

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 08:17
I have a 12 inch 240 volt fan I got from K Mart for $5.00 and run it off my inverter. Draws max 40 watts, approx 4 amps at 12 volts.at full power, about half that at low speed. Quiet,
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:30
That's a hell of a lot of current to power a fan. You can be much more frugal if you get a 12 V fan.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 08:24

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 08:24
Another vote for the Caframo Sirocco. I have 2 - one in the TVan and one in our Caravan. They are quiet, push plenty of air and only consume 0.4Amp on 12V. 3 speeds and a timer that can be set for 2,4 or 8 hours, which we use all the time. $139 on special at Whitworths or delivered on EBay - you get what you pay for.
I fit strong magnets to the base so I can move the fan wherever I like - inside/outside or wherever. I screwed a thin metal plate under our top cupboards in the caravan so I can use the magnets and have it either facing the bed or facing the table.
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 08:59

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 08:59
I searched for the same and came to the conclusion that the choice was between the Sirroco, which seemed overpriced but probably the only quality choice, and the cheapies. I bought one cheapie on spec from ebay and trashed it after looking at it. Did not even bother to try it as it was just too poorly made.

Personally I try to limit 240v appliances to fixed ones for the campers on safety grounds. Having said that it is amazing that you can buy quite a decent quality 240v oscillating fan for a fraction of a 12v one. Yes I know about quantity issues but still says something about the perceived market.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 10:03

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 10:03
More votes for the Sirrocco 12v.

I have two in my trailer - one on either side. I face them in opposite directions and they give great air movement.

Well worth the money.

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Reply By: Member - Ups and Downs - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 10:06

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 10:06
Another vote for the Sirocco.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 11:00

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 11:00
I fitted my Sirocco onto a TV swing arm so that I can direct it to the table, or the bed.

See here: Fitting a Sirocco Fan

The link to the swing arm doesn't work anymore but you can find these easily enough.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 12:39

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 12:39
Another vote for Sirocco. We have two in our camper and two in our van. Power use is absolutely minimal.

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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 12:47

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 12:47
And again for the Sirocco:)

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Reply By: craigandej - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 16:11

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 16:11
Recently bought a 40cm desk fan from Bunnings. Model is Mistral MHSDCF40. Its 12v 15w. 3 speed. Works really well just as good as a similar sized 240 volt model. Cost around $34. Comes with cig. Plug and battery clamp leads. Cheers Craig
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 17:09

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 17:09
I have a Companion rechargeable box fan which I bought in Broome at the camping store for AFAIR $139.
It has a 12 volt lead acid sealed battery which lasts about 4 hours on low and provision for a second battery for another 4 hours.
So the battery can be recharged while driving through an inverter or it will run on 240 volts.
It blows out plenty of air for my camper trailer on low.
I am currently using it on 240Volts in my house and it is great, although pretty big at normal box fan size, but quite light.
Oh it also has an LED light .
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Reply By: Steve - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 18:21

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 18:21
Another vote for Caframo - we lost our awning in the Kimberley with 43 deg average temps and don't knothole we'd have handled it without the fan. Quiet, uses bugger all power and you can set the timer when you hit the sack.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 19:26

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 19:26
And another vote for the Sirocco. Any fan that's named after a wind has to be good?

The timer is the best feature, set it for 2, 4hrs or longer, and when you awake, it's off and you're not lying there shivering.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 19:58

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 19:58
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Hey Bob,......"Any fan that's named after a wind has to be good?" ???????

Meet the recently released 'Flatulence Fan' from your local appliance store. lol
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 21:42

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 21:42
Ha ha Allan!

This "Flatulence Fan", is it for the distribution or production of, said flatulence? :-)

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 22:14

Friday, Feb 05, 2016 at 22:14
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No Bob, they are actually sourced from Kerona.
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Reply By: DaveO*ST-R - Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 at 12:08

Saturday, Feb 06, 2016 at 12:08
Sirocco for me. 2 x in the caravan. One each side that can be swivelled and directed towards the bed or back to the table/kitchen area. Excellent fan - quiet, low power draw, timer. Happy wife......
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Reply By: billsam - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 at 17:34

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 at 17:34
Thanks to all re the fan looks like sirocco is the go
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