12volt fans

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 21:42
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Hi all,
I am in the process of buying a 12volt fan.there are 2 that I am interested in, the endless breeze and the sirocco brand. Does any one have experience with either brands?
Would appreciate any comments . Both are around the same in price,the Sirocco slightly less in power consumption.
Thank You .Cherrywipe.
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Reply By: Member -Outback Mac C (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 21:52

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 21:52
In my experience there is only a choice of 2 fans; that is Sirocco Black or Sirocco white !! They are fantastic would not be without one (or two in the new van) Nothing comes close in my opinion.

cheers Mac
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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 22:58

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 22:58
Have to agree Outback Mac. Sirocco fans are great. We have two in our van
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Follow Up By: Member - iijmartin - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 07:54

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 07:54
Also agree with Outback Mac. Sirocco fans quiet and efficient.
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Follow Up By: Gadget X10 - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 08:58

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 08:58
Another one for Sirocco
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 17:07

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 17:07
And another vote for the Sirocco Fan
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Reply By: sastra - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 00:18

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 00:18
Hi cherrywipe,
We've owned an endless breeze for about 5 years with only great results. 3 speeds with great air flow even on lowest setting which only draws about 1amp.Thoroughly recommended and soo welcome on those 38C days with no breeze.
Good luck.
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 02:42

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 02:42
Hi CW,

Can't comment on the two types of fan mentioned.

We have just bought a Coleman Tent fan/LED light @ $39.95 which runs off four D cell batteries and is very quiet.

Also bought a 12 volt battery charger and 4 AA batteries for $10.00.

Adding eight pieces of scrap tubing to hold AA batteries in place.

not forgetting $110.00 worth of Diesel for our next trip ............. :-}

Regards,
Wayne & Sally.

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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 06:38

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 06:38
Hi. Quite a bit of information here if you are interested. Cheers,Bob.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 08:19

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 08:19
We were never happy with a couple of cheap car type 12v fans Cherrywipe.

The better ones were also expensive.

We now use a little 12/240v can type inverter and a standard fan(s).

Actually we have several standard 240v fans at home , from small box fan up to those $10 40cm versions.
We choose which fan to take depending on trip type.

The above means we can optimize use from a small 10 inch oscillating type right up to one that can serve a whole campsite.

This arrangement means that the power used will always be higher .
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:50

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:50
I have the Sirocco and it is an awesome fan, pushes out plenty of air and is quiet.
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Reply By: Member - cherrywipe - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:37

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:37
Hi ,
Thank you all for your follow up, I am convinced on the Sirocco.
Now to look for prices. Whitmores inCairns still ads at 219$.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member -Outback Mac C (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:03

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:03
Hi cherrywipe,

They were $149 at the Melb Caravan show and the guy that sells them has an online store I think it is called PeninsulaRV.
cheers Mac
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Follow Up By: Member -Outback Mac C (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:09

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:09
www.peninsularrvs.com.au



cheers Mac
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Reply By: Member - cherrywipe - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:37

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:37
Hi Mac,
Thank You found thr site He must have had a deal going at. The show. On web they are $169
Regards C.w.
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Reply By: marq - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 20:35

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 20:35
Better off buying a pure sine wave inverter for $100-$200 and using a standard 240V fan for $30-$40

Test the 240V fans out and pick a very quiet unit and can be run from 240V when you are at a park.

Note using 210ah AGM's to run the gear.

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Reply By: Member - Richard H - West NSW - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:47

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 17:47
I purchased two of the Sirocco fans from Sure Marine Services.

They are a yank firm that sell a lot of fittings etc. for sailing and power boats, however, as there is a bit of a similarity with c/vans, some of their stuff is useful.

The item is Caframo MODEL 807 White Sirocco 12 Volt Fan.

I purchased two of these fans for $223.02 [U.S] this included handling and postage from the Land of the Free. As the Aussie dollar is doing well it pays to buy O.S. You can get these in Oz but the firm that sells them doesn't do the buyer any favours.

Sure Marine Service e-mail address is: http://www.suremarineservice.com

These fans are 12v and very quiet. I purchased a car fan some time ago from one of the auto part retailers, and it sounds like a C130 taking off. There is no comparison.

Dick

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