caframo sirocco fans

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 03:08
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hi guys
we have had these fans fitted by bt when we were there a couple of weeks ago
we are wondering what clever ideas anyone may have come with to stabilise them on rough roads
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Reply By: Oldfella - Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 05:03

Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 05:03
I mounted ours on boards,we can hang them on the wall directed at the beds or move them round inside or outside the van if needed,they ride on the bed when we are underway,works for us.
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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 00:49

Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 00:49
thanks graham & anne
our bed is already occupied by a table & 2 laptops but interesting
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Reply By: Uncle Dodgy - Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 05:35

Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 05:35
Hi Stephen & Deborah
We mounted ours (self install) on the bulkhead between the bedroom and dining area.
It is mounted on the bedroom side of that bulkhead, up near the ceiling, and can direct air circulation to anywhere on the bed or the kitchen & dining areas as required.
We fold the arm so that it is adjacent to and parallel to the bulkhead, and have mounted one of those sticky back open and shut white holder things that are often used to hold biros or cables etc., so that it grips the horizontal chrome rod that is behind the fan blade, out near the outer safety ring of the fan just before that rod incurs a bend to intersect the outer ring.
Hope you can decipher this OK.
Don't have a pic of it to share, sorry.
Works well for us.
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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 00:51

Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 00:51
thanks for that i get the idea
good lateral thinking
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Reply By: Desert Dreamers - Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 10:25

Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 10:25
I used two small squares of heavy duty velcro. One piece was attached to the circumference of the outer ring of the fan such that when this ring was turned at right angles it could make contact with the other piece attached to the wall. It worked a treat as we travelled over 2500km of dirt and corrugations across the Plenty, Gary Junction, and other roads around the Pilbara recently. The fan itself was attached to the wall of cupboard over our fridge. This wall was in turn reinforced on the inside. (Hope you can follow all this without a photo.)
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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 00:52

Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 00:52
thanks
another good piece of lateral thinking
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 12:31

Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 12:31
This may not help because yours is already installed, but have a look at our setup:

http://farcanal.blogspot.com/p/installing-fan.html
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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 00:53

Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 00:53
thanks stephen
an interesting concept
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Reply By: Searenity - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 at 04:53

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 at 04:53
These fans are on special at Whitworths for $149.

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Reply By: Boystoy - Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 at 04:27

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 at 04:27
We have two of these fans, one 3 years old & the other 2 years. Both self installed, & both have been riding unsecured since then.
In that period, we have travelled over 40,000km in 'Bushtracker country'.
Results: Original fan, depending on the angle of the gymbal, sometimes does not start. The fix is to move the gymbal slightly, & away it goes. The second fan is still without fault (about 19,000km less travel).
Very happy with both & would strongly recommend them!

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Sent separately to you thought other s may be interested
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