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  • How to install 12v fans in horse trailer

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    08-23-2013, 11:50 PM
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Foal
Lets talk about FANS in the trailer :)

I live in the deep humid hot south! I want to install fans in my trailer. I have this model, a three horse slant load with tack/dressing room, but mine is just full aluminum not painted. It gets HOT in there especially with three horses inside. I want to install three roof vents or fans and I thought about putting in some little fans at their butt end. What do y'all have? I'm crossposting this in the endurance forum too :)

     
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    08-23-2013, 11:59 PM
  #2
Green Broke
The little 12 volt fan isnt going to do squat, insulate the roof and get it painted would do more.
     
    08-24-2013, 12:04 AM
  #3
Foal
Okay so insulating... spray in, insulation board from home depot? What's the most effective? Can I buy the spray in kind at Home Depot, or is that something that would have to be done by a pro?
     
    08-24-2013, 09:21 AM
  #4
Foal
Insulating the roof is a good idea. Also installing roof vents helps a ton with airflow. My trailer has the kind that you can either open facing front or facing back, so you can decide how much extra air you want. All summer I open them facing front, but it is nice to open facing back in late fall/winter/early spring when it cold but I still want air moving for respiratory health, but maybe not direct flow on the horse.

The only problem I worry about is if I were to get stuck in a traffic jam in the summer. Vents/windows won't do much if you're not moving.
     
    08-24-2013, 10:14 AM
  #5
Weanling
I recomend these lil buggers here: Fantastic Fan



I had 2 of em on my camper trailer when I was down welding in South Texas, they could change the air in that 24' trailer in about 30 minutes.

Always kept the thing smelling nice which says a lot when you have a sweaty welder and a dog staying in the trailer.

They were nice also because they have a rain sensor installed in them so if it starts to rain they automatically close.
     

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