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Fan in camping tent

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by RutRunner86, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Jul 15, 2016 at 6:19 AM
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    Ok random question, anyone use a fan in your tent when camping? What's the best you've found that isn't super loud and expensive? Current one works ok if it's blowing directly on you and it so loud I'm surprised I can sleep :(
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    Neither lol my husband got our current one. Think it's called the tornado or something lol And from most of the reviews on both they seems to have the same airflow issue as ours. Pretty good when pointed at you or circulates the air to a slight breeze but doesn't cool down the tent that much. I'll have to keep looking. Thanks tho!!
     
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    I run a deep cycle battery in my camping trailer to a small 400w inverter and just rock a tower fan. Moves tons of air, oscillates, and it pretty quiet. In Texas we don't camp much in July / August, it's just too damn hot!

    The 4Runner has an inverter but I'd not want to run down the battery letting it run all night for multiple nights.

    EDIT - Camping trailer is adventure trailer style, not a travel trailer or teardrop.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2016 at 1:37 PM
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    @fajitas21 We'll have to give that a shot, thanks!
     
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    Make sure if you get a battery to get a Sealed Lead Battery, or specifically just not a car-cranking battery. They are only designed to deliver a bunch of Amps quickly, then charge up, where a SLA battery can discharge more deeply without damage. Here's a decent one.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001VV031...TF8&colid=2SOELYJEF0FXO&coliid=I16W1Y9DBNLUJU

    There's a calculator which will show you how to factor how many watts last so many hours, most batteries assume 20 hours. So a 35ah battery should deliver 1.75 amps an hour for 20 hours (35ah/20hours). Assume 20% loss during an inverter, so 1.75*.80 = 1.4 amps per hour. Then using W(atts) = A(mps) x V(olts) you can figure 168 = 1.4 * 120.

    So ideally, a 35ah battery should run a 150w - 200w load for approx 20 hours, or a 75 watt load for 40 hours, you get the idea. Figure out draw of the fan and there you go.

    There's other factors but that's the basics.

    Also, a solar panel + solar charge controller can recharge the battery, but don't get your hopes up too high, solar is somewhat inefficient, it's easier to bring bigger batteries and just let solar charge some, so you can stretch the batteries.
     
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  7. Aug 8, 2016 at 10:45 PM
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    @fajitas21 oh yea my husband already has a duel battery setup for our fridge :D
     
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