Fantasic Fan Mounted on the Back Window of the Van

  • Loading...
  • Published on:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • As we continue talking about beating the heat, there is nothing more important than having a Fantastic Fan, or some other powered fan to quickly move hot air out of the van. It's truly amazing how much air they can move and how quickly they can cool the van. The problem is that many of us have no extra roof space to put a fan in. Either we have so much solar there is no room on the roof, or we have a fibreglass top in a Class B that is crowded with openings and contours that makes it impossible. What can we do?

    Today my new assistant KC shows us how she had her Fantastic Fan mounted into one of her back doors where the window used to be. It has done a tremendous job of keeping her van comfortable even in the 100-degree heat we've had here in Oregon in the summer of 2018. I've seen just how well it works and highly recommend it to you!

    Fantastic Fan:

    Be sure to visit my Amazon Influencer Store, where I have posted some of my useful and recommend products for nomadic living. As a bonus, I'll make a very small percentage of your purchases, even if you buy something not in the store.

    To purchase Nomad, RTR and CRVL Stickers, T-Shirts, Mugs, and other Apparel, please visit us here:

    Please join me on Social Media for more updates, photos and videos:

    Instagram Address

    Facebook Address-

    Twitter Address

    No matter how cheap your budget, you can learn something from this video about vandwelling and how to turn your car, van, caravan or RV into a surprisingly cheap and mobile, tiny house on wheels! You'll learn everything you need to know to live in a car, van or RV. Then you can live the life of your dreams by adopting a minimalist, simple and frugal life of travel and adventure as a gypsy, nomad, traveler, vagabond, tramp, hobo or even a prepper by dropping out of the Rat Race and becoming a full-time Vandweller or RVer, @vanlife, #vanlife.

    Cheaprvliving is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. By using these links I will make a small percentage of your purchase, even if you buy something else--and it won't cost you anything.

    Springbar Tent:
    Benchmark Atlas:
    DeLorme Atlas and Gazetterr:
    Eco-Temp Hot Water Heater:
    ARB Awning:
    Curt Roof Rack Cargo Carrier:
    Dometic CF18 Fridge:
    Big Kahuna Portable Shower:
    Universal Battery AGM 100ah:
    Battery Box:
    Energizer 500 watt Inverter/USB:
    Cigarette Lighter Adapter with Rings:
    Cigarette Lighter Adapter with Clamps:
    Volt Meter with USB plugs:
    Cigarette Lighter Spliter:
    Cigarette Lighter Extension Cord:
  • Source:


  • Stan Lee

    Stan Lee

     14 days ago

    This could also be an excellent kitchen exhaust fan!

  • Joni Loverin

    Joni Loverin

     1 months ago

    I really like the back window fan and I think I will do this next spring before summer happens, my 12 volt fan is ok but Id like one at both ends for a cross breeze like you have with your usb fan.

  • Kevin Shuman

    Kevin Shuman

     1 months ago

    Thanks, nice job

  • Shelly A

    Shelly A

     1 months ago

    Great video & KC is a sweetheart! Hope to see lots more of the both of you.

  • Plutoplatters


     2 months ago

    I always thought it would be good to mount the fan in the floor in the corner where it wouldn't be stepped on..being completely "stealth" un-seen from the outside. I know heat rises and the roof would be better. I think a floor mount could draw in the same outside air as a roof mount.

  • sammantha lee

    sammantha lee

     2 months ago

    yo bob would tht fan work on the roof of a truck......

  • deltatoofow


     2 months ago

    @comments stopped on your vinyl window,I just wanted to thank you for inspiring me not just lifestyle but your attitude and manner,thank you Sir

  • Jann’s Gypsy Journey

    Jann’s Gypsy Journey

     2 months ago

    So, since you filmed this, you put a hood over the fan? How do you like it now?

  • Rose Bird Cottage

    Rose Bird Cottage

     2 months ago

    Awesome video here.. Learning so much.. Thank y'all.

  • Elle Bryant

    Elle Bryant

     2 months ago

    When turbo energy is your second option along with your your panel on your roof but when especially when you're driving I mean come on do a lot of driving out in the middle of nowhere and in the mountains is pretty windy

  • Cherrie Mckinstry

    Cherrie Mckinstry

     2 months ago

    I really enjoy your channel and assistant.

  • Lo Ha

    Lo Ha

     2 months ago

    Hey Bob, where are you?

  • Steven Richardson

    Steven Richardson

     3 months ago

    Another great Video...Thanks Bob !!

  • JoAnne Morrow

    JoAnne Morrow

     3 months ago

    Great idea. For extra insulation and stability, couldn't you cut a piece of 1/4 or 1/2 inch plywood for an inside wall and put some insulation in between that metal and the plywood?

  • ThisSpotRules!


     3 months ago

    Great review. I would definitely install a (smaller) roof vent/fan for intake up front. There maybe places you wouldn't want your front windows cracked while sleeping or away from your van.

  • RVFreeDa


     3 months ago

    Love you KC! You’re an awesome young lady! Love what you did with the fan. Very cleverly done!

  • Fred Wulff

    Fred Wulff

     3 months ago

    Have you done a video tour of KC's van? If not, I;d love to see it



     3 months ago +1

    Would look much better if you painted the steel white and got the white fan lid model.

  • Mary Mclaughlin

    Mary Mclaughlin

     3 months ago

    Hi Bob To the point! I heard you can use T- LIGHT CANDLES in the sink stainless steel bowl for safety, to keep a car or small trailer to stay warm. I use them in my bathroom to hear up the room, it works so well! Safe wick candles work great to keep warm! Big Lots sell them by the bag of 150 or so for $6.00.. 🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️

  • Jimbo


     3 months ago +1

    Sikaflex is what bodyshops and car manufacturers use.