WE CUT A HOLE IN THE ROOF! | How to Install a Van Roof Vent Fan | GMC Savana Van Build
You saw that right, WE CUT A HOLE IN THE ROOF! We just wanted to make a sunroof....just kidding. An important part of converting a van into a livable space is to have ventilation. This means cutting a hole in the roof to install a van roof vent fan. Now there's many options when it come to van roof vent fans, so it's important to do some research and choose the fan that will make the most sense for you. We chose a pricier option because being in Canada means we are often met with rain during the spring and fall season. So we wanted to ensure our van could be open and working while it was raining. Once our fan was delivered it was time to keep the Van Build going by installing it! Installing the fan was a lengthy process and it involved a lot of measuring and re-measuring to make sure we didnt make any mistakes! Here are the steps we took: 1. Trace your outline of where you're going to cut on the ceiling of the van. We used the actual vent fan as our template. 2. Use a center punch in each corner of the hole to make drilling easier 3. Use a drill to drill out the corners. This will make it easier to cut 4. Cut the hole! (and don't panic too much) 5. File along the cut to get rid of any sharp edges 6. Use the vent frame to pre-drill your holes for your screws, this will make it much easier once you're ready to actually screw everything in. 7. Silicone around the hole before you slot the fan in. 8. Frame with wood. You will be screwing the whole fan into the wood frame. 9. Install the fan! #vanlife #vanbuild #vanconversion ---------- FOLLOW US! Tia & Andy Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tiaandandy Website: https://www.vacationdays.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiaandyvacationdays Twitter: https://twitter.com/tavacationdays ---------- OUR GEAR Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II: 🇨🇦CA ➡️ https://amzn.to/3eRnDGn 🇺🇸US ➡️ https://amzn.to/2ZlPdVC Lammcou Flexible Camera Tripod: 🇨🇦CA ➡️ https://amzn.to/38gSCsV 🇺🇸US ➡️ https://amzn.to/2AlbR81 DJI Spark Palm Launch, Intelligent Fly More Combo: 🇨🇦CA ➡️ https://amzn.to/3eQvaF7 🇺🇸US ➡️ https://amzn.to/2BkjaO1 RAVPower Powerbank: 🇨🇦CA ➡️ https://amzn.to/3ii8znb 🇺🇸US ➡️ https://amzn.to/3dPwiYv Tessan Power Bar with Surge Protector: 🇨🇦CA ➡️ https://amzn.to/2NNpIHu 🇺🇸US ➡️ https://amzn.to/3ikMuV1 Powerdewise Microphone: 🇨🇦CA ➡️ https://amzn.to/31ynNOV 🇺🇸US ➡️ https://amzn.to/2YPVrxU Vessi Footwear: 🇨🇦🇺🇸Everyone! ➡️RWRD.IO/G0JC6EH The above are Amazon Affiliate links. If you use them, we will get a small commission but it won't cost you anything extra! This is a great way to keep us on the road. 😄 ---------- We're Tia and Andy and we both love to travel! We work full time in tech the industry, but during our spare time we are always planning our next adventure! We created this channel to share our travel experiences, along with tips and tricks on planning, packing, finding great flight deals, and everything travel related. We hope you enjoy our adventures!
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