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Old 05-31-2015, 08:23 PM   #15
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You all have been a huge help. As I stated on my previous post I'm considering the maxx air fan mate. Has anyone had any experience with that?


I had the Fan Mate and hated it. Actually, I despised it. It filled up with bugs, was just crummy and nasty looking. The plasic white yellowed. The vent did not open that far, and it does not flow nearly as well as the Ultrabreeze cover.

I replaced it with the Fan-tastic Fan Ultra-breeze Vent covers, I can open mine in the rain too. Front and back.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:50 AM   #16
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are you trying to install on a fantastic fan ? requires a special cover .
I respectfully disagree. The MaxxAir covers work just fine on my Fantastic Fan vents. Easy to install and provides for excellent all weather ventilation.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:22 AM   #17
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I have the white MaxxAir cover over my Fantastic Fan.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:34 AM   #18
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So, how do these mount to the trailer?
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:36 AM   #19
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So, how do these mount to the trailer?
Four easily installed mounting brackets. They are hinged to allow for cleaning. The MaxxAir web site has video detailing install.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:40 AM   #20
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I had the maxxfan delux installed front and back. I wanted to have the ability for air in and air out, as well as the ability to run the fans while it is raining or even as ceiling fans, wich my fantastic fans did not do. Love them and would highly recommend it. I sold my fantastic fans and even received a really good price for them.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:42 AM   #21
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Black MaxxAir on rear Fantastic in bedroom. Works very well and keeps extra light out in the bedroom. Never had an issue with operation of the vent in the rain, even when towing.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:27 PM   #22
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I have the smoke tinted MaxxAir2. It has the screens built in to help keep bugs out. Installed fine (10 min.) without mods to my stock fantastic fan.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:00 PM   #23
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Talking Maxx Air vent cover.

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My question is would the fan/mate be better for fully opening since the AS comes with a fan-Tastic fan and they are made for them. I got a regular maxx air vent but with it not fully opening I'm wondering if it's worth the extra money
I have a Hi-Lo with two regular Maxx Air Vent Covers, and Fantastic fans in both.
The dealer who sold me the Maxx Airs, told me not to run the fans on full speed, on pain of burning them out due to reduced air-flow. This would be caused by the very fine "No-seeum" screen in the cover. so I took the screen out and replaced them with larger mesh screen, about 5/32" mesh; works fine at all speeds. This was six years ago.
I don't have an Airstream yet; too many questions about it; but am unable to post the questions as I see no place to do so.
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Not in love with the MaxxAir II

Based on the various threads I decided to jump in and purchase a MaxxAir II for my rear Fantastic. I have the same problem with the front with two factory solar panels, no room and certainly no room to get a drill to the side,
Installation was very easy using their 8 screw method.
But, despite what I read on the Forum, the vent cover does not open nearly fully and the air flow, I believe, is significantly reduced in the IN mode. It is hard to tell in the exhaust mode.
This may be OK as it does give me powered exhaust in the living area on a rainy day. I am going to need to use it for a while to see for sure.
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Larry, we put a Maxxair II over the living room vent but it was just a bit too wide for the bedroom vent because of the solar panels.

So we got the earlier Maxxair vent cover for the bedroom Fantastic Fan, same gray color. Made four holes in the plastic vent housing using a heated nail held by a needle nose pliers, melted its way through quite easily with a little pressure. Then used metal screws rather than the the small bolts and nuts they furnish, installed with a stubby or bent phillips screwdriver. We did it working from ladders on the side of the Airstream.

As mentioned above there may be some reduced air flow mostly because of the bug screens, the fan has one and the cover another. Remove or put a larger mesh in the cover's screen if you need more air flow, it seems to work fine for us as we never use a higher speed on the fans.

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Based on the various threads I decided to jump in and purchase a MaxxAir II for my rear Fantastic. I have the same problem with the front with two factory solar panels, no room and certainly no room to get a drill to the side,
Installation was very easy using their 8 screw method.
But, despite what I read on the Forum, the vent cover does not open nearly fully and the air flow, I believe, is significantly reduced in the IN mode. It is hard to tell in the exhaust mode.
This may be OK as it does give me powered exhaust in the living area on a rainy day. I am going to need to use it for a while to see for sure.
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As mentioned above there may be some reduced air flow mostly because of the bug screens, the fan has one and the cover another. Remove or put a larger mesh in the cover's screen if you need more air flow
The $20 dollars you save buying the Maxx Air over the Ultrabreeze is equal to 20% reduction of air flow.
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Never even looked at the price, just bought the one we like best, and still do.

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Old 06-02-2015, 09:26 AM   #28
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Thanks Cheryl, clever adaptation but I am going to leave my front vent, bedroom, uncovered so I can get full flow since I spent the money for the remote and 14 speeds up there. If it rains and we do not use AC, I have the rear fan covered, an interior supplemental fan(12 vdc), and windows open to the first notch. I think I can live with the MaxxAir II, but I need to use it a bit to be sure.

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