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Old 01-23-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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Does anybodyknow if I can install another Fantastic Fan in the bedroom of my 27 FB SE LS without a lot of hassle? In short, is it prewired for power from the factory?

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Old 01-23-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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Dealer should know...

Dealer should be able to answer that one, when addressing shower leak...

If not, another way to tell is check whether second fan was available as an option when trailer was built. If so, the wiring harness ought to be there.

As great as Fantastic Fans are, installs on Airstreams can be challenging (local Camping World sold us the fans, refused to do installs...) due to rounded surface and higher potential for leaks. If you do it, do follow up with Fantastic Fan company and get the curved inner plastic bezel (white or ivory color) which they'll often provide at no charge...

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We just ordered a 27 FB SE LS Safari with the second Fantastic Fan for April delivery. Although it is not listed on their mid-November option sheet (direct from customer service at AS) it is available as a factory installed option for about $250 so I assume the wiring would be there.
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Does anybodyknow if I can install another Fantastic Fan in the bedroom of my 27 FB SE LS without a lot of hassle? In short, is it prewired for power from the factory?

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I installed a FF in the front of my 2006 Safari and the wires were there. Pull the trim ring and feel all the way around the opening (on top of and underneath the insulation). Be careful of sharp edges!!! If the wire is there, the install won't take more than an hour including removing the old vent. If the wire isn't there, you should be able to tap a close ceiling light if a rib isn't in the way.

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I had ordered ours with two and love it...you won't regret it.

As for it being pre-wired. I believe they use the wire from the light fixture near the roof vent. So, yes, it can be added.
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I have seen Fantastic Fans but don't know much about them. What's all the hubbub, bubb? What do people like about them? My 73 Sovereign and 71 Trade Wind have the original vents. No fans on the 73 but AC works.
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Does anybodyknow if I can install another Fantastic Fan in the bedroom of my 27 FB SE LS without a lot of hassle? In short, is it prewired for power from the factory?

John

John - You bet you can! We did it to our 22' Safari. In fact we installed a reversable unit so we have the option of the fan blowing out or in. In addition I installed a MaxiAir Vent Hood over it. So no matter the weather we can run the fan. It is also very good for leaving the vent open when traveling. All the wires are already there in place.
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I just put one in our 73 Overlander, check it out

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2nd Fantastic Vent in your TT

John -

Got a 2nd Fantastic Vent for SilverToy at Christmas. Naturally, the flat surround provided won't work exactly with the curved AS ceiling... called FV... they sent the correct piece for NO charge!!! It's going in as soon as Mother Nature calls of the constant snowfall here in the SW!!!

Use that "search" function in the upper right, plug in Fantastic Fan or Fantastic Vent, and there is LOTS including at least one install assist with loads of photos.... Can't go wrong!

Since you are, correctly, going with the FV - go all out and get the reversable/ rain sensor model. You can leave it open with NO worry whatever about moisture ( sudden shower, etc) getting into the trailer. With a front AND rear FV, one on IN and one on OUT - you'll have plenty of ventilation and air movement. You can even leave it open during transit!!! FV says so on the website!!

All the benefits, NO drawbacks! It doesn't get much better in today's world.

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You guys are AWESOME!! Thanks.

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I have seen Fantastic Fans but don't know much about them. What's all the hubbub, bubb? What do people like about them? My 73 Sovereign and 71 Trade Wind have the original vents. No fans on the 73 but AC works.
A number of us boondock. Unless you have a genset or shore power, no A/C, but the fans can work on standard 12v. I can get a wind tunnel in our Airstream with both on high.

Additionally, the company is legendary when it comes to customer service, even after many years of ownership, they stand behind it and more times than not, don't charge for the support or replacement part(s).
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I have seen Fantastic Fans but don't know much about them. What's all the hubbub, bubb? What do people like about them? My 73 Sovereign and 71 Trade Wind have the original vents. No fans on the 73 but AC works.
They are a thermostat controlled fan with 3 speeds. They raise the cover either by 12 volt motor, or manually. They have an optional rain sensor so they close automatically if they sense rain. (Or other moisture like fog - this can be the down-side to the rain sensor)

The motors are reversable by switch so you can make them push air in, or out.

As mentioned, support is unsurpassed in my experience.
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Clarification!

All -

Dave, Thanks for the clarification on the FV features. I should have been more clear. You did it for me... for that, I thank You!

Anyone that opts for the "Ultimate" FV will, in very short order, realize that they invested in the "Ultimate, Unsurpassed, Utilitairian" wonder, - in short, the BEST!!! 2 FV's is even better!

Un-Surpassed!!!! Fit's FV to a tee. Product, Customer Service, support over the long term, fits that curved ceiling with the adapter....

Try it, You'll LOVE it!!!!

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