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Old 04-03-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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Fantastic Fan with Reverse Feature

Sorry if this has been asked and answered before.
Thinking of upgrading one (or both?) of my Fantastic fan units to have a reverse feature.Has anyone who has this found it to be useful? Right now both of my fans only expel. Wondering if it is useful to have the draw air in?
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:35 AM   #2
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Our 2005 Safari had two Fantastic Fans that were two way. We found it useful by putting one on in and the other on out. Doing this cleared the trailer of cooking smell immediately. Our new 2015 Flying Cloud has the two fans but both are the "out only" version. I would also really like to convert at least one of them to two way.

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Old 04-03-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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I've got a couple of reverse switches I'll sell you.

Installed the switches in our FC 23. And I used them a bit, but traded it shortly after I did it. I ordered and received two for our current AS when I first got it.

Since the switches are still in their original packing, that should tell you how much I don't need them.

However, if you want to buy mine, send me an email. The installation is a little clunky, but the techs will walk you through it if you have issues.

Practically, I don't think they're that useful.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:42 AM   #4
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With only one fantastic fan in the front of the trailer the reverse switch gives a lot more flexibility in how to manage your inside environment in both the front and rear of the trailer - we've found the feature incredibly beneficial and now wouldn't think of being without it.


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Old 04-03-2015, 11:44 AM   #5
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I converted both of mine in my 2014 FC 20' and find it very useful, especially to clear the air out fast w/o opening windows, like when stopped at a rest area. I wish Airstream had spent the extra couple of dollars when they specified them from FF, rather than me having to spend (I think) $40 for each replacement switch.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:03 PM   #6
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Could not live without it. I converted the one over my dinette to reversing and converted the one over the bed to reversing with remote and 14 speeds. Very nice.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:23 PM   #7
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I installed FF with rev and thermostat helps keep inside temp down when parked at the house and not using it. Leave the front vent open enough for air flow.
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I think that would be a nice feature if one has two fans. My 2013 Cloud did not have that feature nor does my 2015 Cloud with only one fan.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:03 PM   #9
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Could not live without it. I converted the one over my dinette to reversing and converted the one over the bed to reversing with remote and 14 speeds. Very nice.
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I think my wife would kill me if I I got another remote.
I talked to a nice lady at Fantastic Vent who sent me the schematics of my fan and the one with reverse. As my unit is still under warranty, she said she would send me the switch if I paid the shipping. Maybe I should check and see if that would go for the one with remote.


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Old 04-03-2015, 01:17 PM   #10
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I consider the 2-way feature mandatory! I cannot believe how many times, under various conditions that I'll use one or both in the different flow mode (my AS has both fans reversible).

We travel with a small dog and sometimes we have to leave her in the trailer when it's a bit warm. Under that condition we have the forward fan blowing in (as she is up front when we are away), and the rear fan exhausting, such that she gets maximum cooling and maximum air flow through the trailer.

If it is hot, sometimes we'll want the vent fan blowing in over the dinette. If we should desire to take a nap, then it is nice to have the vent fan in the bedroom blowing in.

Overall I would say it is a major improvement in comfort level to have both fans have exhaust and incoming capabilities. When we purchased our current AS it only had vent openings in the front and back. We were used to having both two-way FanTastic fans in our previous AS so the first week I had our current AS I had the two two-way Fantastic fans installed.

I have solar on the AS and am able to store it in our back yard. As such I don't plug it into power, as the solar more than handles the fans and keeps the batteries charged. I have the vent fan thermostats set kinda high but they come on a lot on hot days and keep the inside of the stored AS from getting too hot.
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Ok, I think I am convinced. At least now I can say, look Honey, everyone says..............


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One other comment, and that is I was kinda cautioned away from the Fantastic fans that automatically close if it rains.

I live and camp in drier climates so rain is normally not an issue. The reason I was recommended against the rain sensor models is that if a leaf or other item falls on the sensor the fan will shut down and close, thinking it is rain.

I would rather know that the dog (in our absence) still has ventilation and run the slight risk that we might get some moisture in the AS, than think the dog has ventilation and find that is not the case.

If we camped where it rains a fair amount, I might choose differently, but for us the model that reverses and has a thermostat was the best choice.
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We replaced both vents on our 78 Argosy with the full automatic FFs and have enjoyed having the options. We also kept our dog inside when shopping or enjoying a show on wet, windy and/or hot humid days. We were confident of the FF's to open up and regulate the TT temperatures and have never had any problems.
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I agree with most that has been said on the subject of reversing fans-but I find that if you use the fan blowing in it draws in all the impurities, bugs, dust, pollen etc in great quantity. For very shot intervals I agree the exchange of air is remarkably quick and useful. Did you ever try to clean the fan blade etc in FF?? Not fun! BTW, I love the FF and the company service has been excellent!
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