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Old 03-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Best Roof fan out there?

We are considering the installation of 2 or may be 3 fans on our 31Ft.
After reviewing most of the threads about it, it seems like we will be getting a set of Maxxfans or Fantasticfans.
We will also like to place some silver metallic covers to keep the look of the AS.
Will love some input from fulltimers that love fresh air. We might be a little too much into the fresh air but the ideal scenario for us will be to have at least 1 or 2 fans running all day.
But if we run it all day wouldn't they burn in few weeks?
thanks
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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We have two of the fan-tastic vents. The things we like about them are they can either blow in or out and they have rain sensors in them. Now about making them silver, I would use Krylon Fusion spray paint in the nickle silver color.Two years ago I broke the plastic cover for our propane tanks. The new ones only come in black ABS, the original was silver so I painted it with the Krylon Fusion. It has been two winters in northen Ohio and a couple of weeks in Dallas Texas last July. So far no chipping, fading or peeling. I wish you well. Mark McVicker (4451)
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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We have two of the fan-tastic vents. The things we like about them are they can either blow in or out and they have rain sensors in them.
Now about making them silver, I would use Krylon Fusion spray paint in the nickle silver color.
Hello Mark
Thanks for the response.
How often do you use the fans? We are looking to be full timers for 1 year or so and we really love fresh air.
We like the feature of blowing air in & out. We were thinking on having one blowing in and the other out but not sure how long would they last on a "heavy duty" constant use.
As far as the silver cover we were thinking on something that will allow us to use them even during the rain like this
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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Either Fantastic or Maxx is a quality product. I've got Fantastic and love it, but Maxx owners swear by theirs also. I don't think anyone has better customer service than Fantastic. One point: Fantastic will tell you that putting your Fantastic Vent under a Maxxair cover will reduce airflow by a very large percentage ... there's data about this on their web site. So when I had mine installed (at the factory, no charge!), bye-bye Maxx cover. I've not regretted it, but then again, haven't been wanting to ventillate hard in pouring rain, either.

And I assume your other question is whether, if you leave it running all the time, won't it burn itself out in a couple of weeks? Based upon my experience, the answer is "no" with Fantastic, and I bet the same for Maxx. These things are designed to be run.

Do, also check out the Fantastic portable 12v. fan ... it plugs into a 12v. outlet and provides a lot of interior air movement at the usual low Fantastic current draw. Very nice on a hot day if you're boondocking.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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Forget the MaxxAir cover. Just get the MaxxFan Deluxe which has the built in cover so you can use it blowing in or out rain or shine. It closes flush so you don't have the aerodynamic drag and ugliness of a bulky cover.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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I just contacted Fantastic Fan within the last hour to replace the trim rings on the interior of my 2000 Excella that had cracked (---probably from heat.) All they asked for was my mailing address and then told me that the trim rings were on the way - no charge! They stand behind their product!
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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This is my personal opinion, I believe I am entitled to it;

Anything, I mean anything higher than the original roof vent destroys the lines of the trailer. Many do not care or feel the same, and I respect that, but for me those big boxes up there just look horrible.
I am sincerly sorry if my personal opinion offends any of you. I did not intend to. Again, this is my personal opinion.

That said; My shop installs Fantastic Vents exclusively. I will install the dome type lid but try very hard to steer them toward the flat lids. They are the closest to the original look. I am fortunate to be able to order directly from Fantastic Vent and they build each vent as I want them. There are many more possibilities than commonly sold.

Once again, this is my personal opinion. It has strongly influenced my business. Fantastic Vent's, beyond the expected, customer service has strongly influenced my customer loyalty...
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We are considering the installation of 2 or may be 3 fans on our 31Ft.
After reviewing most of the threads about it, it seems like we will be getting a set of Maxxfans or Fantasticfans.
We will also like to place some silver metallic covers to keep the look of the AS.
Will love some input from fulltimers that love fresh air. We might be a little too much into the fresh air but the ideal scenario for us will be to have at least 1 or 2 fans running all day.
But if we run it all day wouldn't they burn in few weeks?
thanks
Check out Vintage Trailer Supply. They have Fantastic Vents in Gray. I installed 4 vents. Fantastic Vent after sale service is second to none.

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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This is my personal opinion, I believe I am entitled to it;

Anything, I mean anything higher than the original roof vent destroys the lines of the trailer. Many do not care or feel the same, and I respect that, but for me those big boxes up there just look horrible.
I am sincerly sorry if my personal opinion offends any of you. I did not intend to. Again, this is my personal opinion.

Once again, this is my personal opinion. It has strongly influenced my business. Fantastic Vent's, beyond the expected, customer service has strongly influenced my customer loyalty...
Ditto.

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This is my personal opinion, I believe I am entitled to it;

Anything, I mean anything higher than the original roof vent destroys the lines of the trailer. Many do not care or feel the same, and I respect that, but for me those big boxes up there just look horrible.
I am sincerly sorry if my personal opinion offends any of you. I did not intend to. Again, this is my personal opinion.

That said; My shop installs Fantastic Vents exclusively. I will install the dome type lid but try very hard to steer them toward the flat lids. They are the closest to the original look. I am fortunate to be able to order directly from Fantastic Vent and they build each vent as I want them. There are many more possibilities than commonly sold.

Once again, this is my personal opinion. It has strongly influenced my business. Fantastic Vent's, beyond the expected, customer service has strongly influenced my customer loyalty...
After reading 62overlanders post I don't know why anyone would buy anything else. I'm buying fantastic fans!
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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Anything, I mean anything higher than the original roof vent destroys the lines of the trailer. Many do not care or feel the same, and I respect that, but for me those big boxes up there just look horrible.
I am sincerly sorry if my personal opinion offends any of you. I did not intend to. Again, this is my personal opinion.

Oviously, there's nothing wrong with that opinion, and if I owned a vintage coach, I'd probably be inclined to make NO changes ... but with my "newer" coach, I like the comofrt and functionality provided by my air conditioner, vents, and solar panels. I'm sure each of us has his/her own opinions, and we use our coaches in different ways, etc. That's why it's so neat to go to a rally and see all the different ways in which folks arrive at "their own" perfect solutions!
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #13
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If you paint the cover of a fan with a rain sensor, it may render the sensor inoperable. They don't work when they are dirty, so paint would be worse, I would think.

I find the myriad controls on the FF difficult to figure out. One thing cancels another, or is needed to be switched for something else to work. I wish I had the one with the remote so I wouldn't have to look up into the sunlight and try to remember how I did it last time. These switches are not intuitive.

You can get ones that can reverse, or rewire an exhaust fan to an intake fan. I rewired one of ours for better airflow. Do not have the fan close to a soil stack on intake as you will bring in sewer smell.

I know nothing about the Maxx, but lewster swears by it. Frank loves FF. This proves that experts disagree just like the rest of us.

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I have both Fantastic Fan and MaxxFan. I like them both. Fantastic Fan has great service. MaxxFan can be used when towing, or in the rain. The controls for both are pretty much identical.
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