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Old 02-28-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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I am buying a new fantastic fan for our 72 Tradewind. Do I have to buy a new vent cover or will the one I have work?

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Old 02-28-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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Fantastic fan

The fantastic fans come with their own cover so you will most likely have to remove the vent cover you have on now. When I installed mine I had to enlarge the hole just a bit also (about an inch all the way around) but it was fairly easy with a pair of tin snips.
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:10 PM   #3
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I am buying a new fantastic fan for our 72 Tradewind. Do I have to buy a new vent cover or will the one I have work....
Be sure to get the curved inner cover to match the curve of the roof -

Outside covers come in several colors - I chose the clear to let in more light - it does convert quite a bit of sunlight to heat, though.

The hardest part of the whole installation is removing the old vent and cover.

Several threads have outlined the procedure, tools required, and access solutions.

A member of the Forum, "Scott" sells them with good delivery at a good price - he will "walk" you through the purchase so you have ALL of the proper options offered to you.


http://members.aol.com/fantasticvent/

He ships them with the Airstream trim piece.
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:09 PM   #4
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I have another one on order right now through him and he great to deal with.
I think putting one in is really easy.It just takes time and patience to take the mounted one out and the rest is easy.Hopefully it will be here in a couple more days.It will be nice to have one again.
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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I just had one installed in our Overlander. It works very well, and the only thing I wish it was able to do was be slightly open while stored or while towing. Most of the MaxxAir vents have a cover that allows the vent to be open at those times.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:56 PM   #6
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overlander63, they can be opened while stored or while towing. Just put them in the manual mode, by pulling the knob out, and cranking it manually.
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:12 PM   #7
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You know I was about to post the same thing about doing it manually but I was thinking he was talking about it doing it by itself.I to wish it could do that with settings.That would be the best thing because then you could really control what comes in and out of the Airstream during the cooler months.
Then again...If it came with a thermostat to control it also that would be a treat as well.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:20 PM   #8
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I'm with you 65GT, I think the Maxxfan is a better idea. Low profile, works in bad weather. Currently, I have two of those Maxair covers over my vents and I hate how they look. Two Maxxfans are on my list of improvements for this year.
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:58 AM   #9
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Agreed!

MaxxFans are the way to go. I just installed 2 on my 19CCD. The best feature is the ability to use them in any weather conition (except hurricanes, of course ). A bit pricey, but well worth it, especially for the low profile feature when traveling.
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Go to www.maxxair.com for a peek.
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Thanks for the link. I googled after Leo's post but couldn't find this new fan. That is very cool. It's a great idea. I always bemoaned that we couldn't have the vent open on hot stuffy rainy days or only to crack the vent and still take on rain. And I never cared much for the look of the permanent vent hood. This is terrific.
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This is the coolest thing I have seen so far.I think I might just have to get one of these for the Airstream.The cool thing is that it sits really low and you can control it from an LCD screen.I could make a hole in the roof and mount it above my head.I would not need to have it on the wall.
I am having second thoughts now about this.I have a fantastic fan coming in the mail but after looking at this I am thinking about just getting one of these instead.Seems like the better way to go is to get a Maxxfan
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I want to get an "Endless Breeze" fan for my TT. It's made by the fantastic Fan people. Anyone know of a good price somewhere? I think CW is around $72. Thanks...........
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