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Old 07-18-2009, 08:50 AM   #15
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How about the Shur-Flo fans?

Hi gang,

I want to swap out the three fans in my rig too. I was looking at the Fantastic Fans, but then saw a thing about the Shur-Flo fans (same guys that make water pumps). They look like a really nice product.

Have any of you tried one? How do they stack up against the Fantastic fans? How about against the Maxxair fans?

thanks,
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #16
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Hi gang,

I want to swap out the three fans in my rig too. I was looking at the Fantastic Fans, but then saw a thing about the Shur-Flo fans (same guys that make water pumps). They look like a really nice product.

Have any of you tried one? How do they stack up against the Fantastic fans? How about against the Maxxair fans?

thanks,
I put one in. Then put another one in the same spot. Then another one. Then gave up and installed a Fantastic. I may have gotten them from a bad batch, but didn't want to take any more chances, and went with a known quantity.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:25 PM   #17
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Wow! That sure sounds crummy. Guess it'll be Fantastics for me

Thanks for the tip!
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:22 PM   #18
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The only problem I have encountered with the units in our AS is that the lids become stuck on the gaskets and wouldn't open after extended storage. I managed to force them open without damage, and then applied silicon to the gaskets so hopefully that will avoid a repeat problem.

You will certainly not regret buying the Fantastic fan IMHO.


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I've found that a thin coating of dielectric grease on the gasket lasts quite a bit longer than the sillykone. Great on the bulbs and most things that get stuck.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:14 AM   #19
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I've found that a thin coating of dielectric grease on the gasket lasts quite a bit longer than the sillykone. Great on the bulbs and most things that get stuck.
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Good idea, I'll try that next time!

I am a firm believer in the merit of dielectric grease and always use it when installing new bulbs and after cleaning up corroded spade connectors!


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Old 07-19-2009, 09:01 AM   #20
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One of the few good things the PO's did to my Airstream was swap out the old fan/light units for three fantastic fans.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:17 PM   #21
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Add me to the Fantastic Fan 'fans'. I initially put in one the front of our trailer around 2004 and then another in Feb 2006. We love the flexibility of direction, speed, temperature, plus they add just enough noise to sleep.

I just had a problem with the newer one with the motor. This was installed over 3 years ago. I contacted Fantastic Vent to ask for troubleshooting. They told me that they would send me a new motor assembly free of charge. WOW! That is great customer service.

I highly recommend this company to anyone!
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:31 AM   #22
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question....I have one on my 2009 25' CCD. How long can you run the fan without draining the battery?? Fan running overnight or two is not a problem I assume?
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question....I have one on my 2009 25' CCD. How long can you run the fan without draining the battery?? Fan running overnight or two is not a problem I assume?
I have not done a real empirical test but this is my general feeling. I have parked our trailer at home before and not immediately hooked it to power. After about 3 days the FF's were not running too fast and the batteries (we have two) were pretty low.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:09 PM   #24
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According to the Fantastic Fan web site, the motor draws 1.86 A at low, 2.29 A at medium and 3.00 A at high speed. Running constantly this result in quite a draw on batteries over 24 hours, even at low, almost 45 A.

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I have a Fantastic Fan and a Maxx-Air in my 20'. The Maxx-Air is the best upgrade I've done. The key is that it stays open in the rain and so you can still get ventilation (like it was all weekend!). When it starts raining, or even when there is a heavy dew, the FF closes but the Maxx-Air hums right along.
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I installed a Fantastic Fan in my living room and it was one of the best improvements I've made. Since I have a '79 the Fantastic replaced a light/vent combo unit. I installed a small incandescent light next to the fan. Easy enough but another detail to think of if you have the light/vents.

I recently purchased a Turbo Maxx 1200 fan and plan to install that in the rear bedroom once it stops raining. I'll have to remove the light/vent combo back there and install a modern RV roof vent first, and as with the living room I'll be installing a light fixture on the ceiling next to the vent.

While I love the Fantastic, I don't want a skylight over my bed. Also, the idea of being able to leave a vent open, fan running or not, rain or shine sounds great.

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