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Old 10-21-2008, 06:50 PM   #29
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Great post. Did you just ride up and ask to have the fan installed or did you make a appointment?
Thanks again for the info
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:23 PM   #30
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I have a 25 Excella Classic, I just bought the 6000 Fan and after measuring it, it is too big to fit the hole....

I have not removed the old vent yet, so I do not know what it looks like inside... do I just cut the hole bigger and use lots of sealer?

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:46 PM   #31
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Nice Work Larry

As to the judicious use of adhesives and sealers I heartily agree!
Too much is as bad as not enough.
I like a little to squeeze out whan fully tightened/secured, just not enough to have to wipe off.
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:01 PM   #32
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I like a little to squeeze out when fully tightened/secured, just not enough to have to wipe off.
The neat trick is to use blue painter tape. Once all the cutting is done and the fan fits where you want it, run the tape all around the fan flange on the outside. I kept the tape about 1/8" away from the flange. You then use the sealant goo and replace the fan.

When I squished the fan down the extra came out onto the tape. A fast run around w/ a fingertip to make it pretty and carefully remove the tape.

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Old 12-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #33
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Larry--

Out of curiousity... which sealant did you use? Dicor? Vulkem?
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:50 PM   #34
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Which sealant did you use? Dicor? Vulkem?
It was TremPro 636 which, as I understand it, is the new name for the old Vulkem stuff. It works very well.....................so far.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:27 PM   #35
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Cool. I think Lewster mentioned on a long ago thread that Dicor was just the original stuff and I'm I'm sure the "new" Vulkem will work perfect as well.

Thanks for tip about using the blue tape to get a nice edge. My original vents have that silver stuff (Dicor) an it was applied rather liberally at the factory, I'm sure the professional term for it could be "slathered".
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:18 PM   #36
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Thar' She Blows!

Man I'm sittin' here in a wind tunnel enjoyin' the breeze while it's mid 90's outside. I finished the installation of two Fantastic Fans today to replace my original noisemakers and I'm impressed with the performance and happy with my purchase. The fan over the gaucho is blowing in and the one in the bedroom blowing out, all the windows are closed, and there's a nice breeze blowin' through the length of Rancho Deluxe. The way that these puppies work I may be able to do without the ac at night this summer.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:39 PM   #37
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Trempro 635/636 or 644

I need some inputs quick! I am about to install two Fantastic-Vent fans on my Globetrotter and I'm torn between which sealant to use. At first I was going to go with the Trempro 635, but then I saw Vintage Trailer Supply recommends 644 (silicone based adhesive sealant) to seat/adhere fans to the roofs of aluminum trailers. Thoughts???
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:55 PM   #38
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I need some inputs quick! I am about to install two Fantastic-Vent fans on my Globetrotter and I'm torn between which sealant to use. At first I was going to go with the Trempro 635, but then I saw Vintage Trailer Supply recommends 644 (silicone based adhesive sealant) to seat/adhere fans to the roofs of aluminum trailers. Thoughts???
I like the 636. You can also use the faster cure Vulkem, but I've found it to be a little "runnier" than the regular stuff.
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$70.00 !! wow, where did you go? i'm in CA, that would be $200.00 bare min i would imagine ...
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I need some inputs quick! I am about to install two Fantastic-Vent fans on my Globetrotter and I'm torn between which sealant to use. At first I was going to go with the Trempro 635, but then I saw Vintage Trailer Supply recommends 644 (silicone based adhesive sealant) to seat/adhere fans to the roofs of aluminum trailers. Thoughts???


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At this point, I am not calling my fan Fantastic. When I bought the trailer, it worked perfect. With 3 trips, the motor gear stripped out. On the next trip or two, the motor wouldn't turn on. Cleaning the plunger switch didn't help. I ran juice to the fan motor and go it to run, so I know the motor is good. Oh yeah, the plastic trim inside is cracked...With this many problems, I haven't called Fantastic looking for free parts...I suppose the best route is buying a complete fan kit.
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At this point, I am not calling my fan Fantastic. When I bought the trailer, it worked perfect. With 3 trips, the motor gear stripped out. On the next trip or two, the motor wouldn't turn on. Cleaning the plunger switch didn't help. I ran juice to the fan motor and go it to run, so I know the motor is good. Oh yeah, the plastic trim inside is cracked...With this many problems, I haven't called Fantastic looking for free parts...I suppose the best route is buying a complete fan kit.
The MaxFan is a much better alternative to the Fantastic Vent. Has an integrated cover that allows for full use in the rain and also closes FLAT TO THE ROOF! If you even have an issue that requires unit replacement, 4 screws allow for the complete removal of the fan. A drop-in replacement takes about 10 minutes, as the roof bezel is mounted to the roof....not the fan mechanism. These are found on all of Airstream's Interstate coaches. Still don't know why they aren't standard on ALL Airstream products.
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