Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-15-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
Oxblood
 
oxblood's Avatar
 
2003 34' Classic
Austin , Texas
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 41
Fantastic fan noise

We have a year old AS Classic with 2 Fantastic fans, both push-pull. In the rear, at night the fan is set to in and the front fan to out. The noise from the fan cycling on and off is very disturbing to sleep. Is this typical? Also when watching TV in the front room the noise seems too loud. Any ideas?
__________________

__________________
oxblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 11:37 PM   #2
Moderator
 
jcanavera's Avatar

 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Fenton , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,002
Images: 143
Send a message via AIM to jcanavera Send a message via Skype™ to jcanavera
Normally at night we have the front fan running with the rear hatch (over the bed) open, but the fan turned off. Likewise we do the reverse when watching TV. I'm not sure what speed you run the fans at but the front fan when set a low speed is pretty quiet. The rear speed is variable and controlled by the difference in the fan temp setting and the actual air temperature. The closer the two are the slower the back fan runs.

All in all I consider the fans pretty quiet. Now my Safari fans were louder in the fact that the hatches would open and close automatically based on the fan temp setting. The noise of the vent opening and closing would tend to bother me. Especially at night.

Jack
__________________

__________________
Jack Canavera
STL Mo.
AIR #56
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700
jcanavera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 11:38 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
53flyingcloud's Avatar
 
1984 29' Sovereign
Savannah , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,458
Images: 17
Blog Entries: 1
For Safety Reasons~

Quote:
Originally Posted by oxblood
We have a year old AS Classic with 2 Fantastic fans, both push-pull. In the rear, at night the fan is set to in and the front fan to out. The noise from the fan cycling on and off is very disturbing to sleep. Is this typical? Also when watching TV in the front room the noise seems too loud. Any ideas?
oxblood,
Plse re-consider your Fantastic's push-pull method...
For safety sake...You should only use the exhaust direction at night in the bedroom because:
"The danger of sucking in the sewer fumes from your sewer venting pipes.."
This is the reason Airstream will now only install Fantastic fans that exhaust in the bedroom..
For what it's worth, both of mine work as your's..
Best regards,
53FC
__________________
WBCCI 5292 AIR 807
NEU #64
New England Unit
53flyingcloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 12:09 PM   #4
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by oxblood
We have a year old AS Classic with 2 Fantastic fans, both push-pull. In the rear, at night the fan is set to in and the front fan to out. The noise from the fan cycling on and off is very disturbing to sleep. Is this typical? Also when watching TV in the front room the noise seems too loud. Any ideas?
The distributor from who I purchased my two fantstic vents suggested to not use the push/pull feature at night, but to rather create a gentle breeze by running the front vent on low, and cracking open a window in the rear of the trailer. Supposedly this will create a quiet, gentle flow of fresh air through the trailer.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 12:13 PM   #5
Site Team
 
Janet H's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,447
Images: 90
We also have a fantastic fan... and have a different issue. The lid is hinged on one side rather than being a pop straight up design. The original fan for our trailer had a lid that lifted straight up - allowing operation in light rain. Our new fantastic fan allows rain to come in when open. Yes - I know they make a model that closes automatically - but here in the pacific northewest, with loads of light drizzle, being able to run the fan during rain is an asset. We miss the old one.
__________________
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

.
Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 01:28 PM   #6
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
Having one of the newer units that only has exhaust on both front and back, I can tell you first hand that having the front one on with the back simply open will in fact work wonders. On really warm evenings, I had the back one on low and the front one on medium and high with the windows open.

Not a great deal of noise, but it did create one heck of a breeze.

Personally, I love our Fantastic Fans. Particularly when they were open and running during the day, and a sudden storm would develop on us while I was out working in the field, too far to get to it in time. I never had to worry....those vents closed automatically and didn't allow any rain to get in. When dry, the vents opened automatically to and resumed full operation.

The word Fantastic doesn't even do them justice in my book.
__________________

__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Few Notes on Fantastic Fan Install Pick Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11 11-09-2015 10:10 AM
Fantastic Vent R&SZinser Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11 11-30-2005 08:56 AM
Bug filter for Fantastic Fans Bud Brown Our Community 3 05-16-2003 04:07 AM
1962 globetrotter gets a/c and a fantastic fan wunderful62 Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 15 05-06-2003 06:37 PM
Fantastic Fan or Air Conditioning??? Charcigar Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 15 01-21-2003 09:19 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.