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Old 04-10-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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How many fans?

As I mostly boondock, I would like to install Fantastic fans to provide air movement for cooling, the question is how many and where?
I have a 27' TT with three vents, none with a fan. Would it be better to install one in the center of the TT over the stove or two fans , one on each end of the TT and possiably a skylight /w shade in the center?
The TT originally came with one fan in the front vent only.

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Old 04-10-2008, 04:42 PM   #2
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We have one in the front (LR) and one in the back (BR) with 2 skylights in the middle. If we had it to do over, I'd eliminate one or both of the skylights - they let in LOTS of heat and not having them would mean more insulation.

We use the fans singly and in combination to get the desired air flow.

Hope that helps!
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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We installed two top-of-the-line Turbo-Maxx fans in our former SOB. We used them WAY more than the AC and found them to be invaluable. When we bought our new-to-us Safari that came with a Fantastic fan in the front, we made sure the dealer threw in a second at the rear. There are only two locations for a fan in our 25SS, otherwise I'd add a third!

I just hope the Fantastic Fans work as well as the Turbo-Maxx did for us.
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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We've got a 25' and have 2 fantastic fans - one near the sofa in the front, and one over the bed in the back. I really like having both of them - both of them working can really affect the air temp in a pretty short period of time.

We've got a skylight in the middle - it does let in alot of heat during the day, which is why we close the shade when it's intense. But I do like the extra light it provides at other times.
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:52 PM   #5
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We have 2 Fantastic Fans in our 25FB. One in the bedroom and one over the dinette. It originally came with one. We added the one in the bedroom in the vent hole. This system works great for us. We also have a skylight amidships. We keep it blocked all the time. It generates way too much heat. We are trying to figure out a way to cover the skylight hole with aluminum. We just need to figure out a way to cover the inside of the hole nicely.
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:59 PM   #6
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We have two Fantastics, one in the living room, and one in the kitchen area. The one in the kitchen is more to keep the smoke alarm from announcing that dinner preparations are complete.
There is another vent in the bathroom, I'm not convinced we need 3 Fantastics in our coach.
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Fantastic Fans are great, but you can't use them in the rain!!!!

I removed my single FF in my 19CCD and replaced it, along with the dead vent in the rear with a couple of MaxxAir fans. They can be used in any weather, can be set to intake or exhaust (I use one on each setting and it provides great cross-ventilation!) and are almost silent on low speed. The newest model has a wireless remote and thermostat control and variable speed.

Just another option to think about.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:50 PM   #8
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As I mostly boondock, I would like to install Fantastic fans to provide air movement for cooling, the question is how many and where?
I have a 27' TT with three vents, none with a fan. Would it be better to install one in the center of the TT over the stove or two fans , one on each end of the TT and possiably a skylight /w shade in the center?
The TT originally came with one fan in the front vent only.

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I had two installed in my 31' last year at the fantastic vent factory (I69 and M53) in Imlay City MI. They will install them for free if you run over there. IMO you need 2 fans one in the rear and one in the front, put one on reverse and one forward and you got air! They truly are a life saver if you can not run AC. I have run mine in the rain on exhaust of coarse and closed down quite a bit, and I have never had water come in.
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As I mostly boondock, I would like to install Fantastic fans to provide air movement for cooling, the question is how many and where?
I have a 27' TT with three vents, none with a fan. Would it be better to install one in the center of the TT over the stove or two fans , one on each end of the TT and possiably a skylight /w shade in the center?
The TT originally came with one fan in the front vent only.

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I have three. Living room, Bedroom and Bathroom All fantastic. The factory installed bathroom fan broke I had them erplace it with a Fantastic Fan.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:37 PM   #10
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I have two fantastic fans in our 22' CCD... one in the front over the bed and one toward the rear. I love them! ( and of course, the standard exhaust vent in the bathroom). I highly recommend a Fantastic Fan or equivalent.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:34 PM   #11
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We have three of them in our 31' and it is a bit overkill -- seldom have all three running.

Great product, though. Had a thermostat problem, called the factory and they sent out a replacement right away, no questions asked.

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I have two. One in front and one in back. Love 'em. Was out in the field one day and it started to pour. Ran back to the trailer and the fans both had already closed! The rain sensor feature really works!
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:13 PM   #13
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Question for you Lewster

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Fantastic Fans are great, but you can't use them in the rain!!!!

I removed my single FF in my 19CCD and replaced it, along with the dead vent in the rear with a couple of MaxxAir fans. They can be used in any weather, can be set to intake or exhaust (I use one on each setting and it provides great cross-ventilation!) and are almost silent on low speed. The newest model has a wireless remote and thermostat control and variable speed.

Just another option to think about.
I notice that when the heat pump is on, the heat stays in the top of the trailer. Can any ceiling fan be used with the vent closed to recircluate the inside air? The heat pump works well here in Virginia, but my tootsies freeze when I get out of bed!

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:15 PM   #14
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Interesting - bath FF

Michelle -

Interesting that you have a FF in the bath.... Is it a 'normal' FF, or perhaps a smaller unit? Is there such a thing? ie smaller units.

You wouldn't 'happen' to have a few photos (inside & out) of the install???? Sounds very intriguing....! The bath can generate a LOT of humid and "*&@#" air, so this could be a terrific way to deal with that. Of course my bath fan is working AOK, but I can 'correct' that pretty easily.

Also, thanks to the poster that mentioned that FF installs are free at the factory. Does one have to buy at the factory, or could I bring one that I already have - still haven't gotten around to the install yet...... I am gonna guess that the "Free" install is on direct replacement only - not for anything that requires more than "pull old, add new". Or am I wrong on that assumtion, does anyone know?

LOVE this AS Forum. Where else can you get this kinda info??

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