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Old 08-20-2014, 05:21 PM   #15
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I do not have a picture handy right now, but will post one this weekend when we are out (standard Maxxair cover). It was more difficult to install than the directions make it appear, but if you are reasonably handy, you can do it. I disassembled the Fantastic Fan on the inside to get easier access to the bolts and nuts. I also had my spouse helping on the inside of the trailer. I choose the white cover to more closely match the A/C shroud. I think it looks good.


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Old 08-20-2014, 05:42 PM   #16
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I see Campers World have the Ultra Breeze vent cover on for 47.00 right now on an Internet Sale. Does that sound like a decent price? Also has anyone seen the smoke colour on an AS. Looks to me like it might look good, but my wife tells me all the time that colour is not my thing so I thought I better ask....lol

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Old 08-20-2014, 05:58 PM   #17
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Compared to the regular price, it appears to be a good deal. The Maxxair is on sale for $29, and the Maxxair II is $42 and some change. The dark cover will most likely make it much darker inside. Our Fantastic Fan came with the standard smoked cover, but it still let in a lot of direct sun. I went with the white Maxxair and am very pleased by the amount of light diffused by it.


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Old 08-20-2014, 07:17 PM   #18
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Doug, they are really easy to install if you are able to navigate getting up and working on the roof of an Airstream. It's crowded up there and you can only step on the ribs (identified by the rivets). Don't even think about leaning or stepping on a curved end cap.

I think our MaxxAir II covers look and work terrific, their silver color does not exactly match Airstream aluminum but the darker colors shield some sun and light, reducing overhead glare to almost nothing.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:53 PM   #19
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Thanks Cannonball and Doug - Looking at this further, Camping World want another 60.00 to ship them to me so I think I will just wait till i'm in Albque at the end of Sept and pick up something then.

Please correct me if i'm wrong - but for me these look interesting because it should allow me to run down the road with a vent open. Is that correct? I'm asking because we go to great lengths to make sure we don't have a fantastic fan open at all when moving as i'm afraid of hurting a lid. We even disengage the motor so they will not open on their own with the auto function.
(mind you i'm probably doing that wrong also....lol)

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If this a Ford/Chevy thing, please ignore this question, but I have to ask: Why not just buy the Maxxair fan to start with? I understand those who have FF as a factory option, but I see others buying FF and then placing a Maxxair cover over the top.

I love my maxxair but I don't have anything really to compare it against as it's all I've had, what's the deal here?
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You supposedly can run down the road with the vent lid open. I have not done so, mainly because I have heard that it increases the dirt/dust inside. Your results may vary.


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Our Airstream came with the Fantastic. After I burn it up by using the wrong vent cover I will take a good look at the Maxxair fan!


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You supposedly can run down the road with the vent lid open. I have not done so, mainly because I have heard that it increases the dirt/dust inside. Your results may vary.


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We run down the road with the Fantastic fan lid open under our Maxxair all the time. Always have unless it is cold out. Never any trouble or excess dust.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:41 PM   #24
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I am trying it on Friday! Temps predicted to be 104 degrees.


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I have Fantastic fans & Fantastic fan vent covers on my 2013 27" FB Flying Cloud. I hardly ever close the vents, whether camping or moving down the road. No excess dirt or dust in my rig. I'm with a few others on here.....I don't understand the issue.......
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Thanks everyone - Good news on the open vent front. I think in the end I will buy the Fantactic fan covers as they go with the fan I have. I'm sure the maxair units are also great. I'm just a (set) sort of person.

Anyway thanks for the info and now with luck someone will post a few images to give me an idea of what the different colors look like once mounted.

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Thanks for this Phoenix I would not have believed it unless I saw it myself. Well done!
Now I just need to figure out were to by a couple of these for my trailer
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YEah.... well.... if you remove the standard bug screens from the MaxxAirs... or install a bug screen (not included) on an Ultrabreeze... that video might not be so impressive.
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