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Old 08-12-2015, 06:08 AM   #15
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I suspect both are good companies and fans. Maxxfan, in my evaluation of them has these advantages.

1: It can be removed without taking the sealed roof portion off.

2: It opens and closes much, much faster.

3: Very nice remote function

4: It does not need a rain sensor, it has a permanent cover the opens and closes with the fan.

5: It has a permanent cover the opens and closes with the fan.

My two cents.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:18 PM   #16
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MaxxFan and Fantastic both have good points. My experience with customer support from Fantastic is second to none. Options abound, including: remote controls, rain sensors and opaque, tinted and grey covers which will closely match the originals. Opinions are divided on whether to use the foam gasket that comes with it. DO NOT use tapered head screws. Use pan head or washers to spread the load across the plastic and plenty of sealant like Vulkem. I thought I heard Collin Hyde Trailer Restorations mention on the Vintage Airstream Podcast they are modifying stock Fantastic Fans to work in the original Airstream aluminum shrouds? That would be nice to make install easier and more "original" appearing. Or perhaps this was just re-using the internal trim rings.
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Thanks for all the replies. I believe Vintage Trailer offers the fantastic fan in a size that fits the old vents. I'll have to look into that further.
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