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Old 07-23-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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Vent Question

Greetings All...

Sitting here in a quiet but steady summer rain in Gunnison, CO, it occurs to me that our front vent would be better if it were either: covered somehow so that it could be open during inclement weather, or replaced with a Fantastic Fan to match the one in the rear.

Questions: Is the manual fan aperture prewired for an electric fan? Are there any good cowlings or covers to prevent ingress of rain?

Another question: Is it possible to install a switch to make our exhaust only Fantastic Fan a two way?

As always, thanks to our great community of fellow 'Streamers...

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Old 07-23-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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hi jeffery!

where ye be in gunnison?***

IF the front skylight is square rather than rectangular...

a f.fan fits fantastically !

and they do make them with 2 way switches (in/out) built into the box...

along with the speed, power, up/down and rain sensor knobs...

the wiring is RIGHT there for adding a fan too.

max air makes a cover that allows either brand fan to be used during the rain...

but f.fan discourages using the max air cover.

and maxair also make the full fanandcover thing as another brand option...

***i'm headed that way soon, so any c.g. reviews greatly appreciated.

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Ditto to 2air. Go to advanced search. Put lewster into the 'Search by username' field and Maxxair in the keyword field; scroll down to Show results as 'Posts' and you'll see only his talking up what has been keeping him very happy.

Yes, there is a prewire alongside the unpowered vent on your trailer. Roadside? Curbside? Somebody should be able to say which direction from the opening. Somebody? -- there's karma in it fer ya!
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Yes, there is a prewire alongside the unpowered vent on your trailer. Roadside? Curbside? Somebody should be able to say which direction from the opening.
Unless it has changed significantly, all the coach wiring runs down the curbside main bow, which is about 6" from the vent hole.
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Another question: Is it possible to install a switch to make our exhaust only Fantastic Fan a two way?

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fantastic fan has an upgrade kit to do that. call them and you will be happy, in not thrilled!!
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fantastic fan has an upgrade kit to do that. call them and you will be happy, in not thrilled!!
I wound up upgrading our "exhaust only" Fantastic to a reversible, thermostatically-controlled, rain-sensor-closing, smoke color cover vent.
If you call them, you'll probably get a really good deal on the cover, and they'll give you the phone number to call to order the stuff to make your "create-a-breeze" into a 6000RBTA fan that does just about everything. It'll even have a remote control...
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that should have been: "you will be happy, if not thrilled!".
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Greetings All...

I appreciate all of your comments and tips. Now I just have to decide which way to go.

Meanwhile, Happy Traveling! Jeff
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