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Old 06-18-2010, 12:29 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by blickcd View Post
Once nice thing about those old light/vents is that you have power routed to the opening so wiring up an aftermarket power vent is easy.

On my 71 the vents that do not have OEM fans are not prewired, but the wiring harness runs right next to the vents and could be easily tapped. The overhead lights are just a few inches from the vents on my Tradewind so what I did was connected to the light wires.

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Old 06-18-2010, 03:19 PM   #16
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We went with the Fantastic Fan 4000R model (no thermostat or rain sensor, no remote) and the white Maxair Fanmate 4000 rooftop cover. We want the fans to operate when it's raining and the FF lid to stay open when it's raining. I didn't see any need for the thermostat as you can turn the fan on before you leave the trailer and with the Maxair cover no fear of rain getting in. So far, so good with this set up.

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Old 06-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #17
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Haven't installed them yet but just ordered the 4000R and 5000BT from VTS.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #18
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I replaced the front fan/vent in my 94 with a Maxxfan. It has remote control.
This fan can be left open all the time and rain can't get in. It has all other options like the Fantastic Fan but not rain sensor since it doesn't need it.
I wanted to try this unit since the Fantastic Fan that I have in the bedroom is annoying when the rain sensor opens and closes the vent due to condensation or dew during the night. Also the new fan is quieter the the Fantastic Fan although that could be since it is new. It also opens and closes much faster than the FF.
I'm actually considering changing out the FF for a MF.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:12 AM   #19
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I installed a Fantastic Fan smoke cover w/thermostat no rain detector in the living area. I installed the Maxxair w/thermostat in the bedroom, so it can stay open rain/shine/travel/parked, and the fan is up in the vent so not noisy when sleeping, which the FF is noisy at times. Both are white, as my A/C cover is white, and they match well.

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