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Old 03-01-2016, 02:08 AM   #15
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ID:	258018. I just installed the maxxair deluxe on our 345. Very happy with it so far! We also have a basic fantastic fan on our '65 Safari. It is adequate. Not fancy but does the job
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:30 AM   #16
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The Fantastic Fan branded rain shield takes up space and shadows any solar panels beside it even if the fan itself is not in use. The MaxxFan is closed when not in use. And not doing any shading of the adjacent solar panels.
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:49 PM   #17
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Tinbender, which of your trailers did you have the issue with the Maxxfan? I have a Sport 16 and thinking of installing one.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:36 AM   #18
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Viggen, my Bambi is a 16'. The tv antenna is mounted behind the fan so that is where the clearance issue came in for me. Your situation may be different depending on how things are arranged on your roof.
Surely not gonna make new holes in the roof to relocate antenna. Ordered a remote controlled Fantastic, problem solved 😄😄


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Old 03-04-2016, 05:54 AM   #19
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The Fantastic Fan branded rain shield takes up space and shadows any solar panels beside it even if the fan itself is not in use. The MaxxFan is closed when not in use. And not doing any shading of the adjacent solar panels.
Good point, to consider for some Switz though my panel config is not hindered. I still am set up to gather rays from the sides of the trailer rather than the ends and the way that my roof config is, the vent and cover are not in the way. Still, for someone else, that may be a concern. It is like a decision between less obstruction or better air flow. Depending on the application, one or the other may not matter.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:12 AM   #20
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I've owned both. Installed maxxfan deluxe 5100's in my old trailer. Loved them. Left them open all the time. We could leave the trailer for the day out sight seeing ect and no worries.

New to me trailer has 1 fantastic with rain sensor in it. It works ok but as stated its finicky. I'm not a fan of the fantastic. It's installed in the bedroom over the bed. I hate it. I have to climb across the bed to reach it. Just ordered a maxxfan 7000 with a remote to replace it.

Since I already own it im thinking of putting it in the bathroom cause that vent is broken. I will put a cover over it cause I don't trust the rain sensor.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:55 PM   #21
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Thank you to all. Great info.

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We put a switch in series with the rain sensor on the Fantastic Fan.
Now we can turn the sensor on and off.
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We replaced the stock Fantastic fans on both trailers with MaxxFan 7000K series and never looked back. That also got rid of the ugly "rain cover" for the Fantastic fan on the Classic.

The reversible and ten speed fans are wonderful and the rain protection when open is built into the lid that opens when running.
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And today I put in a DPDT switch to reverse the fan motor. Now the fan is even more fantastic.
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We replaced the stock Fantastic fans on both trailers with MaxxFan 7000K series and never looked back. That also got rid of the ugly "rain cover" for the Fantastic fan on the Classic.

The reversible and ten speed fans are wonderful and the rain protection when open is built into the lid that opens when running.
Very hard to keep up with the SWITZ!
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