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Old 08-02-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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Fan-Tastic vent fan cover

I intend to install two vent covers on the Fan-Tastic vent fans of our 2015 FC 23FB and realize that Camco offers an aftermarket device for about $40 less (each) than the OEM item. Has anyone had experience with both?

Also I would like advice on ascending & working on the roof of the FC 23FB. I can get there via tall A-Frame ladder - just wish to know where it is safe to walk. My weight is about 180# with a full stomach. Hope I don't need to fast!
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:27 PM   #2
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Just my opinion but the Camco vent covers look cheap and flimsy. I put a MaxAir II over my front Fantastic Fan powered vent. The trailer came to me with a standard MaxAir cover. Stay on the rivet lines or use a board to bridge the space in between. Stay off the end caps. They have little to no internal support framing.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:21 PM   #3
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I installed two of the Fantastic Fan Ultrabreeze covers, and am very happy with them. They're easy to install and work very well. They come in white black or smoke. Prices vary widely. I've seen them from under $50 to $120. I think I got the best price from Camping World.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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I installed two of the Fantastic Fan Ultrabreeze covers, and am very happy with them. They're easy to install and work very well. They come in white black or smoke. Prices vary widely. I've seen them from under $50 to $120. I think I got the best price from Camping World.
Any photos of the vent(s) after installation? Wondering how tall they extend from the roof.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:44 PM   #5
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I installed our MaxxAir covers front and back using a ladder leaned against the side awnings with a rug for scratch protection. No need to go on the roof, work from both sides. Pretty easy project.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:45 PM   #6
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We put the FanTastic vent shroud on the Classic and it really sticks up above everything else on the roof except the air conditioner. It is kind of an eye sore for us since it is up all the time.

We replaced the two stock Fantastic fans on the new 23D with the MaxxFan 7000K units which has the rain cover built in to the cover lid. This coming spring, we are replacing the Classic's single Fantastic fan equipment with a MaxxFan 7000K.
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Just my opinion but the Camco vent covers look cheap and flimsy. I put a MaxAir II over my front Fantastic Fan powered vent. The trailer came to me with a standard MaxAir cover. Stay on the rivet lines or use a board to bridge the space in between. Stay off the end caps. They have little to no internal support framing.
Well I guess I fall into the "cheap" category. They work like they are supposed to in keeping the rain out are not flimsy and in smoke, they look just fine. Frankly I don't spend a lot of time looking up at my roof.


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Old 12-09-2015, 12:00 AM   #8
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We have two FantasticFan Ultrabreeze hoods on our 19' Bambi. This summer, they survived two hail storms that damaged our Tundra and Bambi. (Hail was a little smaller than golf ball size.)

They do look a little boxy on the roof; but if they they don't leak and will survive hail storms, I really don't care what they look like.
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Hi, two Maxx-Air II's on my trailer.
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:17 AM   #10
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I swapped out my two FFs for two MaxxAir fans. One of the best upgraded I've done IMO.
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Since my FF works as designed, I decided to go with the FF vent cover. I'm pleased with the result and the appearance. Really easy to install.

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We went FF in the smoke color and like them. They are just a bit taller than the AC cover. They are supposed to clear the vent cover at full up, but we have read that they don't. Not supposed to be a problem as the lift mechanism stops when it senses resistance. The dealer told us the Smoke color is discontinued.

The MaxAir continues to be reported as better, so we may find we made a mistake long term. The AS dealer had some MaxAir covers on display. They were a soft plastic that likely works well and may distort rather than break at contact, but I took a personal dislike to them. A learning opportunity for sure. Pat
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