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Old 12-05-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Fantastic Fan vent cover

Has anyone installed a vent cover over their fans? We had then on on other brand of trailer and liked being able to leave the vent open while traveling.

If so, what brand?

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:37 AM   #2
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I have a MaxxAir cover on my Fantastic fan. The make them in silver...

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
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Ours had Maxx Air covers on it when we got it. I have removed them, but Fantastic now sells their own vent covers.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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MaxxAir II in silver. They are less restrictive to airflow than the regular MaxxAir.

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Old 12-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #5
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We researched them all. Decided on the Fantastic Fan branded covers in smoke after talking to lots of folks. I think Terry (above) recommended getting smoke rather than white or black, perhaps due to longer life cycle. We love them. Vent in rain. Small vent in cold while still covered. Great idea.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by easiryder View Post
Has anyone installed a vent cover over their fans? We had then on on other brand of trailer and liked being able to leave the vent open while traveling.

If so, what brand?
Easiryder.... I had the plastic cover of the standared roof vent on my 25' FB fall apart due to damage from the sun and then installed a Maxx Air II over the standard vent and a Fan/Mate cover over the Fantastic fan vent. They have done their job of protecting the original vent covers from sun damage but they serverly restrict the height that you can open the vent covers and the amount of air that they allow to come into the trailer. They were also noisy when you have high wind conditions. They also have to be opened and cleaned on a regular basis or you will get mold growing on the covers and around the vents. I'm getting ready for my trip south and just removed the Fan/Mate from the Fantastic fan and will also remove the Maxx Air II over the standard roof vent as soon as I pick up a spare vent cover. Instead of using these devices to protect the original vent covers from sun damage, I plan to replace the standard vent cover every two years and the Fantastic Fan cover every four years so I don't have problems with damage from the sun.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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I have a new 19' flying cloud and during one of our first dry camping trips last summer in the Sierra's we had a couple days and evenings of rain. Not having covers at the time, we were unable to open the ceiling vents. It was during that trip I realized that having vent covers made a lot of sense for us given that most of the locations we intend to stay will not involve full hook-ups. I decided on Fantastic Fan covers over the other brands. I felt they were superior in quality and fit. I chose white because my roof, the air conditioner and other roof top fixtures were white and felt that white would match the best. Although they look a little large and perhaps out of place on my 19', the function makes them very worthwhile.

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