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Old 09-13-2016, 04:44 PM   #15
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My 2006 has the OEM Fantastic Fan with rain sensor. Even if no water gets on the sensor high humidity will activate it.
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:06 PM   #16
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Thanks. Sounds like I should get them, so now just need to decide between the Maxx Air and the Fantastic ones. Appreciate all the help!
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:23 PM   #17
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I have the MaxxAir.
I have never seen the Fantastic Fan covers, but I hear that they are a little sleeker and nicer looking.
Definitely worth a look-see.


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Old 09-13-2016, 06:58 PM   #18
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Thanks. Sounds like I should get them, so now just need to decide between the Maxx Air and the Fantastic ones. Appreciate all the help!

I have the Fantastic covers on my 26U. In white to match the rest of the roof fixtures. They are an easy install. They are taller than the Maxx Air units, but you can open your vents 100% with them on. Two days after the install, they'll look quite normal on your trailer.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:46 PM   #19
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Do you happen to have a photo of yours with the Fantastic Vent? I have seen the Maxx Air, but not these. They seem bigger. Thanks
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:01 AM   #20
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Here is a pic of our 2015 FC 23FB with the Fan-Tastic vent Ultra Breeze vent covers.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:23 AM   #21
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This video is what convinced me to use the Ultra Breeze covers on both of my trailers.
In addition to the full air flow, the Ultra Breeze cover is molded to match the lid on the Fantastic fan, so it does not strain the lift mechanism.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:37 AM   #22
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Since I'm in the middle of my mid-life crisis I've decided to replace both my Fantastic Fans with MaxxAir Deluxe fans whose design has the rain cover built in. I never did like the looks of the covers you can put over roof vents and Fantastic Fans. AS is currently in the shop getting some work done and I add the vent replacement to the list. Both of these fans will have the remote option.

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Old 09-14-2016, 08:48 AM   #24
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Since I'm in the middle of my mid-life crisis I've decided to replace both my Fantastic Fans with MaxxAir Deluxe fans whose design has the rain cover built in. I never did like the looks of the covers you can put over roof vents and Fantastic Fans. AS is currently in the shop getting some work done and I add the vent replacement to the list. Both of these fans will have the remote option.

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Old 09-14-2016, 10:36 AM   #25
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Welcome to Airstreaming and the forum.

Yes, you are correct. The factory does provide the “basic” vent and cover, However, adding a Maxxair roof vent cover enables one to leave any “basic” roof fan/vent open just a crack at all times – even while traveling down the highway at the speed allowed by ST tires. An open vent helps prevent condensation, provides fresh air for catalytic heaters, and a myriad of other benefits - in addition to shutting out the rain. I have used Maxxairs covers over two Fantasic Vents for years and would not be without them. Our Airstream has a white one in front to allow light, and a dark one in back bedroom to reduce light and summer heat. Well worth investment.

I use the Maxxair cover instead of Fantastic cover, as the latter were not in production when mine were installed. An additional feature of the Maxxair is it enables opening the vents further than the Fantastic covers and it provides a better enclosure in my estimation.


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We've had success with Tekonsha Wireless Brake Controller

We're full timers and have been using Tekonsha's Wireless Brake Controller for almost three years pulling our 27FB Classic with no issues whatsoever. We like it because we didn't have to mount anything on the tow vehicles dashboard. My guess is that many of the 'wired' responses are from people who have never used a wireless brake controller. It would be nice if you could get a response from an Airstreamer that has used both. Also, initial setup is simple and only takes about 30 minutes.

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Do you happen to have a photo of yours with the Fantastic Vent? I have seen the Maxx Air, but not these. They seem bigger. Thanks
Can't give you a distance shot, but here's front and rear angles. The Fantastic cover is not any wider than the Maxx Air, just taller so you can open the vent cover to it's max.



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Old 09-14-2016, 06:11 PM   #28
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I had to look at our trailer... CamcoRV roof vent covers. A white plastic with vents and a screen so not to let in 'critters'. Apparently anyone can have vent covers made and put their private sticker on it. Ours took four brackets to attach to the original vent frame. Used them on the 2006 and currently on the 2014.

Have one of your Fantastic Vents blow off while camped. Have some duct tape to fill the hole.

- The vent cover does have a fine screen to prevent insects from getting into the trailer.

- If it is raining the Fantastic Vent sensor may close from some light spray detected.

- CamcoRV vent cover may not let the Fantastic Fan open all the way. Check that out with any brand you get. Otherwise you have to manually open to prevent breaking your FV lid.

- When traveling on dirt roads... do not leave it open. Just good advice or try leaving it open and tell us how much dust was sucked into your trailer.

I actually do not care how sleek or fashionable my vent covers look to others. They have to fit secure, let in some diffused light, the screen for insects and rabid bats, and in a high Wyoming wind... protected those flimsy Fantastic Fan lids.

They do eventually collect dust and lint from operating the fan. That is a bit of a negative, but if they were perfect... Airstream would install them on all their trailers, wouldn't they?
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