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Old 07-05-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Can I upgrade my bathroom fan?

If so, where do I buy one? Mine works most of the time but not all of the time. I see from the paperwork I got when I bought my camper that the last owner complained and the dealer couldn't find anything wrong. I'd rather just replace it with a better fan myself if possible.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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You can get a Create a Breeze fan by Fantastic Fan. I had one in my tent trailer and you wouldn't believe how powerful and quite it is.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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You can get a Create a Breeze fan by Fantastic Fan. I had one in my tent trailer and you wouldn't believe how powerful and quite it is.
Do I buy direct from Create a Breeze?
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:14 AM   #4
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I purchased a maxxair turbomax, it is sooooo much better than that dinky fan that comes with it. I can actually feed the breeze being pulled through.

I went with the turbomaxx because it installs right on top of the existing fan and I didn't have to mess with the roof seal at all.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:28 AM   #6
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Don't forget Tweetys has good selection as well.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:14 PM   #7
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I purchased a maxxair turbomax, it is sooooo much better than that dinky fan that comes with it. I can actually feed the breeze being pulled through.

I went with the turbomaxx because it installs right on top of the existing fan and I didn't have to mess with the roof seal at all.
I installed a Turbo/Maxx about 10 years ago for the same reasons Terry mentions above. We use it all the time except except for when we're running A/C. It was also easy wiring for me as I simply removed the old fan switch and rewired to the Turbo/Maxx's control box. Installing it was also easier for me as it replaced the Maxx/Air cover I already had installed over the vent.
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I installed a Vortex fan last Winter, a huge upgrade from the stock fan. One speed. The nice thing about this one is you can install it from the inside without changing your roof vent so it is a retrofit. It was less then 50.00. Probably not the quality or volume of air of a fantastic fan but it moves a lot of air.


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I replaced mine with a Fantastic Vent fan. I bought the cheapest model, one way, 3 speed. It required removing the entire stock fan assembly, outer cover and all.

It took a lot of scraping and pulling to get the old sealant off the outside, then it was a matte of removing the screws and prying the old assembly off of the putty sealant.

The new fan comes with a foam seal that I used in place of putty sealant. If I did it again, I'd buy a roll of the putty to use.

The inside portion of the fan had to be trimmed a little to make it fit the angle of the roof, but tht was easy with a sharp, stiff knife.

The new fan works GREAT compared to the dinky stock fan. A world of difference. I now wish I bought one of the portable Fantastic fans too. Right now I'm laying inside my TT, parked in Moab, Ut. Not enough generator wattage for air conditioning, so one of those portables would be really nice right about now.

Even if it's a dry heat, it still makes you sweaty without enough moving air.

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I just posted instructions on replacing an old fan with a new Fantastic Fan. With pictures, even!

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...8672#post28672
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