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Old 03-09-2016, 03:06 PM   #21
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I just got the same 5er as the OP and am planning on installing fans too. I've had / installed Fantastic Fans in the past and they were nice but maybe a bit noisy on the higher settings. I'd also like covers as well. All considered, for the cost I agree the MaxxFans are a better option. All in one, low profile, more fan options, and supposedly quieter but I haven't confirmed that yet. I'll be installing two of those soon when the weather levels offs here a bit more.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:46 PM   #22
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If you get a Fantastic with a wall control you get a thermostat which varies the speed to the temp and 13 speeds.
Plus a rain sensor.
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:21 PM   #23
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We all need to understand that the oem fan installed in just about all new rvs is not a vent fan, it is a "stink elimination" fan. Manufacturers install them because they are cheap. A fantastic fan set to exhaust will allow you to selectively open windows in different parts of the RV and pull fresh outside air into the cabin. The one I installed in my white hawk doesn't have an in/out setting, just out. Chose that model because in 2 years I never used the "in" setting on the fantastic fan I installed in my previous TT and this model was cheaper. Why pay for something you don't use. Installing with a Maxair cover and you can open and forget. Rain won't get in.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:20 AM   #24
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We all need to understand that the oem fan installed in just about all new rvs is not a vent fan, it is a "stink elimination" fan. Manufacturers install them because they are cheap. A fantastic fan set to exhaust will allow you to selectively open windows in different parts of the RV and pull fresh outside air into the cabin. The one I installed in my white hawk doesn't have an in/out setting, just out. Chose that model because in 2 years I never used the "in" setting on the fantastic fan I installed in my previous TT and this model was cheaper. Why pay for something you don't use. Installing with a Maxair cover and you can open and forget. Rain won't get in.
Just don't leave the fan on while you are flushing or it becomes a stink inducing fan....
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:24 AM   #25
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We went with with the Hengs Vortex fan and a MaxAir II vent cover. This combination has worked awesome for us and we landed on it because the combination was low cost, good reviews, and most importantly didn't require breaking any factory seals.

We picked up the Vortx fan and MaxAir vent covers on Amazon. IIRC the fan was $59 and the vent cover was $50.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:46 AM   #26
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Cdash, let me know what you go with as I'll be wanting to do the same thing shortly. I also would like to Not touch the factory roof seals if possible. I will be adding the Maxxair Roof Vent as well.

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Old 03-11-2016, 08:54 AM   #27
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Cdash, let me know what you go with as I'll be wanting to do the same thing shortly. I also would like to Not touch the factory roof seals if possible. I will be adding the Maxxair Roof Vent as well.

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Will do. The more videos I watch, the less worried I am about replacing the whole thing.

I am also thinking about cutting a new vent in the roof in the back near the bunk beds. I wonder if I can get a deal on 3 units.....
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Cdash, I was going to mention that earlier. I did a 360 tour of your unit and can't believe you don't have a vent in the main living/bunk area.
If you decide to do it I hope you can find power for it.
And consider a unit with a wall control remote with a thermostat.
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We don't have the same model, but would love to have a powered vent above the bunks. Gets a little muggy up on the top bunk without the A/C and it would be great if bunk occupants could flip it on according to their temp preferences. If you proceed please post photos and description as well as how you powered it.

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Will do. The more videos I watch, the less worried I am about replacing the whole thing.

I am also thinking about cutting a new vent in the roof in the back near the bunk beds. I wonder if I can get a deal on 3 units.....
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We don't have the same model, but would love to have a powered vent above the bunks. Gets a little muggy up on the top bunk without the A/C and it would be great if bunk occupants could flip it on according to their temp preferences. If you proceed please post photos and description as well as how you powered it.
Cdash, I agree please start a thread if you do this. I have the same issue with muggy/hot bunks. I already have a new Maxxair fan and cover. I will likely be installing into a new hole over the bunks sometime in early summer.

The Maxxair fan I got is supposed to be able to run in ceiling fan mode. hopefully that works well.

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