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Old 03-09-2016, 07:12 AM   #1
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Fantastic Fan/other powered vents

Just got the new camper home yesterday, and now it's time to start the changes that we'll want to make. First on the list is the roof vents. The one over the Master bed has no fan and we'd like to add one. The one in the bathroom has a fan, but it is a huge piece of ****! It doesn't even have a lid lift, but just opens some side vents in the lid. I'd rather have an empty hole over this thing!

So, with that said, does anyone have suggestions on what to get? I'd like to place a pretty strong emphasis on low power consumption and quality. I think I remember hearing that a certain model of the Fantastic Fan was high quality and lower power draw, but can't find the information now.

Thanks for any information!
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Does this help?
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f6...mod-33644.html
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:33 AM   #3
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I will be installing a Vortex II Multi-Speed Fan in our bathroom to replace the factory P.O.S. fan. If you check youtube you'll find it is any easy swap and DOES NOT require outside roof modification (the Fantastic Fan requires roof modification).

We had our dealer that same fan (Vortex II Multi-Speed Fan) in a rear roof vent that did not have power. It seems to work very well, but haven't used it for camping yet.
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What do you mean Oldman?
The Fantastic fan doesn't need roof modification if you're modifying an actual fantastic vent.
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All roof vents (fans) use the same size hole... just pull the old one off and put the new one on
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What do you mean Oldman?
The Fantastic fan doesn't need roof modification if you're modifying an actual fantastic vent.
Like me, the OP (Cdash) doesn't have a Fantastic Fan. He has the factory P.O.S. fan.
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What do they put in your unit?
I don't understand manufacturers, why not just use the same line of accessories in all the models.
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I removed the bathroom single speed ceiling fan and replaced it with a Fan-Tastic vent (3speed/thermostat) and reinstalled bathroom fan in the front bedroom. No cutting necessary.

I also have Max Air vent covers mounted over them so we can leave them open without worrying about rain getting in.

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All roof vents (fans) use the same size hole... just pull the old one off and put the new one on
True, but the cowl (not sure if this is the correct name) may be different. The installations I've seen (never done it myself) show removing the putty/sealant on the roof to remove the existing cowl and resealing after installing the Fantastic Fan.

I hope I'm wrong! I'd love to have a Fantastic Fan in my bathroom!
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What ever it is you end up doing either use vent cover, or make sure you have a rain sensor.
More then once (in previous units) I've left the vent open in a rain storm
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