RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-08-2018, 05:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
TimLoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 325
New Vent Fan- Maxxair or Fan-Tastic Vent?

My better half has asked me to replace the current manual Fan-tastic powered vent in living area with a remote unit. We are both vertically challenged and do not easily reach the controls. Will move the manual unit to the bathroom.
Trying to decide between the Fan-tastic 7350 and the Maxxair 4500K, The Maxxair has controls on the unit and a remote while the Fan-tastic product only has remote. Will have to change my Maxxair vent cover to the Fanmate cover if I go with Maxxair. Have no complaints on the my two Fantastic-Vents.
Any input on reliability or noise levels of these units? Thanks, Tim
__________________

__________________
2004 Allegro 32BA
2005 Honda CRV
TimLoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-08-2018, 08:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ilvmygt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 201
I recently replace the original Fantastic Vent that was hard wire with a new Fantastic vent with a remote. I am not impressed with the new one. You can't crack the vent. It is either fully open or shut. It has a rain sensor by-pass but anytime you make a adjustment it default back to "ON." We live in the Northwest where it rains so we like to be able to crack the vent. Last time I ended up removing the fuse to kept it open.
__________________

__________________
Country Coach 2000 MAGNA C10
Ilvmygt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 04:08 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
TimLoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 325
Thanks for that confirmation

Saw the same comment on Amazon reviews and it had me concerned. We leave our vents open with Maxxair covers from April until the cold weather comes. Big negative for me.
__________________
2004 Allegro 32BA
2005 Honda CRV
TimLoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 05:25 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilvmygt View Post
I recently replace the original Fantastic Vent that was hard wire with a new Fantastic vent with a remote. I am not impressed with the new one. You can't crack the vent. It is either fully open or shut. It has a rain sensor by-pass but anytime you make a adjustment it default back to "ON." We live in the Northwest where it rains so we like to be able to crack the vent. Last time I ended up removing the fuse to kept it open.
On the one I have, I can bypass the automatic open / close. Pulling down on the knob put it in manual mode and I can crack it open as much as desired.
__________________
Dan
2014 Berkshire 390RB
dan-nickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 06:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,586
The new Fantastic Vents rain sensor closes the vent when wet and will keep it closed when it dries out unlike the old style that would open and close the vent as the sensor got dried off or got wet. They say folks complained about the noise of the up & down so they changed it.

I liked the old style where I could leave for the day knowing that it would open after a shower and keep the camper cool. I do not want covers on all of my vents.

Atwood bought Fantastic Vent=customer service ain't what it used to be.
__________________
2007 Monaco Signature Noble III 45' ISX 600HP
hypoxia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 06:41 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
bobmac's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 1,232
I would go with the Maxxair. Have the wireless Fantastic unit and had it fail. No way to use the fan easily. Maxxair has the remote along with controls on the base so you always are able to use it. Also think the quality and after sales service on the Fantastic fans is not what it used to be.
__________________
Bob
09 Journey 39Z
Southern Ontario
bobmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 06:53 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
vettenuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 4,302
I plan to replace my bathroom fan with the Maxxfan Deluxe 7500K. I like the remote control, the ability to blow air in or out and being able to run it in the rain without it coming in the coach.
__________________
2005 Newmar Kountry Star 3742 - Gas
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Toad
Roadmaster Tow Setup
vettenuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 06:54 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
f14av8r's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa Area (sometimes!)
Posts: 464
Have the Fantastic 7350 and love it. I have the remote mounted on the wall (using the included holder) and it works well. I like the additional control flexibility and the automatic temperature control mode is really nice.
__________________
Randy and Tina & pups: Cinnamon & Cookie (RIP Coco )
2020 Tiffin Wayfarer RW
Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chassis
f14av8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 07:06 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 45
I replaced both our bathroom fan and a passive LR vent with Maxxair 7500k units and couldn't be happier. With the frameless windows we have, they do a good job of moving air thru our RV. I can even set one to blow in and the other to blow out with the windows closed if I wish.

And if desired, they also have manual controls on the unit itself that allows me to manually open the cover as much or as little as I wish with no worries about the weather due to their built in rain shields.
__________________
2017 Jayco Eagle 330RSTS TT
2018 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD CC LB SRW Duramax
blujay40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 07:22 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by vettenuts View Post
I plan to replace my bathroom fan with the Maxxfan Deluxe 7500K. I like the remote control, the ability to blow air in or out and being able to run it in the rain without it coming in the coach.
+1. That's the fan we upgraded to in the previous coach. It's also lower profile and more aerodynamic than a Fantastic with a separate rain cover.
__________________
Been through all the continental states and provinces. Loving life on the road.
Finance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 07:30 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Podivin's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 2,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by vettenuts View Post
I plan to replace my bathroom fan with the Maxxfan Deluxe 7500K. I like the remote control, the ability to blow air in or out and being able to run it in the rain without it coming in the coach.
This is what I would suggest also.
It has a remote for the vertically challenged (my wife is too, that's why I installed this fan).
And we like the fact that the opening for outside airflow is on the bottom, so not much worry about rain coming in, unless the wind is doing some REALLY weird stuff.
__________________
2013 Winnebago Sightseer 36V
Podivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2018, 04:27 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
TimLoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 325
Thanks folks

Looks like Maxxair is the path I will take.
__________________
2004 Allegro 32BA
2005 Honda CRV
TimLoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 06:25 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
TimLoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 325
Following Up on Install

Pulled the old Fan-Tastic unit from the kitchen living area. Have a lot of respect for the installer. There was no way this was going to leak.
Install of the Maxxair was uneventful and fit/worked perfect.
Only change I made was to seal the top side with Eternabond and then sealed all seams with self-leveling. Thanks for everyone's input.
Now cleaning off old unit for install in bathroom with pull switch for us short folks.
__________________

__________________
2004 Allegro 32BA
2005 Honda CRV
TimLoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
air, fan, vent



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MaxxAir / MaxxAir II vent covers - Do you use them? SoCalAngler Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 21 04-25-2018 08:59 PM
Maxxair Fan vs. Fan-tastic Vent? CyrusL Gear and Product Discussions 13 08-07-2017 01:52 PM
Roof Vent Cover - Fan-tastic Vent vs MaxxAir Turbo TwelveVolt Gear and Product Discussions 4 03-18-2014 02:58 PM
Fan-Tastic Vent vs. Maxxair? Loren B. iRV2.com General Discussion 24 05-22-2011 05:40 PM
Choosing a Powered Fan (MaxxAir MaxxFan vs. Fan-Tastic Vent 6600 + MaxxAir Fan/Mate) TrailerFool iRV2.com General Discussion 6 11-22-2008 05:06 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×