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Old 02-07-2016, 08:28 PM   #1
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Where to place Maxxair???

My coach has bath fan, bed fan and a fan in the center, by the kitchen.
If you were to replace just one , with a fantastic or maxxair, which location would you choose?

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Old 02-07-2016, 08:36 PM   #2
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Our rig only has two Fantastic fans, one over the toilet and the other in the "kitchen" Seems to be all we need although I'd like a ceiling fan on the bedroom ceiling but not a vent fan.
In your case I'd go for the kitchen.

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Old 02-07-2016, 08:54 PM   #3
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What fans do you have now? Doesn't the Winnie come with Fantastics?

That said, we have the fantastics and I would stick with those. Parts seem to be much more available and their customer service is said to be amazing. I wouldnt replace just one, I would do both the bath and the kitchen because you really need to be running a fan when cooking and certainly running one in the bathroom during certain times of the day.

We installed a vert cover over the one in the kitchen so we could still run it during the rain and love it.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:17 PM   #4
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What fans do you have now? Doesn't the Winnie come with Fantastics?
Well, mine didn't have a single one!!
I have the cheapo ones with the tiny blade.
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"Vhol5".....It's your choice, but if you only have one fan and want to use it for cooling, you should mount it at one end of the coach or the other. This way, you can turn it to exhaust and draw cool air through the entire coach from a window at the other end. If it's in the middle, you lose some of the whole house cooling effect.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:02 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Vhol5 View Post
My coach has bath fan, bed fan and a fan in the center, by the kitchen.
If you were to replace just one , with a fantastic or maxxair, which location would you choose?
I had a Maxxair in a previous coach. I liked it better than the fantastic fans I have now because you could run it like a ceiling fan with the dome closed.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:16 AM   #7
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I will tell you how ours get used and then you think about what would work for you. We have one in kitchen area and bathroom. The kitchen fan gets used when something gets burned and we have to evacuate the smoke in a hurry which is hardly ever. The one in the bathroom gets used everyday to draw out the moisture so everything will hopefully last longer.
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We are like Nevada Nick the bath gets used a lot more. Exhaust when we're showering and for a while after, and when needed to exhaust odors. The galley fan is rarely used. Our coach came with a Fantastic fan in the galley and one of those little 4 inch bladed cheap fans in the bathroom. First mod we did was the bath fan.
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I just put "RV Roof Vent Vortex II Upgrade Kit Multi-Speed Fan" in my bathroom and am pleased with it. Got it thru Amazon for $63.

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I have Fantastic fans in the other two locations.
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:23 PM   #10
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I installed a Fantastic Fan in place of the small bathroom fan. The power was already there so it was a pretty easy conversion. It worked well and pulled quite a bit of air through the coach.

After a couple of years I installed another fan up front above the bunk in the Class C. This gave us some flexibility when were running them.

I have a different coach now, a Class A with a Fantastic fan. I had a problem with the motor mechanism that raised the lid. I contacted Fantastic Fan and they sent me a whole new mechanism free of charge. Great company regarding customer support.

The only problem I have with the Fantastic vent is that without a cover over the top it won't run in the rain or in the AM due to the moisture on the rain sensor. Our new coach has a Coolmatic fan that can run in any conditions so we don't use the Fantastic Fan as much as we use to in the other coach.

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