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Old 05-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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MaxxFan Manual-Opening RV Ventilator Systems

Do any of you guys currently use the MaxxFan Manual-Opening RV Ventilator System do they work like window fans use too when i was a kid growing up without a/c or the old attic fans if turned on exhaust with a few windows open and they bring in the breeze can the MaxxFan be used in the rain while parked ? do the do a fair job of cooling on moderate days instead of using the a/c .

I have also been looking at the Automatic Deluxe Fan-Tastic Ceiling Fan Vent any thoughts on your experience with either or both would be much appreciated.


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Old 05-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #2
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It's fun sitting in a campground with a drizzle watching the Fantastic Fan lids going up and down with their moisture sensors while my MaxxFan just keeps venting moist inside air.

A roof vent fan can help circulate air but don't expect miracles.

I've got a Fantastic fan on one rig with the thermostat set so it runs when the inside gets hot. The lid stays open unless a storm gets the sensor wet. I also have an automatic MaxxFan (on another rig) that will open up the lid and turn on when the inside gets hot.

I tend to prefer the Maxxfan because of its lid design although I do agree that the Fantastic customer support is hard to beat. I haven't had the need to test the Maxxfan support yet.

BTW, the Fantastic 12v box fan for indoor tabel top use is another 'must have' if you are inside in hot weather but not able to use the A/C.

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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I have the Fantastic Fan with a thermostat and manual opening lid, on the roof I have a Max-Air cover that is designed for these high flow fans and can be operated in the rain. It can move a lot of air
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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X2 both davidjb and BryanL. Both have a good solutions. Take your pick. I do not believe you will go wrong with either solution.
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