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Old 01-09-2014, 04:35 AM   #1
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Roof Vent Cover - Fan-tastic Vent vs MaxxAir Turbo

I want to add a couple of vent covers to my factory Fan-tastic vents. The Fan-tastic covers are about $60 and the MaxxAir version are about $85. The MaxxAir look like they might be more effective at keeping rain out, since the opening is pointing downward toward the roof. My other concern is that I want to avoid drilling more holes in the roof. The Fantastic mounting brackets fit over the existing screw holes, so the installation should involve scraping off some sealant, removing the screws and replacing them with the new brackets in place, and replacing the sealant. Most reviewers seem happy with the MaxxAir covers, though several observe that it is an excessive amount of money for the amount of materials that come in the box.

Would the MaxxAir brackets mount as easily (i.e. line up with existing screws), or would they require new holes?
Is the MaxxAir cover a better value? On the other hand, do the $35 products on the market do just as good a job?

Your experience would be much appreciated.
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I want to add a couple of vent covers to my factory Fan-tastic vents. The Fan-tastic covers are about $60 and the MaxxAir version are about $85. The MaxxAir look like they might be more effective at keeping rain out, since the opening is pointing downward toward the roof. My other concern is that I want to avoid drilling more holes in the roof. The Fantastic mounting brackets fit over the existing screw holes, so the installation should involve scraping off some sealant, removing the screws and replacing them with the new brackets in place, and replacing the sealant. Most reviewers seem happy with the MaxxAir covers, though several observe that it is an excessive amount of money for the amount of materials that come in the box.

Would the MaxxAir brackets mount as easily (i.e. line up with existing screws), or would they require new holes?
Is the MaxxAir cover a better value? On the other hand, do the $35 products on the market do just as good a job?

Your experience would be much appreciated.
I have the Maxxair II .... no leaks and very easy to clean due to it's hinges. If i remember correctly i needed to drill new holes but those holes were in the lip of the fan assembly and NOT in the roof. They are worth the money (about $35 each).
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I have a pair of MaxxAir II covers on mine, can't say I ever had a drop of rain come in. I've been in some pretty torrential downpours too. We don't like to run the A/C so they're both wide open if the temp. is above about 65 degrees.

There is window screen material stuck to the inside of the slats, any rain that gets past the slats runs down the screen and drips back on to the roof.

I can tell you first-hand the amount of airflow while driving is dramatically improved with them also. They create a powerful vacuum when in motion.
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I installed the Fan-tastic covers on my MH. They really did increase the air flow a lot more than the conventional covers that they replaced, but the louvers have no pitch to them. During a rain storm that had high winds blowing from the back of the MH, water was coming in through the vents. I had to close the vents.

The louvers on the MaxxAir II & Turbo covers have a downward angle to them that, it seems to me, would have prevented the rain from coming in.
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MaxxAir vents work well, Fantastic vents and covers work better. More air flow, lower noise because of better airflow. I have two and changed my daughters to Fantastic cover and noticeable improvement. That's why they call them Fantastic Fans and vent covers.
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