I have two MaxxAir Fan Mate covers mounted over my existing Fantastic Fan vents, that I installed about two years ago. I have been pleased with them and they do a good job of venting the coach, regardless of the weather.
I went up on my roof last week to clean the vent lids as well as the inside of the Fan Mates. That’s when I discovered what a PITA it is to remove and replace the Fan Mates themselves. I originally installed them, but I guess I forgot about how difficult it can be to realign the hardware when you have a back as bad as mine.
I did some internet searching and found a MaxxAir product called the MaxxBracket. It is an optional hinged bracket that allows you to remove a MaxxAir product without removing any hardware. Great idea! Only problem is, MaxxAir no longer offers these brackets. Looking at MaxxAir’s website, the new versions
of the Fan Mate now have a hinged bracket incorporated into it’s design. I felt gypped!
I called MaxxAir’s customer service to ask for help. Come to find out, even if they still offered the MaxxBrackets, they never fit the Fan Mate. They did however offer to sell me the bracket portion of the new & improved Fan Mate, for a cost of $9.95 each, plus shipping. I was hoping they would have been a little more considerate like the folks at Fantastic Vent are, but at least I will now be able to remove the Fan Mates without removing any hardware.
If anyone with older Fan Mates like me are interested in the same upgrade, the brackets can only
be ordered directly through MaxxAir’s customer service. Their phone number is 800-780-9893. The part number for the bracket is, 10-20922.
Older Fan Mate:
New & Improved Fan Mate: