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Old 08-21-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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I have two roof vents, one powered by a Fantastic Fan, the other by a Comfort Air fan. A couple of years ago, I installed a Maxx Air vent cover like the ones below, over the Fantastic Fan vent. I did not like it. It noticeably restricted air flow.




Now I see that Maxx Air has a new style available, the Maxx Air II.



This model looks like it might allow for better air movement. Anyone in the forum have the Maxx Air II installed? If so, what is your opinion of it?

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I have two roof vents, one powered by a Fantastic Fan, the other by a Comfort Air fan. A couple of years ago, I installed a Maxx Air vent cover like the ones below, over the Fantastic Fan vent. I did not like it. It noticeably restricted air flow.




Now I see that Maxx Air has a new style available, the Maxx Air II.



This model looks like it might allow for better air movement. Anyone in the forum have the Maxx Air II installed? If so, what is your opinion of it?

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Old 08-21-2008, 10:37 PM   #3
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SacsTC put our MaxAir II on a little over a week ago. We ordered our two covers here - at RVUpgrades (which is one of our main sponsors here ...plus you should have seen what they donated at the iRV2 rally!!)

If you give me a day or two - I will get photos of the installs on the roof. We have one of the Automatic Fantastic Fans in kitchen. I hated using it before. I now will use it with the MaxAir 2 on it. I will give you more info this weekend-including photos- but the bed is calling my name!
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Thanks MM. I just read a comment on the RV Upgrades listing for the Maxx Air II that stated, "Not recommended for use with high-powered ventilators". Since both of my roof vents are just that, I assume the covers won't work for me.

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I have the FAN/MATE 900 over my Fantastic Fan and I'm completely satisfied with it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:19 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Route 66:
I have the FAN/MATE 900 over my Fantastic Fan and I'm completely satisfied with it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Like a dummy, I bypassed the Fan-Mate line. For some reason I thought the unit also housed a ventilator, which I didn't need. Looking at it now, it seems to be just what I'm looking for.

"It never rains in California" , so this has never been a big issue for us. We were camping a couple of weeks ago when a freak thunderstorm came through the CG. By the time I ran inside and shut the vent lids, a small amount of water had come inside. It was no big deal, but then I thought about the disaster if we were away from the rig.

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We have used the Maxxaire covers on two different Fantastic fans and no problems. We never run the fans on high and never had a problem.

You cannot use them on the auto opening fans.

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I did get photos taken. The front MaxxAir does cover the automatic Fantastic Fan and everything seems to work as it should. There is no noise like the lid is trying to continue opening or anything else.
Here is a couple of the photos....




...and here is a link to more photos....


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Thanks MM. Looks very nice...the color of the vent lid almost perfectly matches your A/C unit!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">You cannot use them on the auto opening fans. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sure you can. The Fantastic Vent lid automatically stops when it encounters an obstruction. In fact, that's the only way it ever stops, even when fully open or fully closed. The motor runs until it can't move any more (encounters resistance0 and then shuts itself off.
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