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Old 10-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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The quietest fan

I'm sure there are many opinions about this subject. We have a 98 Newmar with an old Fantastic that roars up front. It never gets used. We need a fan to go above the bathroom, which is essentially an extension of the bedroom, so it's important for the fan to be quiet. I'm going to a local RV sales lot to check things out but thought I'd ask for your experiences.

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Old 10-13-2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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The fanblades on fantastic fan can be purchased in two different pitches. Lesser pitch runs quieter. There is also available a variable speed control which can be retrofitted so it is not running on high all the time. I would contact them, their customer service is exceptional.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:25 PM   #3
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Hi Art,
I got rid of our Fantastic fans years ago. I installed MaxxFan Deluxe Remote Control | Latest and never looked back. The fans work as advertised and I would make the purchase again.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:42 PM   #4
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There isn't any comparison between the OLD Fantastic model fans and their latest models. Have had old model (1997) and converted it to late model and last year replaced bathroom vent fan with new model Fantastic. new one much quieter than the converted modelin kitchen but it is not noisy either. Contact the company
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:56 AM   #5
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A fan is designed to move air, and moving air makes noise.

When it gets really HOT, and the inside air is even hotter, a couple of whooshing, noisy fans, one forward, and one aft is how I remove the hot stagnate high air.

However, when using air conditioning in very hot conditions, a slow moving fan in a half open vent is my desire as it complements the operation on the air con making it more efficient.

So.....I have fans that give me everything from swoosh to gentle breeze, and that is nothing more than controlling fan speed, no matter the fan make.


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Old 10-15-2010, 09:22 AM   #6
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We've had both Fantastic Vent and Maxair fans - both excellent on low to moderate speeds. Any fan on "high" and moving a lot of air is going to make some noise. It's the air, not the fan.

We have three Fantastic Vents now and use them all.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:13 AM   #7
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Thanks for all your feedback. Our climate is usually gentle but the Bay Area does have its
sizzling days. A year ago we traded a c'ground loaded with trees (but WAY too expensive)
to a c'ground with few trees. The cumulative heat of a summer day with 50/60 white
RV surfaces glaring in gravel sites can be daunting. Our best weapon has been a floor standing fan we got from Friedman's Hardware. The thing pushes serious air. But we need something to ventilate bath and bedroom, and Fantastic's probably going to be the answer.
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Talking The Quietest Fan

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Does that come with a user's manual?
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Don't know if this is a repeatable experience...

We bought two fantastic fans. The exhaust only one is a little quieter than the reversible air one. If I had to do it again I would get two exhaust only fans and save the extra cost of the reversible due to the higher noise that it makes. We did the exhaust only in the bathroom and the reversible in the bedroom where we could have really used a quieter fan.

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I use a couple of computer three speed case fans, VERY quiet and 100CFM each on high. There is no reason on earth the same sort of blade design can not be used by all fans.
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