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Old 12-12-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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On our Dune Chaser we have 3 vents one in the MBR, Bathroom and the Garage the garage is a reguler type but the other 2 are fantastic vents, Auto with thermastate control. The problem is I cant open the vents all the way with the cover on them so they wont work. I was told that once it stops the fan will come on but I dont want to test that with out being sure it wont hurt the fans. Any thoughts?
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On our Dune Chaser we have 3 vents one in the MBR, Bathroom and the Garage the garage is a reguler type but the other 2 are fantastic vents, Auto with thermastate control. The problem is I cant open the vents all the way with the cover on them so they wont work. I was told that once it stops the fan will come on but I dont want to test that with out being sure it wont hurt the fans. Any thoughts?
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Are you talking about MaxxAir Fan Mates?

If so, my fantastic fan cover goes up until it hits the fan mate, stops, and the fan works fine.
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The fan should start as the vent starts to open. About 15-20 degrees. There's a little limit switch that controls it. When closing, the fan will run until it gets to about the same place.

The vent will raise until it contacts the vent cover, and stalls. It doesn't appear to hurt the fan. That may even be Fantastic Fans control mechanism, for the vent to stall when it hits the end of its mechanical travel.

We've had a truck camper, two 5'ers and a class A, all with Fantastic Fans and Maxair covers, and have had no problems.
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Have tried changing the thermostat position?
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Like I said I bought some when they seemed to low I asked and was told I couldnt use them so I returned them. Others said I could so I am just trying to check cause I really want them on there.
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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 Kablewizard:
Like I said I bought some when they seemed to low I asked and was told I couldnt use them so I returned them. Others said I could so I am just trying to check cause I really want them on there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I guess I missed all that in your original statement. If the fans work without the covers on, then the covers are not allowing the vent cover to open far enough for the micro switch to function.
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I know MaxxAir makes several different types of vent covers. One is especially made for putting over Fantastic Fan (or equivallent)outfitted vents. Those are higher profile to allow for the cover to open enough so the fan will operate properly.

We've had at least 3 different types of the MaxxAir covers on our rv's over the years. The type of cover depended on the type of vent (i.e. with a fan in it or without) and clearances on the roof in the area of installation.

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