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Old 12-15-2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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Vent insulator for a Fantastic fan

We use a vent insulator in our bath area and it keeps the cold out, but they are too thick to use with our Fantastic Fan in the living room. Has anyone found something that will fit the thinner opening of the Fantastic fan? Any creative idea's?
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The insulators have always worked fine in any rig I've owned. You must have a very thin roof if there is that little room.

BTW: Fantastic Vent makes a double wall dome, much like a dual pane window. Present rig came with them and I put them on the last rig too.
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The roof is the same thickness through-out the MH. Its the mounting of the fan blades and crank that interfere with the thicker cushion use.
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The roof is the same thickness through-out the MH. Its the mounting of the fan blades and crank that interfere with the thicker cushion use.
I have in the past bought the smallest windshield sun screen for cars. The type that looks like chrome plated bubble wrap. Then make a pattern and cut a piece to fit the opening. Attach with velcro at the corners and on the sides to hold it in place. Now I have seen and have even had special ones that looked like the same material but bound on the edges and made to fit the vents.

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The roof is the same thickness through-out the MH. Its the mounting of the fan blades and crank that interfere with the thicker cushion use.
Picture? I'm having trouble visualizing a Fantastic Vent that looks like you describe.
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Here you go...
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Yep, just as I said, a very thin roof so the surround is too short. Right now I'm eating lunch and away from my rig, I'll take a photo of mine when I get home.
BTW: none of my rigs over the last 16 yrs has had that thin a roof.
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Now, that said: can you get some velcro and stick it to the vent around the screen? That should hold the pillow in place.
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This is the bath vent where no mods. are needed. Thanks for the velcro idea.
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Ours looks similar to Mr. D's, I cut a 3" thick piece of styrofoam and framed it with weatherstripping for a friction fit.
If your roof is to thin you could use thinner styrofoam and cut or drill a recess for the turn knob and for the fuse.
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" I cut a 3" thick piece of styrofoam and framed it with weatherstripping for a friction fit. "

I might be able to use your idea, using a 2" piece of styrofoam. Thanks
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" I cut a 3" thick piece of styrofoam and framed it with weatherstripping for a friction fit. "

I might be able to use your idea, using a 2" piece of styrofoam. Thanks
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I've not used the cushion cover. Mr D is correct on the double pane cover. We have one fantastic fan with this and it works great. The nice part it keeps the cold out but we can open & close as necessary without pulling a cushion. I intend to install the same on the other unit just haven't gotten to it yet.
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I have a similar issue. My vents have a screen that keeps leaves and bugs from entering the coach. There is not enough vertical height to install the cushions. Thanks for the suggestion on the windshield cover. I wouldn’t have thought of that and it should work perfectly.
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