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Old 03-29-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
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Question Buying New Roof Vent Covers

If you were going to purchase new covers for your roof vents, which one would you buy and why?
They come in White, Black and Smoked. Is it just looks or is there an advantage to one over the other.
I have read that the MaxAir Cover is the best as far as Air Movement performance is concerned.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:17 PM   #2
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Depends , on the amount of light you want to let in. Colour wise.
Performance , I've used Max Air on other units , with Fantastic Fan and regular bathroom fan , Seldom use the fan on max so can't say yea or nay on air flow restrictions, but for this RV , I've gone with the Fantastic vent covers.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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I added max air. In white as all the other stuff on the roof is white.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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I tried the Max Air on my fantastic fan but it did not fit the type of flange on my fan. There were no screws to remove as the instructions said, it was just sealed in place. I didn't want drill holes in my roof so I went with CW's version of it in black which worked perfectly.
I went with the smoke colored smaller CW style one in the one bathroom to let some light in since there are no windows and went with a black one in the other bathroom because there was a lot of sunlight in that one.
I also heard that the Max Air one was the way to go but I am completely happy with the CW version. Check your Fantastic Fan mounting flange if you can see where the screws are then you can go with that if not go with the CW version.
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Fantastic Fan does NOT recommend using either the MaxxAir I or the MaxxAir II over their rooftop fans. It restricts the air flow too much.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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As DR4 states they do not recommend it. And now that he mentions it, it was the Max Air 2 that I tried that wouldn't work and not the Max Air. The Max Air 2 as well as the CW equivalent is redesigned for higher air flow. Believe me the CW one that I have on it works perfectly.
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Here is a link to the MaxAIR Vent Cover that Herb is referring to in his posts.

A little pricey but this one WILL work with the Fantastic Fans.

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We have the Maxxair "Fan Mate" covers on our Fantastic Fans. They work great! Airxcel | Maxxair | Fan/Mate We got black to match the other stuff on the roof.
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Wow, thank you everyone for your input. That's what is great about this site. Just a simple thing like buying a vent cover can go wrong but with the help of others who have "Been there, Done That" makes all the difference.
Thanks Everyone.
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Just put original maxxair 1's on all three of my fantastic fans yesterday and they work great. They don't stop the flow at all. Installation was a pain as the flange is covered by a liner and in order to gain access to put the nuts on the screws, you have to remove the liner from inside the coach and then re-assemble. Had I known this I would have put the maxxair fan mates on instead.
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I installed the same ones and as stated they didn't restrict the air flow. I didn't have to remove any liner. I had called the company ( either Max air or fantastic fan ) and they advised how to do it. With all that said , it was five years ago and I cannot remember the procedure I used :(.
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Both my fan and vent are the fantastic brand. I bought the vent last week and just installed it this last Wednesday. Took about 30 mins. It uses 4 screw holes that already hold your fan place. Just remove those and replace with the longer ones from the kit. Add a healthy amount of dicor and away you go. Nice thing with this vent is that if you ever have to remove the cover, you pull 4 clips and off it comes. Bought the smoked for light into the toilet closet.
Being that I had the fantastics already, I didn't look at maxx or cw to see if theirs had the same clip feature.

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Thanks to everyone for your input. I installed two FanTastic Ultra Breeze Smoked Covers today. They were a snap to install and look NICE. Easy on and off for cleaning etc also.
Thanks again everyone.
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