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Old 07-27-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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Ramble vent cover for fantastic fan - will it leak?

Our RV came with Maxxair vent covers on all the vents. They are wonderful for allowing us to keep the vents open without worrying about rain.

I just installed a fantastic fan 5000 (reversible with thermostat) Fan-Tastic Ceiling Fan Vent - Product - Camping World in the bedroom. We had the standard Maxxair vent cover reinstalled over the fantastic fan. However it seemed to really inhibit the air flow.

I decided to get a Ramble vent cover http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...nslucent/32000 today to install instead in hopes that more air would flow through the fan. It does indeed help with air flow. However I would like to hear from any long term owners of the Ramble vent cover. Does water ever get in?

On a side note we also replaced the bathroom fan with the fantastic fan create a breeze model Create-a-Breeze Fan - Item - Camping World . This fan is quieter than the 5000 model. With it's opaque cover I sort of wish I had gotten this cheaper version for the bedroom also so I wouldn't have to worry about light getting in the vent opening when sleeping. Hindsight is 20/20.

The reason we didn't get the Maxxair II or the Maxxair Fan Mate was that they were significantly more than the Ramble. If we get good reports on the Ramble or have good first hand experience in various rain storms I may replace my other Maxxair vent covers.

Thanks for any input!

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Michelle... Fantastic Company reccomends that you do not use a vent cover as it does restrict the flow. Mine has a rain sensor that closes the vent when it gets wet. Not familiar with the Rambler unit. good luck. Alleyman

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Old 07-28-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Alleyman,

But I'm a confirmed believer in the vent covers. Just trying to work out an economical way to keep them covered.

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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Odd I have had Maxxair covers over both of my Fantastic fans for years without any problems. Realize factory says shouldn;t put a vent over over them but also have many friends who has vent covers without problems. Never heard of Ramble before
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:42 PM   #5
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My vote is for the Maxxair Fan Mate. If you read their writeup Maxxair recommends it for the Fantastic Fan. I agree it's expensive but if you want maximum performance from your Fantastic Fan it's the way to go.
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