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Old 12-13-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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How do you utilize your fantastic fan for ventilation throughout the year?
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:09 PM   #2
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How do you utilize your fantastic fan for ventilation throughout the year?
We have covers for our vents so they can run in any weather and they run any time the outside temp is comfortable.
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Our only Fantastic Fan is in the bathroom and we only run it while taking a shower!
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:12 PM   #4
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We set ours to come on at around 80 degrees if we are out and leave the cat alone. Windows open and all the window awnings down, it stays cool enough. Don't trust leaving AC on, as power could cut out leaving the heat to build up too much. Also handy if I burn the toast!! Stops the smoke alarm.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:15 PM   #5
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A couple of years ago when we had to over winter the rig I left the fantastic fan on the lowest temp setting and plugged into shore power to keep the batteries up. Then a deer (or something) knocked the plug out and by the time I noticed it the batteries were seriously dead. Fortunately they were Golf Cart type 6V batteries and I was able to recover them.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:31 PM   #6
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Our previous coach didn't come with a good fan so I installed a fantastic fan and we used it a lot. Fortunately the windows were the type that tipped out so we didn't have to worry about rain. The fan did have a rain sensor which did protect against water coming in but it also caused problems when there was heavy due, the fan would open/close at night. In hind sight I could have installed a cover over the whole thing to prevent that. We mostly ran the fan in exhaust mode.

We now have a fantastic fan in the bathroom but also have a Coolmatic fan above the kitchen stove. The Coolmatic is great, 3 speeds and controlled by a thermostat. It is completely covered so we don't have a problem with rain. It does only run on exhaust but works great and move a lot of air.

On one of our rear windows there is a louvered cover so we can leave this window open ~6" and the fans will pull the air through it.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:40 PM   #7
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I have two, both with the Fantastic vent cover. I run the one in the bath to circulate air throughout the whole trailer. They work good for me.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:03 PM   #8
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We frequently run one pulling air in and the other extracting. We have one in the bedroom and one in the galley. During cooking time the galley one is extracting.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:31 AM   #9
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I've always used the fans on exhaust; blowing out ; with covers to make sure the humidity sensor won't close the lid. I open a window on the shady side, of the coach, to let air in.
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This one is pretty fantastic, too .....

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Old 12-14-2016, 03:54 PM   #11
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How do you utilize your fantastic fan for ventilation throughout the year?
I do this:

Put the fan on exhaust in the bedroom - front

Open a window - a bit 2" - in the rear - kitchen.

The fan will create a nice breeze cooling the unit.
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Ours is a basic, no sensor not reversible version. We have a shroud so there has been no rain problems. We use the fan during travel for extra fresh air, to keep the interior temp down during the day and during cooking. In the winter we also use the fan to hello with moisture control inside the RV.( condensation from cooking and respiration can be a big winter problem).
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