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Old 05-20-2011, 12:16 AM   #15
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Grumpy,

So far Rising Sun and most of our area has escaped any serious flooding. We had one a few years ago that was bad, but even then Rising Sun itself was pretty much okay, while some other towns along the river were badly hit. Our home is outside town and a couple hundred feet above the Ohio River so we will be okay even in the worst conditions.

Iíll wave back. If youíre coming this way, send a PM and maybe we can get together for coffee.

About the vents, we have had Fan-Tastic Vents and other brands, but never Maxxair. While I agree that Fan-Tasticís customer service and warranty is first rate, the consensus here seems to be towards Maxxair.

I talked to a tech at Maxxair yesterday and learned that Maxxair does not make an opaque cover. Thatís a drawback for the bedroom fan. We may have to get a Fan-Tastic fan in the bedroom to avoid having the sunlight coming in through the roof. On the other hand, I could just paint the Maxxair cover.

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I know the FanMate does come in black. Would that work for your bedroom?

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Old 05-20-2011, 09:59 AM   #17
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I know the FanMate does come in black. Would that work for your bedroom?

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Yes, Lori, that is exactly what we may end up using. On the other hand, I wasn't kidding about just painting the cover on the Maxxair.

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So far Rising Sun and most of our area has escaped any serious flooding.
About the vents,
I talked to a tech at Maxxair yesterday and learned that Maxxair does not make an opaque cover.
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Good news for you about the flooding. I think the name of a small town where the wife and I ate lunch was Aurora? Anyway.....

I never thought about the Maxxair not having an opaque cover. We don't have a vent in the bedroom of our travel trailer. That would be something to think about.
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We just had MaxxAir vent covers intalled over our Fan-Tastic vents. You must get the MaxxAir covers specifically for high speed fans, but they work great!
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We have the larger MaxxAir covers over three Fantastic Fans (all with the pop-off screens). They work great, rain or shine. One Fantastic Fan has the rain sensor, but it never worked to my satisfaction ...the cover does a better job AND protects the vent lids from UV deterioration/brittleness and hail damage.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:39 PM   #21
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Just saw where Fantastic Fans have been sold to one of the large RV equipment manufacturer. (Atwood i believe) Don't believe Fantastic ever had a written life time warranty but had an unspoken one and has been excellent in replacing any parts reguardless of age. Suspect that will go out the window now under new management. Fantanisic fans and maxx air vents work quite well together IMO.
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I thought I had a problem with my fantastic vent and they sent me the new parts with no questions asked. Great customer service in this day and age!
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MaxxFan is also first class. We had the board burn out on out new unit. Called on our way back and they shipped one out right away complete with instructions to replace the board.

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MaxxFan is also first class. We had the board burn out on out new unit. Called on our way back and they shipped one out right away complete with instructions to replace the board.

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Ken,

That's the impression I got from the Maxxair guy I talked to a few days ago. He said that since Fan-Tastic Vent has such great customer service, with the unwritten lifetime warranty, Maxxair will try to match that. It will be tough to beat Fan-Tastic's service, but they may be able to match it.

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On paper the Maxx-Air looks better due to that "Can be left open in the rain" feature someone mentioned up thread.

However on Fantastic, the name "Fantastic" refers to the customer service dept. I mean the fan, though very good, is not what I"d call "Fantastic" but I have read dozens of posts telling how good the customer service is.. I won't say it is the best in the world.. I mean, I've not checked out every company.. BUt it sure gets a nomination for that title.

I've not read posts like that about Maxx Air, and truth be told, There is more that can go wrong with a Maxx Air.. So you can take that as you wish.

What do I have.. FF of course. I'm into FF in this coach

Fantastic Fan.. FireFox (my browser) and a few other things I'm sure.. On Memorial day it will be Flag Flying.. You know how it goes.
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