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Old 06-03-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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I had a Max air cover installed over the fantastic fan in my 16 ft Casita today at Camping World This is so the rain can not come in when the fantastic fan hood is open. I wanted air circulation even if raining.

I now notice that the vent cover only opens part way because the Max air cover blocks it from opening all the way. Is this going to be a problem.?
Does anyone else have this same problem or is it normal for it to be this way.??
Did Camping World put on the wrong cover?
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:54 AM   #2
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Hi: Karalyn... That's the way the combo of that cover over that fan works. Any ventilation during a rain storm is better than none!!! You won't notice any reduction in air flow specially now you can use the fan or have the vent open, during a downpour!!! It does present one more plus for the MaxxFan with it's built in rain hood vs. the Fantastic Fan tho.
I bought the Maxxfan...my brother bought the Fantastic Fan, for our 13' Bolers. we installed the MaxxAir cover over his fan.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:13 AM   #3
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I noticed a huge reduction in air flow when I installed this cover?
While it is nice to not have to worry about the vent being open any more,I really don't get half the air in as I used to.

Luckily the Scamp has a huge Escape Hatch that is also a vent right next to the now stiffled fan vent.

I have to wonder now if the other competitors to the Max-Vent cover let any more air through and I notice they have even come out with a new model claiming more open area.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:29 AM   #4
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When I owned a Casita I did the same thing, Fantastic fan with Max Air cover. I went to the hardware store and purchased two louvered plates which I used as SIDE vents to the Max air cover, obviously after creating an opening in each side of the cover. I didn't have a whole lot of experience with the fan before adding the cover with louvers though I knew there would be airflow restriction by adding the cover, this is what I'd read about air flow with the fan/cover combination. The fan/cover w/louvers combination gave me all the air flow I needed in the 16' casita. Russell
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Does anyone have a rain cover that the fantastic fan cover still opens all the way with the rain cover on over it?? If so, what kind?

I am kinda worried that I might burn out the motor on my fantastic fan by having it running with the cover not raised all the way. I am wondering if I will get enough air to keep the fan cool enough?

Any opinions on that?
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not a problem,I've had mine on for 6 years w/o incident
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:00 AM   #7
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When I was looking on line some of the covers were marked NOT for high volume fans.

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Does anyone have a rain cover that the fantastic fan cover still opens all the way with the rain cover on over it?? If so, what kind?

I am kinda worried that I might burn out the motor on my fantastic fan by having it running with the cover not raised all the way. I am wondering if I will get enough air to keep the fan cool enough?

Any opinions on that?
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1. the Max air cover blocks it from opening all the way. Is this going to be a problem.?
2. is it normal for it to be this way.??
3. Did Camping World put on the wrong cover?
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This is a design feature. I have never seen a cover built tall enough to open the vent to the full vertical position. These covers are designed to be approximately the same height as a roof mounted A/C and are sloped in front for lessening of wind resistance. Your vent opens half-way inside at a 45<sup>o</sup> angle. I don't think opening it any wider brings any more air in.
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Thanks everyone. I feel much better knowing others have the same cover and have had no problems.
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I just purchased THIS one. It is vented on 3 sides and is designed for high flow fans.

Reviews were good. We will see when it arrives.

And no, they don't allow the fan to open all the way.. but everyone else has said that :-P... so...

never mind.
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I just purchased THIS one. It is vented on 3 sides and is designed for high flow fans.

Reviews were good. We will see when it arrives.

And no, they don't allow the fan to open all the way.. but everyone else has said that :-P... so...

never mind.
I just had the same one installed last week. I haven't put my battery in the camper yet to see if the airflow is as good.
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I had a Max air cover installed over the fantastic fan in my 16 ft Casita today at Camping World This is so the rain can not come in when the fantastic fan hood is open. I wanted air circulation even if raining.

I now notice that the vent cover only opens part way because the Max air cover blocks it from opening all the way. Is this going to be a problem.?
Does anyone else have this same problem or is it normal for it to be this way.??
Did Camping World put on the wrong cover?

We have this one and it allows the vent to fully open without restriction........

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...-roof-vent.htm
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A point to consider:

We have a MaxxAir Fan and the blower will not work unless the cover is ALL the way open.

Apparently, other fan brands don't have this requirement, but it is something to consider before buying.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:23 AM   #14
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MaxAir has three vent covers.

o MaxAir - Original vent cover

o MaxAir II - Twice as much vent area as the original

o MaxAir Fan/Mate - Designed for high-powered ceiling fans like the Fan-Tastic fan

In my opinion, the MaxAir original vent cover is the wrong cover for the Fan-Tastic fan.

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