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Old 02-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #15
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Our Burro was used, sort of (2 weeks), when we got it and had the Fantastic Fan already installed, so I didn't think to replace it, with the cover being nowhere near as expensive. The F-Fan already performed admirably and I was so pleased with it that it never occurred to me. It already was reversible, had three speeds, thermostatic control, and wireless muffler bearings with dust ruffles so I could not bear to part with it.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:14 PM   #16
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... when we got it and had the Fantastic Fan already installed, so I didn't think to replace it, with the cover being nowhere near as expensive...
Given an existing Fantastic Fan, I wouldn't replace it either! I had nothing but a dying original-style unit... different situation. Tony isn't in a position to choose one fan over the other, either, but perhaps other readers will be.
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:39 AM   #17
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Hey Rick/Shannon, I put one in my Trillium, but I already had a power fan, but a cheaper type.

It's not that hard to do yourself, just time consuming.

If you do a search through the archives, you should be able to find some tips, I'm sure we have discussed this at least once since we got hacked.
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Old 02-24-2006, 08:44 PM   #18
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1. My new fantastic fan mounting holes didn't line up with the old vent holes (on a 2000 Casita 16LD), drilled new ones. From about 1999 on, (I think) all Casitas have wiring to the vent opening. Prior to that it's 'go fish'.

2. I Fastened the fan with SS screws instead of rivets. This way you can lightly fasten each screw then go round again and snug em down. Silicon II adheres well to the plastic fan frame and to the fiberglass but latex caulk seems to be the sealer of choice in the rest of the RV world. I used Silicon.

3. After trimming the interior facia (or whatever it's called), I used 4 small sheet metal screws to hold it in place (see photo). Pushing the carpet back, drilled pilot holes first. I dunno how Casita does it.

4. Without a Maxx vent cover you get better air circulation, however, folks who have camped in the rain seem to prefer a vent cover. On my last 4 rvs I've had Fantastic fans (love em) with NO cover on any of em. The latest has the Automatic Rain Sensor and it's the neatest feature since sliced bread. Closes when it rains, opens back up when it quits, or you can do it manually. Never a worry about things getting wet!
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:59 AM   #19
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Love the pictures PineConeDon. Thanks for the effort to post them.
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