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Old 06-10-2016, 03:28 AM   #1
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Fantastic fan orrrr the Max air fan?

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Just wondering what your thoughts are about the two different fans? Which one is best and why? Thanks so much for your time & valuable opinions!
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:33 AM   #2
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I just replaced a 6 year old maxx fan with a fantastic fan. One of the motor support arms failed on the maxx fan. A design flaw in my opinion. I opted for the model 1250 which is a 3 speed with reverse. The motor support is a curved H which will better support the rotational forces. Also the knob to lift the lid is recessed so it's less of an obstacle. My maxx fan had more features but I never used them so the simpler fan was a better choice for me.
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:37 AM   #3
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I just replaced a 6 year old maxx fan with a fantastic fan. One of the motor support arms failed on the maxx fan. A design flaw in my opinion. I opted for the model 1250 which is a 3 speed with reverse. The motor support is a curved H which will better support the rotational forces. Also the knob to lift the lid is recessed so it's less of an obstacle. My maxx fan had more features but I never used them so the simpler fan was a better choice for me.
Appreciate your input very much! Yes indeed, sometimes simple is BEST!Where did you purchase yours if I may ask?
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I bought it from Vintage Technologies through Amazon for $144. There is no listing now. They also sell on eBay.
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I bought it from Vintage Technologies through Amazon for $144. There is no listing now. They also sell on eBay.
Wonderful! thanks much Raz!
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:45 AM   #6
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Both fans are good quality fans. You can get the Maxxair fan with a handheld clicker but generally speaking, both fans are reversible, multi speed and can be temperature controlled. I just removed the fantastic fan in my casita and replaced it with the Maxxair. I'll use the fantastic fan on a Sunrader rehab. I chose the Maxxair fan because the fan cover can be left open when it's raining. The fan cover on the Maxxair is superior to that on the Fantastic fan.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:35 AM   #7
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Hi all....

Just wondering what your thoughts are about the two different fans? Which one is best and why? Thanks so much for your time & valuable opinions!
I installed a Fantastic Fan in my Boler and am quite happy with it. I installed a dpdt switch to make it reversible and saved a few bucks.
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:13 AM   #8
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I have had both, like the maxx better with the 12 selection of speeds, temperature sensor, and the rain cover. I did think the fantastic fan moved air better but it has no cover for the rain. Would not be without one or the other.
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I have had both, and the MaxxAir has two lid supports as opposed to only one on the Fantastic Fan, and I like having more speed selections with the Maxx Air, and the fact that the lid can stay open during rain. Typically Lil Snoozy installs the fan vertically on the bathroom wall as it is a flat surface, whereas the roof has compound angles over the bathroom area, so if a Fantastic fan is mounted in the vertical location, using it during showering could put on quite a show for those camped near by.....the Maxx Air lid prevents any peep shows.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:48 AM   #10
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I have had both, like the maxx better with the 12 selection of speeds, temperature sensor, and the rain cover. I did think the fantastic fan moved air better but it has no cover for the rain. Would not be without one or the other.
Of course there is a rain cover for the Fantastic Fan. It's a standard size. I have one.

I do agree that the rain cover is a MUST HAVE. I have always left my FF vent open an inch or so for ventilation (except on the road of course), and never seen rain get in.

I have the three speed Fantastic Fan, no thermostat (standard Scamp option) and I wish the lowest setting was slower. Even on the slowest setting I find it quite loud, but I cannot compare to the Max Air.

There are also published mods for turning the three speed FF into a continuously variable one, with much lower speed which makes it quieter. Its on my list of mods to do, but is is down the list a ways.

If buying a new Fantastic Fan, I would go with MODEL 7350.
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:12 PM   #11
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Having had both types of fans I like the MaxxFan best because of it's built in rain shield and it has 10 speeds whereas Fantastic has to have a resistor installed to slow it down and an extra rain shield.
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Should buy the delux series...

...of the MaxxAir because it says the plastic body is a different profile thickness than their standard series and works with our thin walled FG.
Like others here I've had both and prefer the Maxx 6200k and 7500k for quiet op, 2 yr warranty, no added cover needed, ceiling fan type running during rain, smoke color top, and other stuff.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:27 PM   #13
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We've had both on two different trailers, the Fantastic Fan was first and as was previously stated, it does have a rain cover (optional, extra $$) that is functional albeit always in the "up" position. It's roughly the size of the cupola on a caboose.

The Maxxair is hands down slicker and at less that $30 difference, Why wouldn't you?
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I would go with the MaxxAir that David has posted the photo's of.

I had the basic Fantastic Fan in my Scamp and was sorry I did not get a different model. To few speeds and none that were really low speed & no rain sensor.

Current trailer has a Fantastic Fan with rain & temp sensor and multi speeds and remote..... not overly happy with it either as it opens and closes on its own and that wakes me up at night. It also can not stay open in the rain without a separate high profile cover.

The front fan on current trailer is a basic unknown brand and is about to be replaced with the MaxxAir due to it having a permeant cover that allows it to remain open without worry and its lower profile when closed.
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