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Old 05-11-2015, 09:37 AM   #15
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If you have a 3 speed fan, and the noise at the lowest speed is still keeping you awake, check out these threads:
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:32 PM   #16
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I have to ask a "dumb" question. But after owning a Fantastic fan for going on 6 yrs, WHY would anyone need 13+ speeds on a fan???? I have 3 and that is PLENTY. Not trying to be argumentive....REALLY .... but I really am curious.
Have to agree 13 seems a little over the top! ;-) but having said that I do have the Fantastic Fan and there have been plenty of times I wished the lower speed was lower than what it is - especially if the fan is being left on at night and its right over your bed. Perhaps rather than 13 speeds - 4 or 5 would be enough if one or two of them were very low speed.
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Careful there Carol! We're getting AWFULLY close on agreeing over things lately. How boring is that??

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Have to agree 13 seems a little over the top! ;-) but having said that I do have the Fantastic Fan and there have been plenty of times I wished the lower speed was lower than what it is - especially if the fan is being left on at night and its right over your bed. Perhaps rather than 13 speeds - 4 or 5 would be enough if one or two of them were very low speed.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:38 PM   #18
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Have to agree 13 seems a little over the top! ;-) but having said that I do have the Fantastic Fan and there have been plenty of times I wished the lower speed was lower than what it is - especially if the fan is being left on at night and its right over your bed. Perhaps rather than 13 speeds - 4 or 5 would be enough if one or two of them were very low speed.
If it has 13 speeds... why did they not just use a rheostat??
The advantage to the Fantastic fan is that they offer lower cost fans from entry level up through comparables. They also offer a lifetime guarantee at all levels.

The Maxxfan when equipped with premium features suffers from a premium price which can be even higher than a roof mounted A/C.

Both products are of amazing quality, built to last in a throw away world.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:18 AM   #19
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All of these fans are for the standard 14" x 14" opening, the same as your passive vent is in. Have you looked at the need to run power to it under the carpeting? It's a bit of a chore, but very do-able.
And having had both, I'll add another vote for the MaxxFan.

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I will need to run power to it. I don't believe there is any power there now. I'm not sure I'll do the work myself. I may look around and have someone install it for me. Perhaps CampingWorld. My camper has the original carpeting on the walls, so I'm not sure how running power up through there works.
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The standard way is to tap into the wiring to the light over the bed/dinette and use an electricians fish tape or a coat hanger to run the wire across the ceiling to the vent opening. It's been done many times, including twice by me.
If you could get to LHC either in Texas or Arizona, I'd recommend them highly for experience, quality, cost and new friends. Camping World's rates have gone through the roof.
If there are more mods you have in mind, a trip to LHC could actually be a fun excursion. They are great folks and avid Casita owners themselves.

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The standard way is to tap into the wiring to the light over the bed/dinette and use an electricians fish tape or a coat hanger to run the wire across the ceiling to the vent opening. It's been done many times, including twice by me.
If you could get to LHC either in Texas or Arizona, I'd recommend them highly for experience, quality, cost and new friends. Camping World's rates have gone through the roof.
If there are more mods you have in mind, a trip to LHC could actually be a fun excursion. They are great folks and avid Casita owners themselves.

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Please excuse my ignorance, but what is LHC stand for?
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The advantage to the Fantastic fan is that they offer lower cost fans from entry level up through comparables. They also offer a lifetime guarantee at all levels.

The Maxxfan when equipped with premium features suffers from a premium price which can be even higher than a roof mounted A/C.

Both products are of amazing quality, built to last in a throw away world.[/QUOTE]

I don't think $220.00 is out of line from the Fantastic Fan prices.
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what is LHC stand for?
Sorry about that. LHC is Little House Customs, a small, excellent group that specializes in repairs, upgrades, and modifications to Casitas and other fiberglass trailers. I mistakenly thought they'd been mentioned often enough here that LHC would be recognized.
They have shops in Texas and Arizona and are themselves avid fiberglass campers.
littlehousecustoms.com

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I don't think $220.00 is out of line from the Fantastic Fan prices.
Amazon.com: Maxxair 00-06200K MaxxFan Ventillation Fan with Smoke Lid and Manual Opening Keypad Control: Automotive
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Maybe I don't understand your comment, or you didn't understand mine.
A top shelf Maxxfan can approach $500.
Compare feature to feature and they do "overlap"... with Fantastic Fans starting much lower with fewer features... and Maxxfan going much higher with premium features.
Apples to apples, I have found it much easier to buy a Fantastic Fan at a better price.
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