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Old 05-09-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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Which Fan-Tastic Fan? (for a 1985 Casita)

I JUST bought a 1985 Casita 13' trailer. It's pretty much original except for a few things that obviously wear out. It does not have a fan in the ceiling vent. As my first mod, I was hoping to install a Fan-Tastic fan since I see everyone raving about them. However, when I started searching for them on Amazon, there seem to be several models that range in price from $130 - $260. Also, I'm not sure of the specific dimensions I need.

Was wondering if someone has some input on the best model and perhaps what dimensions I should be looking at?

Thanks!!
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I have had both a Fantastic Fan and a MaxxFan, and I prefer the MaxxFan, as it has more speeds to choose from (I prefer the slower speeds it offers over the Fantastic Fan) and it can be left open and operating the hardest of rains.
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http://www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00-051...ds=maxxair+fan
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I'll second the Maxxair!
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Defiantly the MaxxFan!
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I have had both a Fantastic Fan and a MaxxFan, and I prefer the MaxxFan, as it has more speeds to choose from (I prefer the slower speeds it offers over the Fantastic Fan) and it can be left open and operating the hardest of rains.
Here is a link:
www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00-05100K-MaxxFan-Ventillation-Opening/dp/B002OWAIB8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1431208246&sr=8-3&keywords=maxxair+fan
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Thanks so much!! I guess it's a Maxxfan then!! :-)
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Fantastic Fan is a trademark, like Kleenex, that some people use to describe any RV fan. That said, MaxxFan seems to be the Rolls Royce of fans...
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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Which ever brand you get, try to get it with a thermostat! I have a Fantastic Fan. I've never owned a MaxxAir so I cant compare. I just know mine is 3 speed and works very well. The thermostat would allow us to run the fan at night. Sometimes though, the temp drops and you can wake up freezing yer booty off! With a thermostat, it would kick off.

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I installed a Fantastic Fan and if I was to go with the same brand again I would get one with more than 3 speeds (the lowest is still to strong on occasion) and one with a rain detector that would close the vent should it start raining in the middle of the night.
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Carol, that is why I went with the MaxxFan after owning a Fantastic Fan. I now have 10 speeds forward and 10 reverse, and it has a thermostat control and can be left open in a downpour.
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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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Carol, that is why I went with the MaxxFan after owning a Fantastic Fan. I now have 10 speeds forward and 10 reverse, and it has a thermostat control and can be left open in a downpour.
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Pretty sure they make a Fantastic Fan with 13 speeds and all the bells and whistles & auto close etc - but when I purchased mine I did not appreciate the fact that I might like those and went the with the basic cheap basic model... either way it still works great and far better than not having a fan which was how my trailer came to me.

I do like the cover style of the Maxxfan better though - suspect it allows you to leave the fan open a little bit more in light rains than the Fantastic Fan does?
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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.
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You are correct, I have cycled through all the speeds but I bet I really use no more than 3 or 4 for common day to day usage. The cover is the feature I am most appreciative of. I have had it open in some pretty extremely conditions and had no issues with rain water coming in. nice design.....
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I also think any more than 5 speeds is clearly overkill, but I like the lowest range on the Maxxfan better than the Fantastic. Quieter too.
A couple of new features on the Maxxfan are its ability to run with the cover closed, like a ceiling fan, plus it is designed to switch directly between inflow and outflow without first switching to off.
About the cover, The install of a Maxxair cover over a Fantastic fan is common and very easy, but I do like the integrated MaxxFan system.

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