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Old 10-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #15
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Oh course, the hardest part was removing the existing fan, which had a bead of silicon and butyl tape (putty). Carefully used a sharpened putty knife (used a grinder to get it razor sharp). The putty knife was gently tapped with a rubber mallet to break the bond. There was no damage whatsoever to the fiberglass or the gel coat.
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Next the old butyl tape and sealant was removed from the roof, carefully using a regular putty knife, again no damage to the roof. Sat right on top of the camper to do this.
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A strip of butyl tape was applied to the flange, and the Dicor sealant was applied around the fan.
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You can see there is a good amount of sealant, and also note where the rib/belly band is located (mildew, magic eraser later!) in relation to the space.
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Of course we disconnected the battery before we began....so, once the wires were reconnected, we connected the battery and turned it on to see if it worked. The inside trim piece needed to be measured and a hack saw was used to cut the piece to the proper length.
Then we screwed everything in place.
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Here is the Maxx Fan in the open position. Note the slight curve of the cover, which allowed the cover to close completely over the belly band.
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Here is the fan in the closed position. The whole project took about 3 hours.
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And, finally! Here is a view from inside, showing that the fan location is in the middle of the roof.
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really, really nice and thanks for the great photo documentation. That will be helpful to others.
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Very nice, Letitia! Thanks for sharing photos and commentary to go along with each. Now that you're a pro at this, I wish you were closer and hired out! Dale
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And, finally! Here is a view from inside, showing that the fan location is in the middle of the roof.
I also installed the maxxfan on my eggcamper. I placed mine over to one side, close to the middle seam, but not on it. It does a very good job. I leave mine partially open at all times to allow for ventilation and there are no issues with rain. I do lower it all the way of course when traveling.
It is nice to sleep under. I use it much more than I do the a/c.
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You don't have to lower it for traveling. It has a lock to hold it open or closed or midway. It won't be bouncing up and down over the bumps.
If you pull down ( doing this from memory ), if you pull down on the knob that is used to open and close it, it locks. Push the knob up and you can turn the knob to open or close.
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Hello Weldon,
It's great to hear that you are enjoying your fan....lucky for you that you did not have to worry about the fit over the middle seam. It seems that (from looking at photos), Eggcampers had the factory installed fan placed in various locations....near the shower, over the bed, on the side of the seam, or right in the middle. Ours happened to be right in the middle, and of course we did not want to cut a new hole! So we were lucky that it fit....hope if anyone else decides to take the plunge, he or she will have the same experience that we did.

Looking forward to some cooler weather when we won't need the AC and we can give this thing a whirl!
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