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Old 10-06-2013, 02:41 PM   #29
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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
Thanks Dale! But I only took the photos, husband did all the work!!

I think the next thing on his list is to add a "porch" light. Then change out lighting for LED. Then upgrade AC....LOL that's a long list 🙀
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Greetings Letitia,
We have two MaxxFann 5100K fans in use on our rigs. One on the Parkliner and one on our Van Conversion. I have measured the amperage draw at the various settings and thought i'd share them as an FYI for you and any interested Eggsters. We really appreciate the range of settings (as other owners have also noted).

Starting at the lowest setting i will label as "1" and stepping up in speed to "10" i recorded the following on the installed Xantrex volt/amp meter:
Readings in amps per hour:

1=0.3
2=0.5
3=0.7
4=1.0
5=1.3
6=1.7
7=2.3
8=2.8
9=3.4
10=4.6

We mostly keep ours preset at 3 and during this past season have typically run the fan only mid afternoon for ~20 to 30 minutes after returning from river-time to take any heat out of the PL. Then maybe ~10 or so minutes in the van before we head in for a night's rest. Life in the PNW doesn't see much use out of the fan for our style, though we are happy we've got them installed just in case the heat does show up in camp. And since we dry camp for ~a week at a time between charges i know exactly how long i can run the various appliances with our battery bank. Thus my desire to record amperage draw as noted above.

We love our MaxxFans! & will always request them over the _other_ popular fan out there.

Our MaxxFann couple : )


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Thank you very much Thom! That is really useful, as we plan to do a bit of boon docking when the heat & humidity subside. I'll copy your information and keep it in our camper manual.
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Hi Letitia - Are y'all still happy with your MaxxFan and the way it fit over that center seam rib? Any new suggestions or cautions? I'm tempted to go for it and hope it goes as smoothly for us as it did for you guys.

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Hi Dale,

Yes, we are still very happy that we changed the old "fan" for the MaxxFan....we have used it a few times, but really still need to use the AC down here in South Florida. We had it in the "ceiling fan" mode during our last camp out and it seemed to move the cool air from the AC so that was good. As soon as the weather gets a little less hot and humid we plan to boondock in the Everglades so the MaxxFan will be put to use for sure.

If you decide to install one yourself, I hope it goes in as easily as ours did. Don't see why it wouldn't.... Let us know!
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Hi Letitia, we are about to install a Maxxfan in our EggCamper. How did you move around and work on the roof? Is it strong enough to just sit up there? thanks for any info...Lisa Fingerlakes
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Hi Lisa,
My 200# husband sat on the roof with no problem. We really like the fan....good luck with the installation!
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Thanks Letitia, that info gives us more confidence about the strength of the roof. Looking forward to the new fan!
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Hi All,
We also successfully installed a Maxxfan in our EggCamper, BUT we did have to trim away almost 3/8 inch of the rib edge with a sawzall to get it to close all the way. Lots of fiberglass dust. If you have to do this( I think they may be all a little different)be sure to cover the entrance to the fan before cutting and making all the dust! We took out the little screws that hold the ends of the seam cover and removed it except just where it was caulked in at the fan end, we bent that back to get the cutting done and then reinstalled the seam cover. All seems to be well, we love the fan and it doesn't seem to have caused harm to the camper roof. I admit I was pretty nervous to be cutting into my beloved EggCamper!
One other note is that in a heavy wind driven downpour a little rain did manage to get in through the vent but in most rain situations it has been fine.
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Hi Letitia,

I was thinking about updating with the maxx fan deluxe and I very much appreciate your thread on it. What I have not been able to find is if it is VERY effective. I intend to do a lot of boondocking and I wonder if the fan works effectively to get the egg to the desired setting on the control. Will it cool to the thermostat setting is my question?
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Hello,
Today, we replaced the factory-installed "fan" placed in the middle of the roof where the belly band is located on our 2011 Eggcamper. We bought a 5100k Maxx Fan because we liked the feature of being able to leave it open in the rain.
Our main worry was whether or not it would close completely over the belly band (necessary when we use AC).

Since a few members on the forum expressed interest in the installation of the Maxx Fan, I took photos
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We have never actually used our fan that way...with the thermostat. We have turned it on when arriving at a campsite to start cooling things off before turning on the AC, or just run it a little while if the weather is cool enough to not need AC. We do like the fan, and it is a great improvement over the factory installed Fantastic Fan. We had a small problem recently, and the customer service was beyond 100% great.
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Another benefit for us that has not been mentioned is to create "white" noise. Seems like a lot of campgrounds are right next to a busy highway, or worse still, between a highway and freight train tracks!!
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