Max Air 2 anybody have one? - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Name: Aaron
Trailer: 2002 Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe
Michigan
Posts: 161
Max Air 2 anybody have one?

Looking at adding a Max air 2 vent cover on my fantastic fan. Anybody have one? Pictures? Thanks
__________________

__________________
iplumb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
Fantastic Fan does not recommend using a vent cover on their product.
__________________

__________________
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,145
Yeah, well, just don't tell them you did it.

When I got my trailer I knew I wanted a vent fan. I went with the Maxx Fan that has the fan above the trailer in the cover, figuring that way it would move air more freely than one that had to blow against a cover above it. Then i put a Maxx cover over the other (fanless) vent so air could come in while the other one sucked out. Works good.

Aaron, the cover could reduce airflow some. But I don't think it will hurt the FF, unless maybe if you ran it on high a lot. JMO.
__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 11:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Aaron
Trailer: 2002 Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe
Michigan
Posts: 161
We are on the same page Mike. Thanks!
__________________
iplumb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 07:13 AM   #5
Member
 
Name: Dennis & Linda
Trailer: Leocraft 17ft fiberglass rv by Monarch Industries
Ontario
Posts: 64
Registry
Just thought I would add my 2 cents worth regarding the fantastic fan cover. Last summer 2010 we added a fantastic fan to our 17 ft Leocraft. We found that we needed a cover when it rained. A local rv dealer here in Kitchener happened to have a cover that is actually recommended by the fantastic fan manufacturer. It has twice the vent openings allowing more than enough air flow both in and out. We find no slowing in fan speed whatsoever with it so we are very pleased with it. We now can leave it open all the time with no concerns re water entering the vent. When we store' Stubby', we leave it open slightly along with our standard max air vent cover on the corner bathroom vent. This allows air movement throughout the entire cabin. I should mention that we also put a cover over the trailer during winter. there still is ample air movement under the cover. This has been working very well for us. Hope this may help you. Dennis Schultz
__________________
Dennis Schultz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 07:29 AM   #6
Member
 
Name: Dennis & Linda
Trailer: Leocraft 17ft fiberglass rv by Monarch Industries
Ontario
Posts: 64
Registry
On second thought, It may have been Max Air that recommended the vent to use with power vents. In any case it works great.
__________________
Dennis Schultz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
Member
 
Name: Karen
Trailer: Casita 17 LD
Texas
Posts: 76
I have a Maxx Aire II on my FF in my 13 Casita. I didn't notice much loss of airflow and whatever trade off there is, is totally worth it for me to be able to use it in the rain.

Karen
Attached Thumbnails
#13.jpg  
__________________
Karen M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 10:05 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
now that is a nice looking Egg cover, fans and all....
__________________
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 10:34 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,051
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by iplumb View Post
Looking at adding a Max air 2 vent cover on my fantastic fan. Anybody have one? Pictures? Thanks
I have this MaxxAir, works well, no restriction and no rain....
Attached Thumbnails
Oregon trip 004.jpg  
__________________
floyd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: LKG907
Trailer: Casita 17'SD
Washington
Posts: 145
17' sd

2002 17' sd
Attached Thumbnails
MaxAir II.JPG  
__________________
LK Gray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 12:02 PM   #11
Member
 
Name: Owen
Trailer: 1980 Dolphin 14 ft
Alberta
Posts: 99
Registry
We now have the Max Aire vents installed on our trailer, and have contacted Mac Aire prior to using it over the Fantastic fan. They cautioned that there would be more air turbulance noise, but that there would be no functional problems. We now see that they make a special cover for the Fantastic Fans. We love it.
__________________
When you retire, everyday becomes Saturday!
Owen & Rosemary
Formerly - 14'Dolphin, Looking for another!
Owen Lindsay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 08:01 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2008 Oliver Legacy Elite
Florida
Posts: 878
Registry
We installed the MaxxAir II, touted to have the most ventilation space, etc., plus hinged access last year, designed specifically to go over the Fantasic Fan.
Personally, I don't like it very much on dry days. My husband disagrees, perhaps because my hearing is better than his, and I don't sleep as soundly, and I sleep next to the hull, whereas, he sleeps closer to the fan.
With the new hood, I have to run the fan at least one to two steps higher than the previously very low setting. The hood does cut airflow; don't let anyone kid you.
What once was an almost imperceptible white noise of the fan is now a steady low "whine" that annoys me. I don't think my husband hears sounds in that range as well as I do, but he admits that it's not as quiet as it once was.
I've taken to setting up another small fan on the table or counter (the FanTastic 12 volt) on still, hot nights. It's just as quiet as the original, sans hood, and at least circulates the air better from the window...
On rainy nights, our votes are both two thumbs up. Before, we had to live with an inch or two of a cracked vent, and fan on low. Now, we can leave it wide open, and get better air flow.
If we camped in an area of only occasional rainfall (like the desert), I wouldn't install one. Living in Florida, and camping in many states, we'll live with it.
Sherry
Note: Since we rarely camp with electrical hookups, the fan (and air from windows/vents) is our major source of "air conditioning."
__________________
SherryNPaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 09:06 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,051
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by SherryNPaul View Post
We installed the MaxxAir II, touted to have the most ventilation space, etc., plus hinged access last year, designed specifically to go over the Fantasic Fan.
Personally, I don't like it very much on dry days. My husband disagrees, perhaps because my hearing is better than his, and I don't sleep as soundly, and I sleep next to the hull, whereas, he sleeps closer to the fan.
With the new hood, I have to run the fan at least one to two steps higher than the previously very low setting. The hood does cut airflow; don't let anyone kid you.
What once was an almost imperceptible white noise of the fan is now a steady low "whine" that annoys me. I don't think my husband hears sounds in that range as well as I do, but he admits that it's not as quiet as it once was.
I've taken to setting up another small fan on the table or counter (the FanTastic 12 volt) on still, hot nights. It's just as quiet as the original, sans hood, and at least circulates the air better from the window...
On rainy nights, our votes are both two thumbs up. Before, we had to live with an inch or two of a cracked vent, and fan on low. Now, we can leave it wide open, and get better air flow.
If we camped in an area of only occasional rainfall (like the desert), I wouldn't install one. Living in Florida, and camping in many states, we'll live with it.
Sherry
Note: Since we rarely camp with electrical hookups, the fan (and air from windows/vents) is our major source of "air conditioning."
I don't recall whether mine is the 850, 950, or some other number but it is a substancially different design which allows about the same flow resistance as no cover.
It is a bit larger and more noticeable, but the air exits at a downward angle through a screened opening which is lager than the fan opening by some margin.
__________________
floyd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2011, 07:22 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2008 Oliver Legacy Elite
Florida
Posts: 878
Registry
This is the model we installed: Fan/Mate | Latest Fan mate, 850 (white). The 950 is the same, in black.
It has a very high clearance, so the vent cover can open completely. However, it does (most definitely) change the amount of air flow we receive after installation.
I don't think I used the right model # in the first post. However, the one we bought is supposed to offer the most airflow.
Sherry
__________________

__________________
SherryNPaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Max Pro vs 3M Restorer. Don Dunsmore Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 30 07-11-2012 04:26 PM
red pro max BAMA & Pachyderm Posse Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 6 12-25-2011 11:37 AM
Help, so-o-o confused, which Red Max? Jo R. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 11-17-2011 09:30 AM
Poliglow vs Red Max Pro Lawrence W Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 1 02-06-2011 10:04 PM
Max trailer weight Doug Mager Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 16 11-15-2007 05:55 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.