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Old 03-06-2012, 03:57 PM   #15
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I installed a maxx-fan, and the only reason was I didnt have to install a separate rain cover, seeing how with the Scamp cant keep windows open when it rains, had a lot of condensation.......with maxx-fan and a couple of maxx-window vent seems to have eliminated that problem
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #16
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I can't say enough about Fantastic company, they really stand behind their product. I had a camper that was in the 80's and the fantastic fan was dead. I called the company and they told me send the old one in and we will send you a brand new one. Can't beat that for customer service, great people.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #17
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I don't have a clue about the current draw but, The Fantastic fan is guaranteed for life so, if your having problems call them and let them know whats wrong and they will tell you how to fix it and send the parts to boot.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:09 AM   #18
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Re: Customer Service....

as Raz mentions - FF has reputable service on this forum and others, so I was nearly going to use one for that alone. however, I wanted the MaxxFan's ability to be open in the rain, so I went that route.

I'm not proud to say, I've had to use MaxxAir's customer service (a race against time to install, and didn't double check my connections when wiring. fried the control board. stupid x10!) Explained it to MaxxAir customer service when I called them the next a.m., got a knowing chuckle, and they expressed me another at no charge. SO, a plug for MA's customer service too!

Now back to the specs to help your decision making....
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #19
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Today I just installed my fantastic fan upgrade kit with reverse and new slower speeds. Works like a charm and love the in/out feature as one of mine is over the bed. If anyone is interested in the stock exhaust only with thermostat, I will be selling 2 of them and 2 clear insulated fantastic vent covers.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:51 PM   #20
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I have a problem with dust. What I think makes the Fastastic Fan... fantastic is the easily removable screen: FanTastic Vent - Product - Model 6600

Does the Max-Fan have the same feature?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:05 PM   #21
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I have a problem with dust. What I think makes the Fastastic Fan... fantastic is the easily removable screen: FanTastic Vent - Product - Model 6600

Does the Max-Fan have the same feature?
It does have an easily removable screen as well.

One thing I'll mention that I HATE about the Maxx Fan (and hopefully somebody can tell me I can change it?!) is the loud beeping noise it makes when changing speeds.... no biggie in the daytime, but it seems extra loud when you've finally got 3 kids to doze off to sleep and you re-wake them by the beeps. I just remind myself I like the "open in rain" feature, to keep from getting too annoyed
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #22
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My Maxx Fan doesn't beep. Must be a model difference.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #23
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My Maxx Fan doesn't beep. Must be a model difference.
No kidding? Or maybe there's actually a way to shut it off.... I have the MaxxFan Deluxe w/Remote MaxxFan Deluxe Remote Control | Latest Your model?
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:00 PM   #24
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I don't mean to hijack this post with MaxxFan's beeping woes, but I just found an answer to my question of whether it could be shut off. This forum post includes an email from MaxxAir itself.

MaxxFan Deluxe Loud BEEP! - Sprinter-Forum
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:41 AM   #25
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Still no reply to my follow-up questions from Fantastic.
The MaxxAir beeping noise will certainly be annoying. Choices, choices, choices...

I really like the MaxxAir rain cover, but then the Fantastic offers a fixed cover, and although it isn't integrated with the vent cover, it does allow leaving the vent open in the rain. A fixed cover might cut my gas mileage. On the other hand, the current draw on the highest speed looks to be 3.0 amps for the Fantastic vs. 4.0 amps for the MaxAir. Ten speed vs. 14 hmmm... but, how many speeds will I really use?

This may just come down to costs. They both look like good products with good service. Although I'm still put off by the MaxxAir beeper. If I have to access the PCB as suggested by MaxxAir support, I won't just tape it over, I'll disconnect it completely.

This is one of my spring/summer projects. Stay tuned.

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No kidding? Or maybe there's actually a way to shut it off.... I have the MaxxFan Deluxe w/Remote MaxxFan Deluxe Remote Control | Latest Your model?
Mine is the Turbo/Maxx with thermostat. It stays stationary, no raising or lowering, 3 speeds both directions. At the time I really wavered between this one and the one you chose... now I'm sorta glad I didn't buy that bleepin' fan.
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Look at this Northern Breeze Fan. Details at fiberglasstraveltrailersrv.com
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Look at this Northern Breeze Fan. Details at fiberglasstraveltrailersrv.com
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