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Old 09-15-2014, 02:48 PM   #29
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Name: Russ
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I like the fan to be over the bed. It is the most effective there, and you can access the controls without getting out of bed.
Our Scamp came with a Fantastic Fan which has worked flawlessly. On high speed there is significant wind noise, so we run it slower when sleeping.
We also added a Maxxfan canopy so we could leave the fan hatch open in all weather, and when under way. The Maxxfan cover is well designed to mount to the Fantastic Fan, and be quickly removed for cleaning by removing some pins. The grill has 3 sides (facets) that increase the total area which passes more CFMs of air. It is a very well thought out product.
I wouldn't worry too much about waterproofing, as most all trailers have these types of penetrations. If your roof is concaved and holds water, it may be preferable to install a glassed in curb to get above the waterline. Ponding water is hard on caulked joints.

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Old 09-15-2014, 03:27 PM   #30
Name: Darral
Trailer: 2010 13' Scamp
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We have a Fantastic fan AND A/C. For whoever is talking about camping in Alabama and only needing a fan to me could be a bit misleading-- in June; at least for non-southerners. Come down here and camp in July and August when the humidity is about 70-80% and more at night. I personally cant hardly breathe when it's that "stuffy" in a small trailer so it's a/c or none for me. (Been there done that)

With that said, IF you're going to go a Fantastic fan, I would go all out and get it with a thermostat! For the cool fall nights upcoming (in the south), it can start out fairly warm at bedtime then get very cool over in the morning. Having a thermostat would conveniently switch it off before it gets too uncomfortable and wakes you up. I run a small fan at night for "white" noise so with the fan switching on and off wouldnt bother me.

That's just my $.02 on the subject.

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