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Old 04-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone, snow in Co. Come on Spring! After talking with RV techs today about Fantastic Fan installation will give it a couple months charging $400. So wanting to know two things; 1. Has anyone tried using a 12v endless breeze fan? Hope to hook up a Solar Panel before it gets really hot! 2. I have a 70amp marine battery is that an overkill will it cause any problems with wiring like overheating? On the other hand brakes good, axle good. Thanks ahead of time!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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I have had 6 fantastic fans and one MaxxAir, will not return to FF. The simple 3 speed one way is noisy, you have to purchase a reverse switch and then a thermostat and then install a resistor to slow it down, the MaxxAir included everything and it can be used in the rain, the FF can not, without, ready for this, another option, the rain sensor. Oh, you also need to purchase, ready, another option, the smoke lens top that let's in more light and if you want, there is, ready, another option, a double pane smoke lens for winter use. I must have 2-3 lenses and thermostats and control kits in my garage from all the modifications that had to be done. Get the MaxAir and there are none to be made.
All run off 12v and with the low speed, very little draw.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Jim, Wanna sell some of those Fantastic Fan parts?
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Thinking about it, I'll have to take inventory. I know I have 2 control boards of the basic and I think 2 replacement covers. I'll check tomorrow.
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We have the Constant Breeze fan. Bought it 7 years ago and have used it about 3 time since then. I would rather have the portable fan than put a hole in the roof. We've run it all night at least once while in Death Valley in April. Since the Scamp has very good ventilation it's not usually needed. We have a screen door. During those very few hot nights we've left the door open and screen closed. Fiberglass trailers are not much more secure than a a tent so leaving the door open isn't a problem.

There's been once or twice when we've cooked something with strong odors that a ceiling exhaust fan might have been nice. That was during cold weather and not wanting to open the door and windows wide open.

No A/C either.
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Hi Everyone, snow in Co. Come on Spring! After talking with RV techs today about Fantastic Fan installation will give it a couple months charging $400. So wanting to know two things; 1. Has anyone tried using a 12v endless breeze fan? Hope to hook up a Solar Panel before it gets really hot! 2. I have a 70amp marine battery is that an overkill will it cause any problems with wiring like overheating? On the other hand brakes good, axle good. Thanks ahead of time!

To answer your question about the 12v Endless Breeze; I bought one and found it to be too noisy; the motor had a high pitched whine, which was very dissapointing. So I returned it. I will be looking at 12v marine fans next as there are supposed to be some with a very low power draw.
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I have a Fantastic Fan and think it is great...Mine is not noisy and has a low draw on 12 volt. It was easy to install yourself and you can find good deals on them online or they are put on sale by the Company at least once a year. Mine has the 3 speeds and reverse and smoke lens bought on sale $200. from the local rv service people. Sorry you guys have had bad luck with them, am sure there are other good ones also.
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I'm not sure we're on the same page here ... isn't the Endless Breeze the portable 12v style with an adapter to run off shore power? In any case, that's the one I was talking about.
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I have a Fantastic Fan and think it is great...Mine is not noisy and has a low draw on 12 volt. It was easy to install yourself and you can find good deals on them online or they are put on sale by the Company at least once a year. Mine has the 3 speeds and reverse and smoke lens bought on sale $200. from the local rv service people. Sorry you guys have had bad luck with them, am sure there are other good ones also.
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I like my FanTastic Fan, 3-spd w/ reverse (in/out), translucent cover allows adequate illumination. I haven't felt (heard) the need to add the resistor and jumper for 6-spd operation. If the Maxxis has more features at a given price point, then it must be the obvious choice. My installer (me) works cheap so the price of the barebones FF was attractive to me.

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I'm not sure we're on the same page here ... isn't the Endless Breeze the portable 12v style with an adapter to run off shore power? In any case, that's the one I was talking about.
Mine doesn't have the an adapter, or least if it did it doesn't now. Endless Breeze is what the OP was asking about and what I responded about. Everybody seems to think he was asking about Fantastic Fan.
As far as noise any fan that moves air enough to do any good is going to make some noise. I haven't found it objectionable.
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Hi Everyone, snow in Co. Come on Spring! After talking with RV techs today about Fantastic Fan installation will give it a couple months charging $400. So wanting to know two things; 1. Has anyone tried using a 12v endless breeze fan? Hope to hook up a Solar Panel before it gets really hot! 2. I have a 70amp marine battery is that an overkill will it cause any problems with wiring like overheating? On the other hand brakes good, axle good. Thanks ahead of time!
One nice thing about the ff is that the mfg. Will replace any parts free of charge if there is any problems...I find it takes little power, not too noisy and have had them on a few of my trailers. Jim
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Hi Everyone, snow in Co. Come on Spring! After talking with RV techs today about Fantastic Fan installation will give it a couple months charging $400. So wanting to know two things; 1. Has anyone tried using a 12v endless breeze fan? Hope to hook up a Solar Panel before it gets really hot! 2. I have a 70amp marine battery is that an overkill will it cause any problems with wiring like overheating? On the other hand brakes good, axle good. Thanks ahead of time!
Anita, if its the $400 that's golding you back from a permanent instal for a fan, you should consider doing it yourself. I had no trouble installing one in my '77 Scamp, as many others on the forum have. I ordered a low profile from Vintage Trailer, got it in a couple of days, and it was a breeze to install (forgive the pun). There's lots of info on this forum. I installed it in one day--probably took me 3 hrs because I'm slow. I purchased FF, but as you can tell others here are crazy about the other brand. I'm sure they're both about the same level of difficulty to install. It was a great feeling of accomplishment too.
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I have a Fantastic Fan and think it is great...Mine is not noisy and has a low draw on 12 volt. It was easy to install yourself and you can find good deals on them online or they are put on sale by the Company at least once a year. Mine has the 3 speeds and reverse and smoke lens bought on sale $200. from the local rv service people. Sorry you guys have had bad luck with them, am sure there are other good ones also.
I have the basic Fantastic Fan and it works well. You can buy the more updated ones with more features rather than adding them but the basic one does the job well for me & and dont find it to loud. Paid about $170 for it at a Camping World sale and installed it myself. Pretty simple to do. If I was to buy another I would though buy the one that has the rain sensor though.
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