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Old 12-03-2018, 04:21 PM   #1
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Roof Vent Fan


I need to replace the vent in the roof of my Boler. Iím wondering what type of roof vent fan to get.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:05 PM   #2
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Either a Fantastic Fan or a Maxx Fan would be great; lots of versions available and I've had both.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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This year I installed a MaxxFan Deluxe. I chose it primarily because it can stay open in the rain. Already have slept through night of downpours with the vent open, no problem!
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:13 AM   #4
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I replaced the Fantastic Fan in our Scamp with a MaxxFan, and very happy with it. Main points are it works in the rain and has 10 speeds ranging from very low to very high. The Fantastic Fan had only 3 speeds and the low one was higher than we wanted.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:10 AM   #5
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People seem to use only MaxxFan or Fantastic Fan. I have a basic FF and based on my reading I would choose a MaxxFan if I were to replace it. Which model depends on what features you want, but KISS is a good way to go IMHO (i.e no auto close or remote).

Also IMHO a rain cover is an absolute must. Either an add on one like I have for the FF or the built in one that MaxxFan has. Being able to ventilate the camper while its raining is wonderful.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:20 AM   #6
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I recently replaced a static vent in the bathroom of my trailer with a vent fan and equivocated between MaxxAir and Fantastic Vent products as well as about what kinds of features to include. Even though the MaxxAir sounds in many ways to be a better, stronger , and more fully featured unit, I installed a Fantastic Fan -- 3 speed exhaust only. I added a MaxxAir vent cover so that I can use have the vent open in the rain or when traveling.

Incidentally, I remember from quite a few years ago that FF said that you could drive 60+ mph with one of their vents open so long as it was in the full open position.

The reason I chose FF over MaxxAir for the fan is that I saw in a couple of posts that MaxxAir had been bought by a larger company and that it was hard to get information or parts for their products. FF, on the other hand always had great customer service. I do note, however, that they are now owned by Dometic so that may have changed.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:31 PM   #8
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Just realize that most of the vintage trailers had 9 x 9 vents, whereas the modern powered vents are made for 14 x 14 vents.
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