Fantastic Fan Air Flow - Fiberglass RV
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-02-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
Trailer: 1970 Boler
Posts: 374
Called Fantastic Fan regarding the use of and:

Daytime: they suggested cracking one window on the shade side 3" and set the fan to blow outwards.

Night: Reversing the fan and having it blow cool air in.

I did some testing of my own with a thermometer as I really was not happy with the fan dropping the temperature. It took a few hours but got it set up the best for the 13 foot trailer...

In the heat of the day blowing inwards did little.

Reversing was also not very effective until I played with the windows.

For Best results and drop in temperature:

I found that the air flow was best and temperature dropped the most when the 2 side windows remained closed entirely. Then I cracked my door window open as much as I could (about 3-4"). The flow of air was drawn in through this window and out the fan creating the most movement of air. I believe this would also be effective using the window above the stove but I do not have one. You can actually hear the fan speed change by changing the pressure in the trailer with the windows opening and closing.

By using the door window instead of the side windows (by the table/bed) I was able to drop the temperature by an additional 3-4 degrees.

This was all done on setting "2"
Kurt in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
Brenda Novakovski's Avatar
Trailer: 1974 Boler 1300
Posts: 83
Thanks for this info Kurt,

I recently purchased one of these fans with the thermostat control and I have added your findings to the pages of info I keep.

With only our Bigfoot, Compact Junior, one Trillium and one Boler remaining in our fleet, my idea was to install it in the Boler as I think that egg is going to get the warmest.

Thanks again for posting this, it will save a lot of guess work when it comes to cooling the little guy down.

Brenda Novakovski
Saskatoon, SK
Brenda Novakovski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 09:36 PM   #3
Senior Member
Trailer: 1970 Boler
Posts: 374
no problem, went out camping with it this weekend and it worked great. I had it running over the course of 3 days and no problems with battery loss either.
Kurt in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton
I have my fantastical fan mounted towards the front of my Scamp 13', about even with the door.

When cooking, I set it blow out and open the small window I have over the range to suck out cooking mess. When I want to keep it cool at night, I close all the windows except the slider in back, which brings a good volume of cool outside air in and moves it across me (I have a raised bunk across the back at almost window level.

The only improvement I would likely make is to install some kind of remote switching to turn it off when I was ready to quit reading and go to sleep.
Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote

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
best technique for air flow with Maxx Air Fan with 13 footer lloyd cicetti General Chat 4 06-18-2010 05:04 PM
Shur Flow pump add on Christi V. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 3 01-23-2008 08:47 AM
Fantastic Fan Install - switch to change air flow? Kurt in BC Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 29 11-11-2007 05:58 PM
Over-Flow Campgrounds Nancy in Oregon Oregon Gatherings 0 05-15-2007 09:51 AM
Anyone heard of an Air-Flow Roger Smith Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 16 01-04-2007 07:15 PM

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

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.