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Old 09-02-2011, 12:08 PM   #11
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My own experience is that the vent cover is less tight on the corner opposite the interior crank knob. That's where I would be worried about leaking.
That condition would seem to exist however it was mounted - wouldn't it?

yes, by all means, but if it's flat, the rain has less of a chance than if it's streaming down sideways. it's a gravity thing.

listen, I think you should do it, by all means. I'm curious to know how it works. I was just giving you my experience and my opinion, which is worth very little.

I'd love to see a report on how it goes. truly, best of luck with it.

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Old 09-02-2011, 03:00 PM   #12
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I was just giving you my experience and my opinion, which is worth very little.
That's what I'm interested in - ideas, opinions and experience - would rather spend some time here figuring things and do the job hopefully only one time and have it work right the first time.

I'm just starting on my conversion so it will be awhile before I actually get to the fan installing stage - but I will resurrect this post and report on it then.

If anybody has done a vertical Fantastic Fan install and lived with it awhile - I'd love to hear how it worked out for you.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #13
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Re: Fantastic Fan VERTICAL mount?

I'd say if you're going to, do the rear window. For one it's easily replaceable if it doesn't work, "B" (as they say) you're less likely to have driving water entry than on a side.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:54 PM   #14
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Installing a basic Fantastic fan in a van rear window

Anything new on this? (I.e. fan in rear window install). Am considering the same thing: installing my Fantastic fan on my back door (of a Ď16 GMC Savana); easier to access/install, more room for solar on the roof, stealthier... I canít see a down side. But has anyone here done it?
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I have not but thought hard about it. I don't remember what it was on but I'm pretty sure it was a cargo van rear door. As Jage said above, probably a much better idea on the rear than the side.

Anyway, first, I recommend a Maxxair fan over a Fantastic Vent fan but it may be more obtrusive if put on a rear door. They have the cover, bad for a low profile install but worth it because you can leave it open in the rain. I have no idea how this would work on a vertical mount.......

.....However, I called up customer service for Maxxair when I was considering it and asked them. They said "We haven't tested it". That's all they would say. I picked and probed and they definitely did not want to assume any liability. Typical...

So there you go. I think it will work fine. I have another project I'm considering doing this on.
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Iíve seen a few pics of GTRV vans mounting the fan on the rear door. Maybe hit up one of their forums to see if anyone has feedback?
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