My fantastic fan is mounted pretty much right behind the front seats, in the center. It doesn't make any wind noise, but then again it's a different shape than the Maxair. As for effectively removing cooking odors, it's so powerful that despite not being directly over the stove, it easily pulls steam and odors out. I also have one opening window in a rear door, and when open with the fan on high, there is quite a breeze across the bed. No matter the location, these fans move a lot of air and can change 100% of the air in the van very quickly. Best of luck............
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