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Old 02-12-2010, 12:15 AM   #11
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Re: Maxxfan vs Fantastic Vent

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I know this is an old thread, but I did not want to start a new for for this.

I am sold on the Fantastic Vent after reading many testimonials and great stuff about their customer service, but I also like some aspects of this Maxxfan and was looking for more feedback.
John of SMB West told me that putting a full size vent on the penthouse roof would void the lifetime warranty on the roof. I insisted as having a roof vent and still having the warranty as a condition for the sale. He came up with this little 6 inch fan/vent that works great. It doesn't look like much but it works almost as good as the big vents. I've attached a picture.

Check with SMB to see if they've have to do the install to keep the warranty intact.

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Old 02-12-2010, 07:29 AM   #12
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Re: Ventilation

Since I have a homebuilt, there is no warranty involved.

Do you know the brand on that?

Thanks much!

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Old 02-12-2010, 07:31 AM   #13
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Re: Ventilation

Actually, I think I found it!

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-v ... f-vent.htm

So is it reversible? And you never have to open or close the cover?

It looks like a good option.

Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:01 AM   #14
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Re: Ventilation

JC Whitney has a 6" fan that goes through the roof:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/EXHAUST_VENT_W ... 002331;0;0

I bought one and it looks ok. But I decided to stick with my Fantastic Vent standalone fan.

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Old 02-12-2010, 11:41 AM   #15
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Re: Ventilation

Paul at SMB-Tx told me in October that with the new roof molds (flat surface rather than ridges) they will now install a Fantastic Fan in a penthouse.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:51 PM   #16
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Re: Ventilation

So, I ended up ordering a Fantastic Vent, but with a low profile top, non-domed, and what the guy called a "flat motor."

I'm going to mount this in one of my rear windows. I'll custom fab it so that it looks good.

When I do, and it may be a few weeks, I'll post photos.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:26 AM   #17
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Re: Ventilation

Nomadcat:

Perhaps you have something like this

http://www.mybigadventure.com/index....anVentFan5.jpg

in mind?

I found this installation quite intriguing, but ended up having a fan installed in the roof (same low-profile fan you've purchased) when I had the electrical work done.

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:08 AM   #18
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Re: Ventilation

Thanks.

Yeah, I still don't like the way that looks and could end up going the roof route.

I almost wish I had gotten that 6" round fan. Anyway, we shall see.

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