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Old 10-14-2016, 03:12 PM   #11
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14"x14" is the universal hole size. They all fit in it, and I'm pretty sure the Fantastic vent is no higher than a Heng's or similar, if so only an inch or so. I would recommend the Maxxair but it is bigger. I'm currently trying to get comfortable with how it might look on my regular top van myself. Perhaps a roof rack will disguise it some.


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Old 10-14-2016, 08:12 PM   #12
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You keep mentioning "lower profile" do you have any dimension information? Fantastic Vent offers both flat or arched dome lids.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:02 AM   #13
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Get the flat lid fantastic fan. For reference, four wheel camper installs them on the roof so you can see how low they are.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:51 PM   #14
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Thanks for the pointer, I have been looking for something small for a while now. There's an AC in my 14x14 opening and I don't want to swap it for a fan every time I camp without power.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:55 PM   #15
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The shroud for the motor was a bout 2-3 in. high the the lid on top of that, stuck up close to 6 in.
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:42 PM   #16
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Good thread. Made me measure my fan, something I have wanted to do for a number of years. Have not looked at Fantastic Vents in 10+ years but pics of current ones indicate a more low profile motor. Do not know anything about lid. Well have to check one out at an RV store sometime.
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:54 PM   #17
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The newer Fantastic Fans/vents are about two inches higher than what Len measured. I have one of each on my roof. Not sure why they did this but they did.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:19 PM   #18
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Looks like the change in the Fantastic Vent height is another reason to go for a Maxxair. Only 9.3" raised and only 5" closed, which is only .5" higher than the older, lower profile Fantastic Vent.



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Old 10-16-2016, 05:59 PM   #19
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Short film on Fantastic Vent. He says 4.5" and 11.5" so I was close.

https://www.etrailer.com/tv-Demo-Fan...-FV801250.aspx

Found some pics. "high" and "low" let them shift the mechanism upward for more INTERIOR clearance to the black crank knob. Now I understand but have not seen any reference to this option in their catalog. So with ample head room like I have with the penthouse and no concern for inside head clearance "low" of my older design is good.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:21 PM   #20
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The last time I looked at the fantastic fan website they didn't show the flat lid vents/fans for some reason. I don't have my camper any more but I'd say it was less than 2" over the roof line when closed. Roughly equal to my solar panels mounted on Yakima rails.

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