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bburrito 03-11-2009 12:13 AM

Ventilation
 
What do you guys do for ventilation when not using the pop-top? Some nights spent sleeping in stealth mode seem to get a little more moist than others. I have curtains covering my windows which I usually leaved cracked a little bit but it seems to not be enough. I have seen some electrical fans but would it be ok to cut a hole in the fiberglass penthouse top?

jage 03-11-2009 07:44 AM

Re: Ventilation
 
I have a fantastic fan in the cab center. Put in by the previous owner. I like it, but I don't know if I would be able to cut into the last 25" of roof on my van were it not already there.

That coupled with a venting rear window is theoretically a good vent system, but it's always either so hot I sit right under the fan or cold enough I turn it off. I never seem to camp in a good medium.

charlie56 03-11-2009 09:29 AM

Re: Ventilation
 
We use the SMB rear door screens and have a small 12v fan inside sitting on the counter. (The 6" turbine fan that SMB provides was way too noisy.) This fan works great. Available from boating stores.


daveb 03-12-2009 12:07 PM

Re: Ventilation
 
Fantastic portable fan. 3 amp draw on high and puts out a ton of flow. Expensive but worth it IMO.
https://www.rvvent.com/endless_breeze.htm

Ford_6L_E350 03-12-2009 08:23 PM

Re: Ventilation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daveb
Fantastic portable fan. 3 amp draw on high and puts out a ton of flow. Expensive but worth it IMO.
https://www.rvvent.com/endless_breeze.htm

Ditto. And it fits perfectly in my windows.

Mike

David_in_TX 03-12-2009 08:45 PM

Re: Ventilation
 
That's a Caframo fan. I have heard nothing but good things about their RV/Marine fans.
I have the Model 737 folding battery fan from them and I love it.
Check out the Sirocco Model 807.

https://www.caframo.com/

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie56
We use the SMB rear door screens and have a small 12v fan inside sitting on the counter. (The 6" turbine fan that SMB provides was way too noisy.) This fan works great. Available from boating stores.



BroncoHauler 03-12-2009 10:21 PM

Re: Ventilation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daveb
Fantastic portable fan. 3 amp draw on high and puts out a ton of flow. Expensive but worth it IMO.
https://www.rvvent.com/endless_breeze.htm

Do you put it in the front door windows? Any idea if it will work with the bug Skreenz?


Herb

daveb 03-14-2009 12:15 AM

Re: Ventilation
 
Herb, I usually hang it off the PH hooks with a bunji or drop the front PH window just enough to hold the fan against the bug screen (I sleep with my head toward the rear of the vehicle). Its a little noisy on high but that helps me sleep, like being by a stream or ocean beach. I don't know how tight those door window screens are but this fan really moves air. It fits OK in the lower passenger window.

Dave

jage 03-14-2009 07:41 AM

Re: Ventilation
 
If it's not much wider than the door frame the Skreenz should go over it. You'd have to find a way to secure it in the door window, which I don't think is truly vertical (meaning hanging it from the top of the door frame would mean the Skreenz would be supporting it).

Nomadcat 02-11-2010 11:11 PM

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

I am finally at the stage where I can get this going and I am wondering if anyone here has tried a Maxxfan: https://www.maxxair.com/maxxfan.html

I did not find anything when I searched.

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.

There is some stuff on the web comparing the two, but not much.

Just curious.

P


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