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Old 06-27-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed a rain cover over their fan vent.

Any problems installing it?

The Maxx Air vent attaches to the fan frame itself so there is no screwing into the roof.

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Old 06-28-2007, 08:08 AM   #2
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If you are referring to the Fantastic Fan, the manufacturer states that isn't a good idea. I quote: 'Never place a Maxxair style cover over, or filter on ceiling fan. Greatly restricted airflow & increased sound levels will occur'. I was thinking on something like that myself, but I won't do it now.

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Old 06-28-2007, 08:55 AM   #3
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If you are referring to the Fantastic Fan, the manufacturer states that isn't a good idea. I quote: 'Never place a Maxxair style cover over, or filter on ceiling fan. Greatly restricted airflow & increased sound levels will occur'. I was thinking on something like that myself, but I won't do it now.

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I have a MaxxAir Fan/Mate cover over the Fantastic Fan. It does not restrict the air flow or cause increased sound levels. I think that the manufacturer's reference is to a MaxxAir Roof Vent cover.

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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i installed low profile vent covers from camping world on all three vents.the manufacture state ok for fantastic fans. this is my 2nd tm i have installed on, no problems at all .they help with outside air when it is raining and cooking inside to remove cooking odors.
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I have a MaxxAir Fan/Mate cover over the Fantastic Fan. It does not restrict the air flow or cause increased sound levels. I think that the manufacturer's reference is to a MaxxAir Roof Vent cover.

Mike,

What is the difference?

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Old 07-02-2007, 01:56 PM   #6
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Mike,

Take a look at these item descriptions from Camping World. You can see the air flow restriction for the roof vent cover.

MaxxAir Fan/Mate Ceiling-Fan/Vent-Cover:
http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...r/skunum=13655

MaxxAir Roof Vent Cover:
http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...r/skunum=10939

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Old 07-02-2007, 04:15 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot Mike, I see the difference.. The manual must have been talking about the cheaper one...

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Old 07-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #8
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Has anyone installed a rain cover over their fan vent.

The Maxx Air vent attaches to the fan frame itself so there is no screwing into the roof.
Frank,
I no longer own a TM, but the current trailer had 3 roof/ceiling vents. The bathroom was the only one with a fan... the little cheap one. I replaced that with a Fantastic Fan, and added a Fantastic Fan to the kitchen. I did not put a fan over the bed. I did put Aero-Flo Roof Vent Covers over all 3 of them so we can keep the vents open, fans going when it rains.

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/p...er/prodID=4079

I chose the Aero-Flo because the vented side slants inward keeping the rain from coming or blowing in. As with Maxx Air, the vent cover attaches to the fan/vent frame, so there is no drilling into the roof.

As long as the vent on your TM is mounted on the front half, or far enough back to avoid the front cover, there is no reason you can't add a vent cover. You'll enjoy the added convenience.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:17 PM   #9
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Thanks all for the input.

Mine is on order.
I'll let you know how it goes.

We're off to The Tent Rocks this weekend.

God bless, Frank
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Greetings campers! I wanted to bring this older thread to the forefront and see if anyone has any new ideas. I would love to be able to add rain covers to the vents an fantastic fan in my TM. I seem to somehow pick rainy weekends for my camping adventures. Go figure. Anyway, as was noted in a similar thread regarding MaxxAir vent covers, the TM vents are not flush with the roof. They sit atop a built up area on the roof, making the installation a little trickey So....I would like to throw this out there again. Do any of you have rain covers over your vents/fan? If so, what brands did you use, and did you have to do any tweeks or mods to get a proper fit? Looking for successes as well as failures. Thanks in advance for your time.
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