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Old 06-06-2016, 11:09 AM   #21
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Where did you purchase the fan? I am looking for the fantastic fan with remote too! Replace vent with hail damage. I'll try it myself as you made it look easy.

Bought mine on Amazon. $235.


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Old 06-07-2016, 09:18 PM   #22
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Bought mine on Amazon. $235.


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Saw numerous ones on Amazon. I wanted the one with the black remote and Thermostat, Rain Sensor, Digital Remote. Fan-tastic Vent Model 7350 (807350) $240.
I am not sure what the differences are. I hope I got the right one!

Amazon.com: Fan-tastic Vent Model 7350 (807350) Thermostat, Rain Sensor, Digital Remote: Automotive
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:28 PM   #23
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Saw numerous ones on Amazon. I wanted the one with the black remote and Thermostat, Rain Sensor, Digital Remote. Fan-tastic Vent Model 7350 (807350) $240.
I am not sure what the differences are. I hope I got the right one!

Amazon.com: Fan-tastic Vent Model 7350 (807350) Thermostat, Rain Sensor, Digital Remote: Automotive

Yep same one I just installed.


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Old 06-07-2016, 09:48 PM   #24
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Yep same one I just installed.


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Did you need to purchase the putty tape and sealant?
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:02 PM   #25
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Yes I bought 30' of tape and used 4+. LOL.

I had part of a tube but bought 4 tubes of self leveling Dicor just to make sure. Ended up using1 1/2 tubes and probably over did it too. So now I have 3 unopened tubes.

My fan came with the screws needed.

Here is the tape I bought.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FH...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And the Dicor.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B018I...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Last night I ordered a vent cover too.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007H..._st_dp_summary



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Old 06-07-2016, 11:33 PM   #26
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Here's what you'll find when you take the trim off. Just starting to install my fan.


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Thinking of doing this. What is that in this picture?? It looks like a 120V AC line. In post #17, it looks like 12V wiring in the wall, not the same at all. Post #19 suggests it's an AC line that actually provides DC power. (what?)

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Old 06-07-2016, 11:48 PM   #27
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Thinking of doing this. What is that in this picture?? It looks like a 120V AC line. In post #17, it looks like 12V wiring in the wall, not the same at all. Post #19 suggests it's an AC line that actually provides DC power. (what?)

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It was 12v line. As noted In post 19 it kinda looked like lamp cord but is was just stranded copper wire. You can see it on my picture if you look close. Same line ran on over to nearby bath fan. I just snipped the loop and used a wire nut to connect the now three wires. Fan came with crimp connectors but it wasn't large enough for 3 wires. Had to shove the wire nuts into the hole to make it fit.
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Bedroom vent wired for fan?

Looks like they have improved the pre-wiring at least on some models. Here is the rear vent wiring on our 2016 Forester 2401R MBS:

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I have also ordered the FantasticVent fan model 7350 (807350) from their distributor after discussing by phone. Pretty much the same price as they have on Amazon, $245 with free shipping. Boat & RV Accessories 866-204-7049. The mfgr does not sell to retail buyers.

The 7350 has the variable speeds (13), automatic thermostat control, remote, power hood opener and closer, rain sensor, and reversable air flow!

Do I need the putty tape for under the edge AND the Dicor?




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Hey Wandering, I don't know if it matters, but I was concerned that wire nuts might eventually jiggle loose so I went and picked up some larger crimps. Maybe I am just over thinking.
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