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Old 01-14-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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Maxx Air Fan or Fantastic Fan?

Fantastic Fans used to be used in the Forester and Sunseeker models. I now see in the Forester brochure under standard features and options that they show the Maxx Air fans being used. Are the Fantastic fans no longer available in the Forester? Also does anyone have any opinion on which is best? Pros and cons?

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I have both that I installed. Both are good.

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Ditto have factory installed fantastic up front and Maxx fan with remote in bedroom both have ultra breeze vent covers. Covers and Maxx fan were simple installs. Put smoked in bedroom to cut morning light
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Our 2016 Forester 2401R came with the FantasticFan vent in the living room. It's the model with multiple speed settings (from super fast to very slow and non-audible levels), automatic temperature control (i.e., thermostat!), rain sensor with automatic closer, and manual rain override switch. Really a nice piece of technology!
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:33 AM   #5
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Have had both over the years. Both work well in our experience. Currently have Fantastic Fans and they seem a smidge quieter but that is purely subjective. Both are good products.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:52 AM   #6
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Also does anyone have any opinion on which is best? Pros and cons?

I can't speak to the MaXX fan quality, but can speak to the quality and life time guarantee of the Fantastic Fan.

On a previous coach the lift motor failed while traveling. They overnighted a new (very easy to install) motor to me at my next destination.

Ten years later the fan motor died(we were full-timing and the fan was used daily). They sent me an entire complete unit. I only needed to cut a couple of wires, lift out the old and drop in the new.

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Old 01-16-2016, 01:33 PM   #7
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Fantastic is no longer a private company. Service and support have suffered.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:41 PM   #8
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Maxxair has a 10 speed motor, Fantastic is 3 speed.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:54 PM   #9
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Had a Maxx installed by the dealer.

Remote makes it easy for the height challenged one to turn it off/on.

With the cover closed the fan acts like a ceiling fan to move air around.

Good money well spent IMHO.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:18 PM   #10
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Big difference is that the fantastic fan is just a fan. Lid opens as normal. Rain sensor, no rain sensor...lid still opens up and to use in the rain most people use a "maxAir cover".

The MaxxAir fan...has the cover built in.

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