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Old 02-09-2016, 10:58 PM   #1
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How do you all feel about the performance of you fantastic fan in the kitchen? Mine doesn't really seem to move any air. Moves about as much air as the ceiling fan in the living room. Maybe there is something blocking ours. What are your experiences?
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:06 PM   #2
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We don't have a fan in our kitchen area other than the little vent-a-hood over the range. We just have a vent over by the couch and it isn't motorized
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:16 PM   #3
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We don't have a fan in our kitchen area other than the little vent-a-hood over the range. We just have a vent over by the couch and it isn't motorized
Interesting about the fan over the couch. Mind taking a picture?
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Will look to see if I have any pics that show it...it's just a vent with a crank opening which we put a topper on. If I can't find one, I'll take a pic next time we check it in storage...probably a week or so
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This is not my picture but it sort of shows it. It looks like a square light but it's really the vent. It just hand cranks open and closed, not motorized. Will take a better pic next time we are there.
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This is not my picture but it sort of shows it. It looks like a square light but it's really the vent. It just hand cranks open and closed, not motorized. Will take a better pic next time we are there.
Interesting. We don't have that in ours. I wonder if it is also braced and wired for an additional AC unit.
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This is not my picture but it sort of shows it. It looks like a square light but it's really the vent. It just hand cranks open and closed, not motorized. Will take a better pic next time we are there.
Now you have me questioning mine.. I have the same ceiling fan in the pic and it is completely worthless. On high, you stand under it and you do not feel an ounce of air blowing down on you. I think the fan is way to close to the ceiling so it can't pull air in to blow it down. I'm going to have to unzip my cover now and see if I have that vent or not..

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Never mind, I do have the same fan (just like in the bathroom).. you can barely see it at the top of this pic.

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Old 02-10-2016, 06:38 PM   #9
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We have one of the first 360s made apparently and they made improvements/mods on later models. Guess the fan is one of them as ours is just a vent, not a fan. Only other exhaust fan is in the bathroom and so far it's worked well. Have never used a fantastic fan so maybe I just don't know what I'm missing. LOL
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I have a Maxx Air in the kitchen/living room area, does a fine job moving air in or out and makes a real difference in air temperature.



Big thing with any vent or fan in you need to have a window/door open for flow.
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I don't have a 360, but a 390 with a really similar living/kitchen layout. Mine came with a Fantastic Fan w/ remote control directly over the stove.

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Old 02-11-2016, 12:52 AM   #12
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Mine works fine moving air out. Less moving air in. I think has to do with blade design
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How do you all feel about the performance of you fantastic fan in the kitchen? Mine doesn't really seem to move any air. Moves about as much air as the ceiling fan in the living room. Maybe there is something blocking ours. What are your experiences?
I have two of these fans and would have have any others (third coach with them) My kitchen fan runs a lot it is on a auto setting comes on when it is 85 degrees inside the coach and runs until it cools down, and it works "perfect" and i have one in the bath, and do not turn it on while on the toilet as tow things happen 1) you will dislike a lot, you will get all the odor from the toilet while on it, and then from the black tank when you flush, but 2) is it pulls so much air if you close the door it will suck so much air underneath the door that it is uncomfortable and make a mess also with all the towels getting messed up papers being blown around and more.

SO my question is "what are you really having an issue with?" it is the amount of air (check the speed setting) some noise issue (well fans make noise) or something else?
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:58 PM   #14
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B, when we use ours in above the kitchen, I can set it on the highest speed setting and feel literally no air move. We have the new Maxxair Mate Vent Covers on and assumed that they may have some type of blockage preventing the air from moving, but I'll have to check next time I'm ontop of the rig.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:50 PM   #15
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You need to have a window or door open to get movement of air

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You need to have a window or door open to get movement of air

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Already done. Anytime I run the fan I have either 1 or more larger windows open. Still very little if any airflow.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:42 PM   #17
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I can't feel it going out, but can blowing in. When blowing out, you can feel the air coming in an open window.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:58 PM   #18
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My issue was the vent cover I was using. After watching this video we changed vent covers and it works as expected now.
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:12 PM   #19
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Amazing what a vent cover can do! I have louvers over my sliding side windows. Can open the window 6 inches and keeps the rain out. You can feel the fans pulling the air in the vents.
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