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Old 09-24-2015, 09:43 AM   #1
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Fan-tastic Ultrabreeze Vent Cover?

Does anyone have a Fan-tastic Ultrabreeze Vent Cover and do you like it? Was it east to install? Is there a better alternative?
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:03 AM   #2
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:40 AM   #3
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Our "W" is at the dealer right now having a Fan-Tastic Fan 7350 upgrade kit installed in the front living area replacing the cheap 1200 Series FR installed as an expensive option. And a complete 7350 is being installed in the rear over the bed. Both will have black Ultra-Breeze Covers with the new snap in bug screens installed as well.

I went with Fan-Tastic over MaxxAir mainly due to the ease of upgrading the front fan and my previous experience with Fan-Tastic. On You-Tube there are several videos on Fan-Tastic including a "How-To" on the install.

This one shows the airflow comparison:


This one the installation:

I like MaxxAir as well and will probably use one of their units when I replace the shower fan. With two 7350's, with one set to intake and the other exhaust, I should be able to create a small wind tunnel in our motor home. That might help when I'm cooking!

If you are considering a fan upgrade as well as a cover read this thread before you start. The fans in a A-Frame are a real pain to change out.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:44 AM   #4
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:15 AM   #5
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I have (and have installed by myself) both. I like the Fantastic Fan cover because the overhang is longer so its likely more resistant to rain driving from the backside. However, they are more expensive than the Maxx Air II and not as easy to install, although the time is about the same.

With the Maxx Air, you drill through the vertical part of the metal flange and bolt the bracket on. With the Fantastic Fan cover you have to use a utility knife to remove and notch out the Dicor that is likely gooped over four corner screws attaching the flange to the roof, then you put the bracket under the screw and reseal with some Dicor that you also had to buy.
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I have installed both; the Maxxair over the manual vent and a fantastic cover over the fantastic vent fan.

However, not all fantastic vents fans are installed with screws, they are clamp style. (Probably used on popup more than other applications.) With the clamp style, you need to drill four holes into the roof. And the instructions are not included with the unit.

To get instructions, email fantastic vent and they will email you a PDF file in just a few minutes. Those additional instructions give exact measurements for where the holes are needed to be drilled.

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I have installed both; the Maxxair over the manual vent and a fantastic cover over the fantastic vent fan.

However, not all fantastic vents fans are installed with screws, they are clamp style. (Probably used on popup more than other applications.) With the clamp style, you need to drill four holes into the roof. And the instructions are not included with the unit.

To get instructions, email fantastic vent and they will email you a PDF file in just a few minutes. Those additional instructions give exact measurements for where the holes are needed to be drilled.

Btw my pictures show the "newest" version of the maxx air.
Doesn't even appear to be on there web page yet.
I'll keep looking.

Here it is.
http://www.maxxair.com/products/fan_mate.php

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I liked the Fantastic fans in my Shamrock, so I ordered another Fantastic fan and vent cover and installed it in my van, so I don't have to use AC as much while towing. Installation was pretty straight forward. Came with everything including a seal gasket.
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However, not all fantastic vents fans are installed with screws, they are clamp style. (Probably used on popup more than other applications.) With the clamp style, you need to drill four holes into the roof. And the instructions are not included with the unit.
There must be two type then or perhaps if you were installing the Fantastic Fan cover over a non-Fantastic Fan vent.

If installing on an actual Fantastic Fan vent, the brackets line up with the screws at the front and back corners of the sides of the flange and no drilling is required. I know this for positive sure because even though I ordered the second fan in my 5er, there was only a cover on the one in the bathroom and I had to install the second one myself.
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I put the MaxxAir covers on the two bathroom vents in our unit, but I went with the Fantastic vent cover for the Fantastic fan in the living area. It offers the added air flow needed for the fan to work properly by allowing it to open correctly. All are black and all you see is a different shape, so they look really nice. Also, I bought them at Camping World and had them install them. I had installed them on our last RV but getting on the roof is not my forte currently. Besides, Camping World installed them for a whopping $16 each - let them climb up there for the $48 it cost me!
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