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Old 12-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #11
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This looks great, especially being able to use it during rain.I printed a picture of it and held it against the roof line of my aframe and it looks like the opening would still be in a somewhat downward angle when mounted facing the rear. Along with the louvers on the opening a light rain may be ok. Not sure what the roof thickness is though, 1 1/8 is required minimum.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:01 PM   #12
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Not sure what the roof thickness is though, 1 1/8 is required minimum.
I wasn't sure on that either and pointed it out to my dealer in my first email. Since that didn't generate a "it won't work response" from them I'm assuming the roof thickness is okay. My roofs reinforcing edging is 1.5" thick so it will be close. Per MaxxAir if necessary it is acceptable to "build up" the roof for the installation.

I'm looking forward to finding out if it will work....
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:27 PM   #13
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Update: The MaxxAir won't work... After going through the install process with the techs at my dealership it became apparent the chances are too high that when towing in a heavy rain water will make it over the fan lip in to the trailer. The MaxxAir design is made for a sloped roof application with a good run off...unlike our flat roofs!

Oh well, back to the drawing board. I'm checking out another promising lead and will update this thread when I have some additional info....
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:08 AM   #14
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How about this option: install a Fantastic Fan with the features you want and then add a removable vent cover when the roof is closed. The cover could be installed like a traditional vent cover on a flat roof TT. This would prevent any rain from entering while on the road, and then it could be removed before lifting the roof. Might just require a couple of quick release pins.
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:30 PM   #15
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Okay, I've begun Round Three is this upgrade debacle! I did what no self respecting guy would admit to doing and called Fan-Tastic Tech Support. I was transferred to Jerry, who is the A-Frame expert, and he knew all about the clearance issues from dealing with A-liners and Chalets. He explained which kit I needed, the 7350 Fan PN 807357 "clamp design" and the other parts required.

Today I went by my dealer and had them call Jerry, who confirmed what was needed, and it was all ordered. When it comes in I'll take my trailer over to Peco and hopefully come out with a Model 7350 upgrade. I'll post an update here, with pictures, after the installation. They say the third time is the charm...I hope sure so!
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After three tries it has become apparent there is not a good way to upgrade the OEM ceiling fan. My dealer, Peco Campers, called Jerry at Fan-Tastic and ordered what he recommended. When it arrived I took my trailer in and thought I was on my way to a upgraded fan. Nope, the spacers and risers that Fan-Tastic recommended would be a leak waiting to happen the first time any water hit the roof. The spacers sent required stacking and they are just thin plastic that would not even line up together due to the plastic warping.

Fortunately the Service Manager at Peco realized this was not a good plan so he called and advised me not to proceed. After looking at the spacers I'm glad that he stopped the work and called or I would have had a real mess. So for now I'm going to stop trying to replace the ceiling fan. Maybe after a couple more years of production there will be enough FR A-Frames sold to justify a vendor tooling up a kit that will reliably work.

I advise anyone considering upgrading their ceiling fan to be very careful...and let us all know if it works!
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