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Old 11-18-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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Best Vent Cover for Fantistic Fans

I would like to install vent covers over two fantastic fans. I have checked the RVW website and there are two products recommended for use over powered fans. The
Fan/Mate Vent Rain Cover - Model 850 - $90 +$18 shipping

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Aero-Flo Roof Vent - $25

Any opinions as to the difference and is the first one somehow better? I had one of the standard ones on my last TT and it allowed me to keep the vents open 24/7 year round.

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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I installed a MaxxAir II and it seems to work just fine even on the highest speed.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:11 AM   #3
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I have the Aero-Flo on my two and am happy with them
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I installed a MaxxAir II and it seems to work just fine even on the highest speed.
I have the same setup... Works great! (and cheap!)

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I had a Maxxair cover on a previous camper that was a lot more streamlined and about twice as expensive as the Maxxair II shown in some photos here. I can't remember the model number on it. I had the impression at the time that the Maxxair II was not designed for the high-speed, powerful fans, but if the guys on here say it works fine, then that's the one I would get rather than the more expensive model.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:01 PM   #6
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I usually run my fan on low anyway. Even on low the Fantastic Fans are...well...fantastic.
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I figured as much. The more expensive unit may provide better flow but the only time we run the fan on high is when we don't have shore power to run the AC.

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I had a Maxxair cover on a previous camper that was a lot more streamlined and about twice as expensive as the Maxxair II shown in some photos here. I can't remember the model number on it. I had the impression at the time that the Maxxair II was not designed for the high-speed, powerful fans, but if the guys on here say it works fine, then that's the one I would get rather than the more expensive model.
The air flow is so free that it will pull my bathroom door shut if it is open an inch or two (with some windows open). You can actually open it and clean it from the outside... I think I will replace my maxxair I's on my roof vents - maxxair II's also look better!

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You can actually open it and clean it from the outside...
Yes, there are two clips that you can pull out without tools to open the MaxxAir II. I have a regular MaxxAir on my front vent (no fan) that was installed by the dealer before I bought the unit and to open that one I need to remove 4 nuts. I like the hinged version better.
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Bad Luck with Fender Skirts!

Very new to the camping world, we purchased our first in July of 2009 a Flagstaff Superlite 26RLSS. Camped lots all summer and then again this summer. Purchased during the bad economy times and got new one but been on lot for 2 years. On road to our last camping for this year a tire blew out and we didn't hear or feel a thing. Someone drove up beside us to tell us. Changed with help of passer-byer to spare. Driving on the blown tire caused the pieces of tire to flap and crack the wheel pan under the the camper and the fender skirt piece as well as damaged the hose to heater vent. . After 1795.93 dollars later, we were on road home with camper to park for the winter. Another tire blew, this time we HEARD the POW and stopped quickly, but this was on the other side and it still cracked and broke off the fender skirt? How can we find just one and replace this again without a HUGE bill. looks simple to screw on but where would we find one? Thanks for any and all advice for two old seniors who have fallen inlove with camping. Jan
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