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Old 10-03-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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Camco/ maxxair vent covers

Will a common camco or maxxair vent cover work with a power/automatic fan-tastic vent or will it damage the gearing in it? has anyone tried it with success?
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:52 PM   #2
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I just put a MaxxAir II vent cover over our power fan. We now leave the fan cover open all the time. No issues.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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The MaxxAir Fan/Mate is made for high volume fans like the Fantastic Fan. The MaxxAir II is not but some do use it. I installed the Fan/Mate on our Roo and it worked fine but the cover on the Fantastic Fan itself couldn't open completely with the Fan/Mate installed. It didn't affect the airflow though.

The standard MaxxAir is 9" high. The MaxxAir II is 9.5" high and the Fan/Mate is 10" high.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:05 PM   #4
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I just put a MaxxAir II vent cover over our power fan. We now leave the fan cover open all the time. No issues.
X2 Have them on both vent fans (including a fantastic fan) and we love them.

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Old 10-03-2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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We have vent covers on everything, with the exception of the shower skylight. Vent covers should IMO be mandatory on RVs, they keep the weather out even if you forget to close your vents, and most campers have done the forget thing. Another issue is hail, wind, and tree branches.. if you have vent covers you have the first /initial line of defense, without them.. you better have a roll of poly, duct tape, or a tarp.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:12 PM   #6
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I had a leak in my bathroom vent. When I tried to take the vent cover off (fantastic vent w. Fantastic vent cover), it had gotten stuck in the sealant around the vent. In the process of wrestling with it, I put a small tear in the roof, so I had to fix that as well. Got the leak fixed and decided to leave the cover off altogether. I am not impressed with how the vent and cover were installed and sealed. I suppose if I get ambitious, I could clean up the old sealant and do it better.

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Old 10-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #7
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Biggest advantage IMO of the vent covers is being able to leave the vents open to prevent condensation. We have a Camco cover on our non-powered vent and a Fan-tastic cover on our bathroom Fan-tastic fan. Both stay open all the time, even on the road and in winter storage (its also covered in the winter). Never had any issues with rain blowing in or condensation in the bunk ends. The bathroom fan runs on low speed most of the time while camping, and pulls a little air through the unpowered vent.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:44 AM   #8
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Maxaire Fanmate is what the dealer told me to use over the fan.
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Yes, the "Camco" air vent covers do fit over and allow the vent hatch to open wide enough for good flow. Easy to install.
I installed 3 covers on my rig and I also did the upgrade of adding a switch to include "reverse" flow.
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Slight theft of thread: Do those of you with vent covers leave the vents open or closed when you put on your trailer cover for the winter?
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