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Old 08-05-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Maxxair II roof vents

I just bought a new 2012 Flagstaff 30 WTBS. I have a total of 4 openable vents in the roof. One of them has a fan since it is the bathroom.
I was curious if anyone has installed the new Maxxair II? This is just a vent cover, no fan. I was thinking of putting a couple of the black ones on to keep some of the sun out and so you can leave open and you will not drench the camper if it rains.
Anyone had experience with them? Looks like they are hinged and easy to put on and open up and clean.
Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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I installed a black one over the hatch in the bedroom and it does a great job of blocking the light. I also installed a white one in the bathroom over the Fantastic Fan. They have a large enough opening so the fan will work fine. They are easy to install and I like the hinged feature so you can clean them easily. I leave them open all the time with no worries of water entry.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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I installed a black one over the hatch in the bedroom and it does a great job of blocking the light. I also installed a white one in the bathroom over the Fantastic Fan. They have a large enough opening so the fan will work fine. They are easy to install and I like the hinged feature so you can clean them easily. I leave them open all the time with no worries of water entry.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:55 PM   #4
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We went with black ones for both the bathroom as well as the bedroom openings. We couldn't be happier.
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Did the maxxairII in the bath

I installed a MAXXAIRII in the bathroom, no problem with it working with the vent fan. Works great.
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I just bought a new 2012 Flagstaff 30 WTBS. I have a total of 4 openable vents in the roof. One of them has a fan since it is the bathroom.
I was curious if anyone has installed the new Maxxair II? This is just a vent cover, no fan. I was thinking of putting a couple of the black ones on to keep some of the sun out and so you can leave open and you will not drench the camper if it rains.
Anyone had experience with them? Looks like they are hinged and easy to put on and open up and clean.
Thanks!
Yes, i put one over the master bed in my 2004 Surveyor, or rather had the dealer install it last year. This year when I had my spring service at a different place, they told me it was "just barely hanging on"...it is nice to have the ventilation, but I dont like it all that much. I liked looking at the stars from my bed , and now I cant see the sky. Also it is impossible to clean out the stuff that gets trapped inside it....just my two cents worth
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:44 AM   #7
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Yes, i put one over the master bed in my 2004 Surveyor, or rather had the dealer install it last year. This year when I had my spring service at a different place, they told me it was "just barely hanging on"...it is nice to have the ventilation, but I dont like it all that much. I liked looking at the stars from my bed , and now I cant see the sky. Also it is impossible to clean out the stuff that gets trapped inside it....just my two cents worth
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:53 AM   #8
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Just curious why you wouldn't go with a fan/vent at least over the bed.
We installed the maxxair fan in the plain vent/skylite over our bed.
We occasionally dry camp and can use it for a nice breeze several days
on a single charge.
Laying in bed on a cool nite with the breeze blowing down on you much like
a ceiling fan at home is priceless!!

I agree the hinged type are great because they do tend to get grungy
and the hinges make cleaning underneath much easier.
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Why install it in bedroom-------

Why install the vent fan in the bedroom?? Maybe you are like my D/W, she has to hear the noise of the fan to sleep. All you have to do is open the vent over the bed, turn the fan on in the bath or another location, now you can feel the breeze as the air is being drawn down through the vent
in your bedroom with no noise of the fan running.

I found my 8285WS is so air tight in order for the vent fan to pull steam, moisture out while showering, we have to open a small window in the hallway in order for the vent to work properly. When we were first looking
at the 8285WS, I could not figure out why such a small funky window was installed just outside the bath across the hall. I even made a comment to the delivery people during the walk through, why such time and effort was made to install such a small window in the wall in the hall so high up.
Now, Big Dummy me knows why that "FUNKY" window was installed.

I do the same thing when we are using the stove in the kitchen, open the window slightly in the kitchen, turn the vent fan on in the stove vent hood.

If you are using the oven, place your hand at the back of the top of the stove. Feel the heat escaping from the oven chimney that is built into the back of the oven, by opening the window just behind the stove you create a fresh air path for the vent hood exhaust fan to pull hot air out of the kitchen.

Maxxair II's (3 each) was purchased by me 6 weeks before the RV was built, they are almost a must here in Florida, especially during the winter for ventilation to keep the mold and musty odor out when the RV is not in use.

Just my 2 cents!
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Thanks for the info! I really hadn't thought much about how air tight these units really are. I bet I can get the heat from the stove out now!
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