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Old 04-25-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Roof vents

I have fantastic fans in my RV. One is automatic, and one is manual. I have been told that I need the "expensive" covers. Is that true or can I get by with the regular MAXX AIR?

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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I have five vents, 3 manual, 2 fan. Although the installation process for the fan vents differ (creative). The MAXX Air covers fit.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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You have to be careful putting maxx air on the powered vent cover if you have one (The one remotely operated from the wall). Some do not allow the vent to open all the way and will bind the motor. The covers made for the fantastic vent will allow it to fully open. We have 2 fantastic fans as well, one in the bath with the manual opening knob, and the one in the kitchen is controled from the wall unit. We put the Maxx Air II on all but the one with the remote.

All vent covers will fit, not all will allow full opening of an automatic / powered lid. I opted not to put a cover over the powered lid as the fantastic covers require removing the dicor sealant and utilizing the vent flange screws.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I talked to the people at "Fantastic Fan". They said that although the vent cover is only 11.5 inches, the motor will stop when it "feels" pressure. We went out and tested it three times. The motor stopped when we held our hand on it while it was moving in the up mode. One was at 11 inches, then 10 inches, and 9 inches. Fantastic guys said that it will stop "unless" the motor is on it's way out, (of service that is). The fan has a seven year warranty. However if you use a different cover other than "Fantastic Brand" and the motor "burns out", it is not covered under the warranty.

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Hey, I learned something. I never tried stopping it by hand. Good info. I still think I'll leave the cover off of that one for now.
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