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Old 04-04-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Fantastic Vent Fan

I am considering a Fantastic vent fan for the bathroom in our 2006 18LT. It currently has the small fan motor mounted in the vent with crank.

Is the opening a standard size for the current vent fan? Would any of the Fantastic fans fit the dimensions of the factory opening? thanks.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:05 PM   #2
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The product literature says it fits a standard 14" x 14" opening.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
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Yes, it is a standard 14X14". Very easy swap out since the wiring is already there. When ordering your fan, don't forget to get a tube of Dicor self leveling sealant. This is the right product for installing a new roof appliance.
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New remote model vent fan works great. The only issue was the plastic trim bezel that comes the fan isn't deep enough. The W&P roof thickness is 1.5" taller than the bezel can cover up. I called Fantastic in Elkhart. The are sending a 6" bezel no charge. Great company.
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I am considering a Fantastic vent fan for the bathroom in our 2006 18LT. It currently has the small fan motor mounted in the vent with crank.

Is the opening a standard size for the current vent fan? Would any of the Fantastic fans fit the dimensions of the factory opening? thanks.
What's better about the Fantastic Fan than the electric fan I have? I'm curious...
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In a word, everything. Much bigger diameter fan with bigger blades to move more air. Optional are three speeds, reversible, wall mount remote control with power open and close, and rain sensor to automatically close the vent if it rains while you are away from the RV.
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Definitely a big improvement over those little fans. If you put a properly-sized cover over the Fantastic Fan, you won't need the rain sensor and you can leave it open in the rain, while on the road and even while in storage.
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Unfortunately itat, the new Fantastic Fans don't work well with the mounts for the Maxair and Camco covers as they hide where you need to tighten the bolts. The only ones that fit the current lineup of Fantastic Fans is their own proprietary Ultra Breeze covers that do not stop all the rain like the Maxair and Camco covers do. In the past I used both brands on Fantastic Fans with great success but this time around when I went to mount them it was a no go. I had to order the Ultra Breeze units and hope to recover a few buck on craigslist.
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Interesting.

I don't think Camco makes a large enough cover for a Fantastic Fan without a serious restriction in air flow, but MaxxAir makes the Fan/Mate model that worked with the one on my 2010 Roo. I'm having one installed on our new-to-us 2011 Rockwood 8293SS. The MaxxAirs bolt on to the vertical flange of the fan. What's different about the new Fantastic Fans that the MaxxAir Fan/Mate, or even the MaxxAir II, won't work?
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Both the Maxair and Camco units bolt to the vertical flange as you stated. You can no longer get to the inside of the vertical flange to tighten the nut onto the bolt that goes through said flange. The flange is now plastic and on the inside is completely boxed in. They have boxed out all around the fan blade to increase efficiency. I'll take a picture when my new Ultra Breeze covers are delivered and I go up to install them. The only way to mount a cover over the new units is to use the Ultra Breeze mounting method which is to remove one of the screws that holds the fan to the roof and it goes through the bracket that holds the vent cover down.

On edit, here's a link to Fantastic Fan's homepage. Look at the picture on the homepage and you will understand what I mean.

http://www.fantasticvent.com/

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I'm betting Maxair will change their mounting system to work with new design but I don't think they have yet...
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