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Old 04-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Maxxair II install?

Ok I'm having some issues installing the Maxxair II over my Fantastic Fan. Everything I have read says it works fine, but during my attepmts to install it this morning I ran into some issues with the sealant around the fan. There is a bead of sealant about that sticks out about 2.5" around entire fan base and sticks up about 1/4" to 1/2" high.

I removed some of the sealant so that the Maxxair would sit relatively flat on the roof. Then when I started to install the brackets I noticed that the sealant would have to be removed from there too otherwise it would raise the edges of the Maxxair up quite a bit (1/4"-1/2"). Also the Fantastic Fan will only raise about 5" with the cover on.

My questions are, Is this normal? Would this cause airflow to rip the cover off in transit? Would it affect the Fantastic Fan while driving with it open? I posted pics so you could see what I mean.

I also discovered that I only have 1 vent (bathroom) not 2 as others had mentioned having. I don't have any in the main area, only the bathroom.
Did FR mess up or is this the way the 2012-13's are designed now?

Thanx in advance for any help.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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I purposely left mine off the roof so it doesn't rub or chaff a hole through my rubber roof. If the gap bothers you, you could get rubber gasket weatherstip (similar to what is around compartment doors) to stick around the underside of the cover's perimeter.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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Mine is installed about 1/4" above the roof surface...has stayed secured for too years. I wouldn't mess with the Dicor sealent around the roof vent at all.

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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Left mine above a 1/4 inch as well.
you WANT SPACE BETWEEN vent and roof.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #5
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Ok great thanx. I only removed some of the excess seal around the corners so I will go back and drill the bracket holes and secure it. I was worried I would do it wrong and would have to seal holes in my Fantastic Fan sides if I screwed it up. Just seemed odd to not sit flush on the roof.

Any new Roo 19 owners weigh in on the number of actual vents they have?
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Both mine sit about a 1/4" above too. Like 87CrewDually said you don't want it to rub on the rubber roof. The gap shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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I finished the install. The brackets ended up about the thickness of a pencil off the deck due to the sealant, but hopefully it all works out. Still not sure why I don't have any other vents near the front, but since I have A/C, 3 windows screens, and tent ends I think I'll have plenty of fresh cool air .
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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Looks good, I wouldn't worry.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #9
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as long as the max air its self doesnt rest on the roof I wouldnt be worried
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #10
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Looks great. I would not worry about the lack of roof vents. They base it off the size of your trailer. So since your trailer is smaller it only has one vent. With your vent fan on and a window open, you will get a great breeze coming from the window. Your fan will become an exhaust fan, bringing fresh air from the outside in.

Good luck camping and have a blast.
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