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Old 08-04-2020, 08:30 PM   #1
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Replacement Roof Vent Fan

I replaced the stock Fantastic Vent fan on my HW296, I installed a Maxxair 0004500K MaxxFan Smoke Standard Remote Fan Lid

The old Fan was leaking around the inside to frame to the Fantastic fan, we're I am only 5'6" tall I couldn't reach the old one to turn it on unless I stood an the narrow ledge below the back bed end, so now I have a remote to do it with all the from the couch at the front end.

But my opinion is that fan should be separate from the light switch that turns on the ceiling lights.
Even the nesxtboor neighbor that's own a camping supply store that installed it for me said the same thing.

It's nice I get neighbor discount from her.

But I'm going after Rockwood for the money I paid to the fan installed the leak was they're fault, but that's a long story to tell. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-04-2020, 08:38 PM   #2
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That looks nice! I suggest getting a Maxxair II vent cover to put over that new fan. I see your fan already has the anchors for the cover’s clips. You could install the vent cover in 5 minutes. Set the cover down, install 4 clips.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:12 PM   #3
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I have a Maxxair cover here that came off my old Fan, I installed hoping it would stop the leak of the old Fan.
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That looks nice! I suggest getting a Maxxair II vent cover to put over that new fan. I see your fan already has the anchors for the coverís clips. You could install the vent cover in 5 minutes. Set the cover down, install 4 clips.
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OK dumb question. Are these fans supposed to bring air in to blow thru the camper or suck warm air out of the camper? I don't think i have felt any air coming down on me when i stand under it. We always turn it on when we are cooking, so i'm guessing it's pulling the air out as opposed to bringing air in.
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x3 on the vent cover. it is as simple as 4 pins

My fan looks just like yours, the bottom right button changes direction of fan rotation from in to out
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OK dumb question. Are these fans supposed to bring air in to blow thru the camper or suck warm air out of the camper? I don't think i have felt any air coming down on me when i stand under it. We always turn it on when we are cooking, so i'm guessing it's pulling the air out as opposed to bringing air in.
It is my understanding that most stock fans are exhaust but the Maxair (and other) are reversible and will do which ever you prefer.
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Can't believe others haven't mentioned that you should cover the screws with lap sealant even if you put a vent cover on. The screws will be the source of future leaks.
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It is my understanding that most stock fans are exhaust but the Maxair (and other) are reversible and will do which ever you prefer.
Thanks Woody. Now i just got to figure on how to make it spin in reverse.
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Thanks Woody. Now i just got to figure on how to make it spin in reverse.
Im not sure if you are serious. It is a DC fan, just reverse the positive and negative leads if you want it to run the other direction.
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Im not sure if you are serious. It is a DC fan, just reverse the positive and negative leads if you want it to run the other direction.
Thanks again Woody. but i think i'd need to come up with a switch to be able to switch it from forward to reverse.Cause i need it to cool and exhaust.
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Thanks again Woody. but i think i'd need to come up with a switch to be able to switch it from forward to reverse.Cause i need it to cool and exhaust.
With Max Air fans you can reverse the air flow by a switch on the control panel.

Pay attention to the installation and operation manual which came with your fan. If you don't have it look on pages 7 & 8 of the attached I&O manual. Change directions with the fan off.
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They are normally exahaust fans, but they do sell reversible models.
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I think we have confusion over who has what fan. Reversing switches are available but I'm not sure about one to fit a stock fan.
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Can't believe others haven't mentioned that you should cover the screws with lap sealant even if you put a vent cover on. The screws will be the source of future leaks.
Correct and don't forget to use stainless screws too.
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I think we have confusion over who has what fan. Reversing switches are available but I'm not sure about one to fit a stock fan.
Yep you are correct woody. I guess i have a older style fan. It is a 3 speed but in only one direction. And i guess it's the exhaust direction. And as you said i guess i could rewire it to reverse but the way my wife cooks i need the exhaust mode more.
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Most all stock fans are 14"X14" opening that's the standard openings on a Camper pups, travel trailers, 5th wheel, Motor Home, they all use that standard opening unless it's a special applacation.
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Most all stock fans are 14"X14" opening that's the standard openings on a Camper pups, travel trailers, 5th wheel, Motor Home, they all use that standard opening unless it's a special applacation.
cowboy i think what woody meant was the fans operate differently not that their size is different. Mine's not like your new one you installed. Same size but the fan direction can't be changed.
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OK dumb question. Are these fans supposed to bring air in to blow thru the camper or suck warm air out of the camper? I don't think i have felt any air coming down on me when i stand under it. We always turn it on when we are cooking, so i'm guessing it's pulling the air out as opposed to bringing air in.
It depends. If you have two and come back to the trailer on a cool evening after a really hot day, you put one on Push and the other on Pull and quickly change all the air in the trailer.
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cowboy i think what woody meant was the fans operate differently not that their size is different. Mine's not like your new one you installed. Same size but the fan direction can't be changed.
Simple matter to add a reversing switch.

All these fans have brush-type "Universal AC-DC motors." If you swap the two leads, they run the other way. You can easily add a DPDT switch (or pre-wired reversing switch) to your current fan to do this. I did it on both fans on our 2002 SOB.
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I searched for your fan and found it at eTrailer. This is an excerpt from their description.

"Features:.........................

Reversible fan can either bring air in or exhaust air out
Circulates air like a ceiling fan when the vent is closed
Remote control with LCD screen allows you to set the thermostat and the fan speed and direction"

All you need do is read the manual to figure out how to work it.
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