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wopachop

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Tell me there is some unknown company who makes decent quality fans!?!? My buddy has a fantastic fan that is 1 year old and hes having to modify it just to work again. After the 1st motor died.

I see the maxxair lineup. The price makes me want to build my own. Which i did. A window unit pulling air through a home AC filter. Was cheap to make and works good. Just too loud utilizing a cheap radiator fan.

Has anyone found cheap and quiet 4" blowers? Thought about using those to blow through a filter and get nice clean cool air into the RV.

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Your buddy has had some bad luck. My current fan is a Fantastic going on three years without an issue. Friends with Maxxair same thing.


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Posted: 06/09/18 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My fantastic fan ran great for 25 years - when I had a problem I made a phone call and they sent me a new one - no questions asked. You would be hard pressed to get me to say anything bad about that company.


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Thats a great report for sure!

How would you compare your 25 year old fan to your current model? In terms of noise, air flow, overall construction if you have an eye for it.

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wopachop wrote:

Thats a great report for sure!

How would you compare your 25 year old fan to your current model? In terms of noise, air flow, overall construction if you have an eye for it.


Sounds like someone fishing for business aka troll..

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Gottahaveit wrote:

wopachop wrote:

Thats a great report for sure!

How would you compare your 25 year old fan to your current model? In terms of noise, air flow, overall construction if you have an eye for it.


Sounds like someone fishing for business aka troll..


Yes, it does.....lol

The new FF's and the old FF's are 2 different animals. The new ones seem to be failure prone, motor poops out (I have one, I'm on my 3rd motor) and while the company used to replace them no charge, since they were sold out to Lippert that has probably changed.

...and the motors are a PITA to change too.


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Has anyone found cheap and quiet 4" blowers? Thought about using those to blow through a filter and get nice clean cool air into the RV.
Computer fans in 90mm or 120mm are quiet and reliable. A sqirrel cage blower of the same size will deliver a lot more air but will be noisier.


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wopachop wrote:

Has anyone found cheap and quiet 4" blowers? Thought about using those to blow through a filter and get nice clean cool air into the RV.


Why bother building anything when twin fan, reversible, multi speed window fans are readily available? My own Coachmen doesn't have a vent over the main cabin so I hang this twin fan in front of the street side bedroom window and it works just as well as a vent fan for bringing in fresh air or venting out hot air from the camper's interior.

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Older Fantastik Fans - the ones with the US-made black can motors, not the newer ones with the flat pancake type motor. Both work equally well at moving air, but the old ones were much more pleasant on the ears and more reliable.

I had a new one put in my current trailer, and ended up swapping it with the old one in my old trailer before selling the old trailer.


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"since they were sold out to Lippert that has probably changed."

Great company, they can screw up anything.


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