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ticki2

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Posted: 03/12/21 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m contemplating replacing the original roof vent . The goals are less noise , less amps and reversibility. What’s the consensus ? Thanks


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years back when I was doing this, the Maxxaire moved the motor/noise out away from the opening and could be run/left open in the rain.
don't know about current models, etc.
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What kind of 'less amps' are we talking about?

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Fantastic fans come with 3-speed, so you can have it set to your liking and I they are reversible.
Where I camp - rain cover is not needed, when I hate the looks of them.
The better Fantastic comes with rain sensor for best of this World.
Get clear, smoked cover and double as skylight.
They were really fantastic as in the past the manufacturer would send replacement parts for free, but after change of ownership that changed.
Can't directly compare to Maxx, but then it might be simply economical decision.
From several options, I liked the wall controlled the best. You can put wall switch, or wall thermostat to activate the fan. The overhead controls are a bit annoying.
Bear in mind that air blades are design for certain operation. Putting them in reverse comes with big loss of efficiency, so don't plan on doing that on daily basis.





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I like my Maxxfan, 10 speeds, reversible, Remote control + Thermostatically controlled and built in 'protection hood' that lays down flat when not using it.


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Posted: 03/12/21 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've used/owned both. IMO, they're both very similar in terms of noise and overall operation. However, given a choice, I prefer MaxxAir fans because they use two support brackets on the hinged cover assembly (vs. Fantastic Fan's one). MaxxAir's two support brackets offer much better support to the cover when it's open during windy conditions.

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Theoretically speaking Maxx is forcing the air to make U-turn.
That lowers the efficiency and increase the noise.
Evidently not to noticeable level, but that's what law of physics indicate.

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2oldman wrote:

What kind of 'less amps' are we talking about?


A lot less than the 3.6 a of the original

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Been eyeing the maxxair deluxe for a couple years. At some point they changed the remote. So if you find a good deal might check to make sure it's the new remote model.

I wrote an RV parts dealer once and asked what version. Lady said they would have to cut a box open to look and I told her its ok no thanks. Wasnt a serious buyer yet. Put a computer fan up there instead to get by.

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ticki2 wrote:

2oldman wrote:

What kind of 'less amps' are we talking about?


A lot less than the 3.6 a of the original


3.6 amp is at max speed from what I recall.
Air drag comes with square of the speed.
Meaning if you lower the pumped volume by 1/2, your air drag/amps will drop to 1/4.
I see some kind of obsession with remotes in last years.
I bought inflatable bed, who had control buttons 10" from my head, yet it come with remote.
I am trying to avoid remotes whenever I can.
Not only Murphy says each time you will try to use it - the batteries will be dead, but sometimes finding it becomes task.
Than when fan stops working, your troubleshooting list goes long way down.

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