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morley

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Posted: 03/12/21 01:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We installed a Maaxair 0-6200K fan in our 5er last year. We did not get the remote control model as there was talk that the remote had to be right in line with the fan to operate it. Also the automatic rain cover closing option is supposedly not good if you were to leave your pet in the unit on a hot day and rain would automatically shut the vent and allow no air or cooling for the pet.
We like our fan and it works very efficiently with its 10[emoticon]peeds, you can set it at a certain temperature to automatically come on and shut off, it can be used as ceiling type fan even if the rain cover is closed. While a bit of versatility is lost by having to manual operate the push button controls on the fan for fan speed and opening and closing the rain cover as opposed to a remote, to date this has not bothered us at all. One of the disappointing items for us was the roof vent frame on our unit was metal and the Maxxair replacement one is plastic that was a bit of a bummer. But overall the fan and cover quality, ease of installation, good performance make it a good choice.
We are very happy with it so far.


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I do wish my two fans had 10 speeds like the Maxxair.


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Posted: 03/12/21 03:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Monkey , your experience mirrors my thinking to a tee . I also regret taking out a well built aluminum vent and replacing it with plastic . Though I do feel the benefits outweigh the loss


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maxx air for me. I had something go wrong with a the hinge after many years. I called to order a replacement part. They sent it to me no charge, not even for shipping.

That’s not very common nowadays. I would definitely buy again.

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Posted: 03/12/21 04:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced the functioning Fantastic Vent fan in our class B with a Maxxair Fan. It can stay open in the rain without a huge cover. Totally happy with the change.


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MaxxFan for me too. I have replaced the original 1 or 2 speed fan in my last two campers with 10 speed MaxxFan with remote control. The slower speeds pull very little current for when you are on battery but can still pull a little air across you on a hot night. I keep the remote by the bed for middle of the night comfort changes. The fold down rain hood keeps a low profile when down and can be used open in the rain in anything less than a monsoon.

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I have no problem with my Fantastic Fan. No rain sensor as I have a hood cover on the roof which lets me have the vent open even when its snowing or raining.


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I have a Fantastic Vent 6600R. It has 14 speeds on the remote - manual or automatic (you set the temp that you want it to maintain). It is reversable (on the fan). The rain sensor on/off is on the fan and works very well. I bought my fan before Atwood Mobile bought them out. It had a lifetime warranty. I doubt that is the case now.

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Posted: 03/12/21 08:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am happy with my FF for many years now. MA is probably great also.

Should have gotten the remote as it is hard for some to reach the ceiling controls.


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Posted: 03/13/21 06:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fantastic Fan works for me. Its just me, no significant other or pets.


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