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deltabravo

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Posted: 03/13/21 07:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maxxair is a vent cover. The the fan is called Maxxfan.

I LOVE my Maxxfans. I hate the Fantastic vent fan that came in my new truck camper. It make more noise than the Maxxfan.

On my previous truck camper I pulled the Fantastic fan and replace it with a Maxxfan. I moved the Fantastic fan to my 20' cargo trailer

The Maxxfan Deluxe is my preferred Maxxfan. Here's two of them I installed. I also like the 10 speed model


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wopachop wrote:

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.


The newer remote is about 2.5" wide. The old remote is only about 1.5" wide. It's been probably at least 6 years ago that the remote was redesigned.

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Did anyone bother to compare the motor size between the fans?
From what I remember FF offers much higher output than MA, so if you compare the noise - you make sure you compare it at the same output, not apples to oranges.





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Posted: 03/13/21 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am happy with basic Fantastic fans that have manual lifting lids and 3-speed reversible motors. All my vents have external covers so I can drive or sit in rain with them open. The covers also prolong the lid's lifetime reducing failure.


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I went on the net to compare new designs and notice how differently fans are design.
It suppose to be common knowledge, that rotating blades/propellers having blades with changing radius do have different air speeds along the blade length.
That is why the blade suppose to have changing pitch, with pitch close to the shaft much bigger than pitch on the tip.
That law is routinely ignored in fan designs as doing proper blade is expensive, when not too many customers demand quality.
So what I noticed from fans on the market.
This is Dometic fan. You will notice that blades don't show much of changing pitch, while big diameter motor lowers air flow/efficiency as well.
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Now this is MaxxAir fan.
You see pitch variation, where the blades look "twisted". This is proper design. Additionally smaller diameter motor gives better air flow.
There is more to fan design, so final outcome still depends on other factors, but those 2 are basic laws and theoretically MaxxAir should beat Dometic in performance hands down.

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Thanks everyone for suggestions and comments , especially those with real life experience . I decided on the maxxfan 6500k manual 10 speed reversible with smoke over . It arrive today from camping world , good sale , $239 free shipping . It will be a week or two for installation depending on weather or shop space . Initial inspection looks to be well made . Don’t think the plastic frame will last 50 years like the aluminum one I’ll be taking out , but then neither will I, lol . The cover does come with lifetime warranty to original purchaser , 2 years on the rest .


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Funny how reviews can vary from community to community.
Several members on other forum reported that their Maxxair metal screen rattle like crazy and they usually replace it with plastic screen.
Let us know if new fan has improved design?

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I'd go with Max Air. I have had the Auto temp control and rain close feature and it is the best for keeping an empty camper well ventilated and dry. I use a solar charging system to keep the batteries topped off.


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ticki2 wrote:

Thanks everyone for suggestions and comments , especially those with real life experience . I decided on the maxxfan 6500k manual 10 speed reversible with smoke over . It arrive today from camping world , good sale , $239 free shipping . It will be a week or two for installation depending on weather or shop space . Initial inspection looks to be well made . Don’t think the plastic frame will last 50 years like the aluminum one I’ll be taking out , but then neither will I, lol . The cover does come with lifetime warranty to original purchaser , 2 years on the rest .


I don’t think that you will be disappointed. Your price was pretty good also. We paid $396.00 in our dollars last year for our fan.


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Posted: 03/18/21 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

This is Dometic fan. You will notice that blades don't show much of changing pitch, while big diameter motor lowers air flow/efficiency as well.
Is Dometic now the same as Fantastic?
IIRC my FF blades due have a curved pitch similar to MaxAir


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