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Old 08-04-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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Who has a Maxxfan deluxe with built in rain shield??

I'm drooling over this fan. Just wanted to know how the ceiling fan feature works, we have a vent over the bed and a "ceiling fan" would be awesome. I need fan noise to sleep so we currently use a stupid little fan sitting on the counter top.
Also, does it let decent light in? Not a deal breaker but it looks like it would block a lot of light. I really like the rain guard allowing it to run in a storm. I've always used fantastic fans, but a rain sensor that closes the lid automatically defeats the purpose of using an exhaust fan. i'm itching to pull the trigger on this, let the reviews begin!
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:18 PM   #2
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I have one. Ceiling fan feature would put you right to sleep! As far as light, I have the smoked one so...........
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STOP!!!

You just trying to make me $spend?

That thing is wicked and would indeed be a great "ceiling fan" in the 213.

This one, right? https://www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00070.../dp/B003ZOF09Y
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I have one. Ceiling fan feature would put you right to sleep! As far as light, I have the smoked one so...........
Thanks! So no light? My smoked stock cover lets in some in...

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STOP!!!

You just trying to make me $spend?

That thing is wicked and would indeed be a great "ceiling fan" in the 213.

This one, right? https://www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00070.../dp/B003ZOF09Y
That's the one. When I saw it I started yelling, "take my wallet".
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:20 AM   #5
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I have the MaxxAir with built in rain sensor. I also put the MaxxAir rain cover on them (overkill, I know) so they stay open all the time. Have 4 of them. Work great. Going on 3 years.
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I'm drooling over this fan. Just wanted to know how the ceiling fan feature works, we have a vent over the bed and a "ceiling fan" would be awesome. I need fan noise to sleep so we currently use a stupid little fan sitting on the counter top.
Also, does it let decent light in? Not a deal breaker but it looks like it would block a lot of light. I really like the rain guard allowing it to run in a storm. I've always used fantastic fans, but a rain sensor that closes the lid automatically defeats the purpose of using an exhaust fan. i'm itching to pull the trigger on this, let the reviews begin!
Did you ever do it? Sorry I haven't been on in a while. I put one in the bedroom of our 282. The ceiling fan function works OK. You need to really crank it up to feel any thing laying in bed which makes it very loud. There are some pics of the install on my site.
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Did you ever do it? Sorry I haven't been on in a while. I put one in the bedroom of our 282. The ceiling fan function works OK. You need to really crank it up to feel any thing laying in bed which makes it very loud. There are some pics of the install on my site.
I'm a lazy toad, but will do it before next spring. How do you like the fan overall? It looks awesome.
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Put that one into our 242... replaced the bedroom ( had a non powered vent). Smoke lid..... as are the rest on top..

A must have in our unit.. Pulls air into the back LR/Kit windows during the day... lets us use less AC.( a loud beast!)

Auto setting @ home keeps the inside vented while parked.

Like the design vs. the fantasticFan
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I'm a lazy toad, but will do it before next spring. How do you like the fan overall? It looks awesome.
Spring?

Yaw hibernate in Tennessee?
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Spring?

Yaw hibernate in Tennessee?
I have one that I just put in for the bathroom. has a handy remote so the missus can reach the on/off switch. MOVES LOTS OF AIR. Don't use it with the ball valve open, it will suck all the good air from the black tank and aromate the RV. I have the clear cover and it lets in PLENTY of light (almost too much). I purchased the skylight covers (removable) so I could cover the vents and keep the sun out while it is in storage and not being used or when I'm camping and the AC is having issues keeping the temp down. The rain sensor works great and it's very quiet if you leave it on medium speed. Works in reverse also.
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