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Old 03-01-2021, 09:06 PM   #1
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RV Vent Fans

Looking to install a vent fan in my Kodiak Cub 175bh (2018). Looks like Maxx Air or Fan-Tastic have best reviews.

Any others I should consider or any other thoughts on installation, etc. ?

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Old 03-02-2021, 11:40 AM   #2
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I have a maax air. One lesson i learned is that it needs to have a cover. The fan will not operate if it is raining or very damp outside. The cover will permit it to run when raining.
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:05 PM   #3
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I should have mentioned that I do have a Maxx Air Vent Cover on there already. Their website says it's not meant for use w/ high powered ventilators.

I suppose I'll need to replace that while installing the fan.
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:59 PM   #4
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Buy the one with the rain cover.
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:20 PM   #5
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https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-an...00-07500K.html
I have this one; replaced the one that came with the trailer. Was a very easy switch. Love the remote and it is very quiet and powerful.
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:25 PM   #6
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Just curious, have you actually been out in your rig camping or is this a new (used) purchase for you? Only asking because we have a 21' Kodiak and have found that the bathroom fan along with the stove hood fan have been more than adequate. And of course there is the passive vent above the bed along with an abundance of window openings.
Please understand, I am not trying to second guess your wish to have another fan, just wonder if you are anticipating ventilation issues or have actually experienced them.
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:43 PM   #7
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Itís an Aerolite 195QB, 2012 that we bought new. I changed the fan for 2 reasons. Firstly Iím 5í tall (or not tall!) and I would have to get a stool to be able to reach the fan controls. And it was loud, so to have it running to move some air through the trailer was noisy. The new fan is very quiet, moves enough air to pull the bathroom door shut even at half power. Best of all, it has a remote! Can set it to come on automatically at set temp. We donít need air conditioner nearly as much.I would say this is the best thing I upgraded after putting in a new mattress.
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Old 03-08-2021, 12:08 PM   #8
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In my opinion, Two of the best upgrades there are. Getting rid of that cheap bathroom fan with the switch no one can reach and replacing that horrible mattress they give you with the camper.
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Old 03-08-2021, 05:39 PM   #9
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We dry camp a lot and having some better circulation would be great. When plugged in, the A/C on (even on fan mode) is perfectly fine. But, having a high-efficiency fan is certainly a bonus. I don't like the fan in the bathroom. It's a drain on the batteries for not much circulation.
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