Fantastic or Fiama Roof Vents and Fans

Discussion in 'Heating and Air-Conditioning' started by OldAgeTravellers, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. OldAgeTravellers

    OldAgeTravellers Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    193
    Location:
    Languedoc, France
    I have three Fiama vents in our roof two with fans. We live in the South of France so a lot of sun and the white plastic bits are powdering and falling apart. I hear about the fantastic vent is it a direct replacement for size etc? As I have two motors it is probably better just to replace the parts I need does anybody know if it is possible to replace just the basic bits? The clear plastic tops are fine and obviously the internal bits including the motors are fine so I really just need just the white through the roof parts.
    Anybody any suggestions. I did find a trader at Peterborough once who had a very large stock of salvaged and presumably end of line Fiama Stuff, we bought a second fan unit from him for a fraction of the cost of new but have lost his details.
    Any suggestions gratefully received.
    Steve
     
  2. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    498
    Location:
    Falmouth, Cornwall
    I cannot compare performance, but I have had 2 fantastic vents on my US RV, and specified them on my new Flair. I think they are great, simple operation which keeps the van feeling cool, easy clean dust and bug mesh, and now you can remove the fan blade easily too for cleaning.
     
  3. Don Quixote

    Don Quixote Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,500
    Likes Received:
    3,697
    Location:
    Lost in La Mancha, Spain
  4. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,706
    Likes Received:
    3,211
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    I have a fiamma turbovent over the bed and its great. However it gets a bit mucky. Any suggestions on accessing the inside for cleaning without dismantling the whole thing.
     
  5. Don Quixote

    Don Quixote Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,500
    Likes Received:
    3,697
    Location:
    Lost in La Mancha, Spain
    The only way is to dismantle it. I did mine on returning from UK last month, took about an hour, however you need to access roof to clean mesh from that side. makes a big difference to amount of light and breeze.
     
  6. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    498
    Location:
    Falmouth, Cornwall
    Interesting, the latest Fantastic vents have of course the historical removable internal screen, but now have a removable external one as well, 4 screws accessed from the roof unforunatly. The fan can also be removed inside the MH from its spindle by releasing the locking screw. All covered in the maintenance instructions. So if you are making a choice between Fiama or Fantastic, this may be a decider for you based on Johns post.
     
  7. Don Quixote

    Don Quixote Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,500
    Likes Received:
    3,697
    Location:
    Lost in La Mancha, Spain
    So no difference really other than a few extra screws.
     
  8. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    498
    Location:
    Falmouth, Cornwall
    Except that it only takes 5 mins max to remove the internal cover and fan AND clean and reassemble the current Fantastics. Not the 1 hour you refer to for the Fiamma, was my point
     
Loading...

Share This Page