Another Fantastic Fan question (1 Viewer)

Feb 25, 2017
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Hi, I have a couple of questions for Fantastic Fan users please. Apologies if these have already been posted elsewhere, but I have not found the answers yet... chat is usually about the amount of air they shift.

We're interested in a Fantastic fan above our bed, which made us think about the following:

- I assume you can open the hatch without the fan running? If so, does it have a fly/mosquito screen for those nights, where we want the hatch open, but no fan running?

- If not in use/hatch closed, how much light comes through? As it is above the bed, it'd be nice to not always be woken with the first rays of the sun.

Thanks very much in advance!!
 

Lenny HB

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It has a wire mesh above & below the fan, no light comes through with it closed.
Best to mount it further forward. Our last van had one over the kitchen worked great at cooling the bedroom and the lounge. Blowing out with bedroom windows & rooflight on vent get a nice cool breeze over the beds and cool enough to sleep when it's in the 30's.
Current van has it just in front of the bedroom, great for cooling the bedroom but does nothing for the lounge.
 
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Hi, I have a couple of questions for Fantastic Fan users please. Apologies if these have already been posted elsewhere, but I have not found the answers yet... chat is usually about the amount of air they shift.

We're interested in a Fantastic fan above our bed, which made us think about the following:

- I assume you can open the hatch without the fan running? If so, does it have a fly/mosquito screen for those nights, where we want the hatch open, but no fan running?

- If not in use/hatch closed, how much light comes through? As it is above the bed, it'd be nice to not always be woken with the first rays of the sun.

Thanks very much in advance!!

You can use the vent without the fan
It does have a fly screen
The hatch is obscured so no light comes through
 
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Nic010101
Feb 25, 2017
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It has a wire mesh above & below the fan, no light comes through with it closed.
Best to mount it further forward. Our last van had one over the kitchen worked great at cooling the bedroom and the lounge. Blowing out with bedroom windows & rooflighton vent get a nice cool breeze over the beds and cool enough to sleep when it's in the 30's.
Current van has it just in front of the bedroom, great for cooling the bedroom but does nothing for the lounge.

Ah thank you! Sadly we have no other hatch that size in the van. Our main roof-light in the lounge is huge, so not an option to fit the vent there.

But good news on the wire mesh and keeping the light out! Thank you for the super quick reply :)
 

Lenny HB

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Errrrrr

What's a Fantastic Fan ???

Never heard of them - how big are they etc
400 mm sq, roof vent with a bi directional fan with thermocouple so you can set the temp it cuts out at. Posh version has electric closing with a rain sensor.
Unfortunately now owned by Domestic so will probably go downhill.

Fantastic vent
 

Lenny HB

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Ah thank you! Sadly we have no other hatch that size in the van. Our main roof-light in the lounge is huge, so not an option to fit the vent there.
Why not just cut another hole in the roof.

Did want to fit another one towards the front of our van because of the main roof light position and the front bed it would of been too close to the roof light to maintain roof integrity.
 
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Sundowners

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It depends what cover is on the vent how much light comes through----- ours have blackout blinds inside to block out all light------ we only have flyscreen on the inside---- you have to get on the roof to remove and clean the top one------- on one of ours we have fitted a maxair cover so that we can leave vent open without rain coming in--------- I think this would be important if one is above a bed!!!!----- they do not all have thermostatic sensors fitted or rain sensors ( which are not necessary with maxair fitted above)
AFAIK they all pull air in or out???------- we have had many fitted to our different motorhomes, and swear by them!!!!!
 
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Nic010101
Feb 25, 2017
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Why not just cut another hole in the roof.

Did want to fit another one towards the front of our van because of the main roof light position and the front bed it would of been too close to the roof light to maintain roof integrity.

Hmmm... never thought of that to be honest. May look into the feasibility of that. We’re not great DIYers so would need to find someone to do it.

Have you looked at the Maxxfan if it is a replacement for an existing 400 X 400 hatch?

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That was our first choice, but it has a larger footprint. Our Solarpanel sits too close... and we we’re trying to avoid shifting everything around.
 
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If you were going to cut another hole it could come back on the agenda!

Roadpro or Rhino installs would do the lot for you I am sure.

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