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Old 04-10-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
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Fantastic FAn install after purchase??

According to the 2363 option list, a fantastic fan only can be installed when they build the trailer. I assume this means there is not enough support structure or electrical around the existing roof vent in the bedroom.

Is this reallly true?

While I did not use the fan a whole lot in my previous trailer, it would be nice to have one in the 2363.

Kinda looks like if you do not get the options when they build the trailer, you are out of luck.

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Old 04-11-2007, 04:53 AM   #2
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When we bought our T-2499 new, we ordered the Fantastic for over the bed and just last fall had another one installed (by our dealer) over the living room. I would guess that a competent installer would be able to do your job as well.

Now if the *&^%$# snow would stop, we might be able to see how well the fans do their job
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:40 PM   #3
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We ordered our 2004 T2363 Solaris SE without the Fantastic Fan with the intent of installing one ourselves which we did. I removed the original bathroom vent assembly and replaced it with the Fantastic Fan. This was accomplished very easily with no mounting or other problems and it works great. I would not hesitate recommending this modification to anyone that has the capaability to make this change.
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:49 PM   #4
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Does the bathroom vent already have a fan, though? If it does, then there is already wiring to the vent. If you want to add one to the 'living' part of the coach, there may be no wiring to the vent area. We want to add one as well, but are unsure if we will have to run electric to the vent run it. Anyone know?
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:13 PM   #5
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The QUE bathroom has a small fan, so wiring is there.
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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In the living room area of our 2499 there is a ceiling light beside the vent. When the dealer installed the fan, it was wired into the light circuit. Works fine.
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Something to keep in mind.........

We tried to order an INTAKE/EXHAUST model Fantastic Fan in the main living area vent of our T-276-SR. SUNLINE told us it had to be EXHAUST only because the vent is right in front of the bathroom door and is very close to the black tank vent pipe. Therefore in intake mode it would pull gases from the black tank vent into the coach.

So, if you are talking about your bathroom vent or if your vent is close to the vent tank pipes.....EXHAUST only.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:48 PM   #8
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We had our dealer install a Turbo/Maxx fan in our 289 before we took delivery. Salesman mentioned mounting it in the bathroom but we had it mounted in the LR vent for the same reason Mack mentioned. They got power from a nearby light fixture with no problem.

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Old 04-12-2007, 01:26 PM   #9
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we had a fantastic intake/exhaust installed in place of the bathroom fan - original that came from the factor before we took delivery --- love it - mostly use it for exhaust - seldom for intake.

they gave us the old van/vent unit and i am planning on installing it on the shed this coming spring/summer to help with the heat in there since we have a solar panel on it and a battery inside --- just a wee personal project of mine.

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The Fantastic Fans are really fantastic for cooling down the coach and keeping it comfortable. My parents use all 3 of theirs in the MH all the time, as they suck out all the humidity and bring the temp down some to comfortable ranges. It may not lower it to 70, but you can sit inside and not sweat.

As far as I know, the vent opening structure is no different for a standard vent or Fantastic Fan. The only way it would change is if it were a Sunline truck camper with the emergency roof escape hatch above the cab-over bed.

If anyone else is considering the purchase of a Fantastic Fan, make sure you don't buy the model with the wall thermostat because it could be very difficult to run the wires for it, unless you mount the thermo on the ceiling.

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Old 04-24-2007, 06:16 PM   #11
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I guess it depends on if the support structure around the standard vent can support the extra weight of a fantastic fan and the nearby light wiring can be tapped for power.

I wonder why the factory option sheet says those options can only be added on intial build of the trailer.

Anyone have any idea?

Unfortunately no one to call and ask.

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I believe the reason it was a factory only option is because it required special wiring. It isn't a simple bolt on option like a spare tire kit. I think most dealers could do this, but it takes time and experience, some of which quite a few dealers lack.

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We just had a fantastic fan installed in the living area (small as it is)of our 1950. It is wired into the celiling light as others have mentioned. So far so good. We just came in from spiffing up and it was keeping the trailer cool. It is the 5000 model with thermostat.
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