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Old 06-24-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Vent covers with vent fans, why not??

I have just replaced one roof vent and also installed a Ramble Vent Cover. We're really liking this cover. So now we think it'd be nice to have a cover over the bathroom vent too. It has a fan of course, and both the Ramble and Maxxair covers say they aren't recommended for fan vents. Why would this be? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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It may be the vent type you have. I have a Maxxair TurboMax fan/vent cover and have it in the central bath room of the camper. I only ever use it to exhaust out, never in. And make sure it is off when you flush. As long as your exhausting there is no issue. I did take the bath whizzer fan out when I added the Turbo Max. No need at all for the whizzer with the big fan up there. A whole lot quieter.

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:31 PM   #3
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I have a basic Maxxair in the bathroom and it doesn't allow the regular vent cover to fully open and would cause back pressure in a big fan. That may be why they don't recommend using it with a fan. I still have the little "whizzer" fan which doesn't really push much air so no real back pressure problems with that.

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Old 06-25-2011, 07:43 AM   #4
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OK, yeah it must be the type of fan. We just have the whizzer so I can't imagine it would be a problem. And John, thanks for the tips on that Turbo Maxx. It looks really nice. We'll probably go with a cheaper alternative at this point though. At least with a cover we can still get some ventilation through there when it's raining.
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Just put a turbomaxx on our 1550, takes about an hour(as long as you don't have to keep walking back and forth to get tools). It really pulls the air thru. Seems like a good investment.
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GritsnGravy and John B's TurboMax probably is the ideal solution, but I often don't spring for the best (often have to settle for just better).

Anyway.....Instead of putting in a TurboMax or Fantastic Fan, I elected to go with replacing my buzzy little bathroom fan with a Vortex, by Hengs.

It's a considerable improvement over the buzzy original fan....much better airflow, and less noise....though admittedly not as quiet as the 2 best options. Installs very easily . Costs $55.55 to $74 + shipping (depends on your source-Camping World's doing a sale).

I suggest you do a google search and look at it.

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I have a 3 speed reversable turbo maxx and wouldn't leave home without it. We almost always dry camp and without AC, it does a good job cooling things down a bit drawing cool air in on 12v. The cover on the other vent allows us to leave the vent open in the rain.

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