I'm thinking about putting 2 of these in 30' class c. Just wondering if anyone had any previous experience with them. Don't want to change top vent covers,so these sound great. Want to move some air to help cool rv,.. Thanks for any help,or recomendations
I just put one of these in my motorhome's bathroom very simple install just follow the instructions,it is easy and fast and it moves a lot of air in both directions and the best thing is you don't have to remove old vent it just slips into the opening with just a couple of screws.To get the best price look on the internet,maybe E Bay that is where I found mine at half the price of the ones @ all the major RV stores.
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sorry to say they are not very quiet, but not as bad as the one that it replaced in the bathroom. it moves a lot of air on high and on the lower speeds it does a nice job and is quieter. if you want a quiet fan that moves a lot of air you will have to go to the Fantastic Fan I also have one of them too,in the bed room, but it requires removal of the vent.if you rate the one in the bathroom @ a10 on noise scale the Vortex on high would be a 4. and a 2 on lower speeds
I have the first generation (no speeds/1 direction) in my bathroom. As others said, easy to install, where current fan exists. Be aware that it is much noisier than a Fantastic Fan. I would not want one in our bedroom or living room. It works great and moves a lot of air. Does exactly what we need in the bathroom. It moves a lot of air up and out.
Maybe the second generation, referenced by the OP, is quieter. You might want to try just 1 to start with, to see if you could live with the noise. Let us know how it works out.
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Thanks for replies, that is what I wanted to know. If I decide to do it,will report back. I might have to just go with fantastic to cool things off,& still be able to hear.When we were in Yuma,I had to turn on ac way before the rv's with the fans.
I just installed the Vortex multi speed fan in the bathroom. Installation was straightforward and it does move a good deal of air. On any speed it is too loud to use in a bedroom, it's design also blocks a fair amount of light. A fan no one seems to talk about it the Maxxaiir Turbo Max. They fit over your exiting vent, do require some trimming of the inside vent trim to install the switches, but the fan itself is on the rear of the exterior cover making it very quiet and it doesnt block any light. It is also hinged to lift for cleaning. I've had two of these since 2006 and love them. Now I'm sure the Fantastic Fan is great but if avoiding tearing into the existing vent seal is appealing, I would give this unit a look over.
tried the single speed. IMHO if you don't care about noise, don't want to move a lot of air, or don't want to mess with replacing the roof part, it's great, or if your concerned about cost. Otherwise, go with a fantastic or similar. After a few months I bit the bullet and just replace the kitchen and bath fan with Fantastics. Much quiter, moves way more air when needed. The vortex developed anoying squeeks, the blades were not balanced so it vibrated.
It is a neat solution to a common problem. IMHO it's just to bad they didn't do a better engineering job to make a fan the quality of the fantastic.
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