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Best RV Roof Vent Guide For 2021

(Camp Addict does NOT accept payment from any company to review or endorse their products.)

Keeping air flowing through your motorhome, travel trailer, 5th wheel or toy hauler can be an issue at times.

This is especially true on stagnant, hot days.

When you aren't hooked up to shore power and can't run your air conditioning, you have one way to move air through your rig.

An RV roof vent fan.

Fantastic RV Vent Fan

RV roof fans help to keep moisture, smells, and heat out of your vehicle.

They can also somewhat replace air conditioning.

Keeping moisture out with a camper roof vent fan is especially helpful in colder climate.

Condensation can become a problem in such a tiny area.

Keeping a window open while your RV fan is on will also help get air moving around in your small space.

If your camper roof vent doesn’t come equipped with an RV fan, or it came with a ‘stock’ OEM fan, do yourself a favor and replace it.

A no-name brand, cheap stock RV bathroom fan is not powerful enough to pull out moisture.

Replacing it with a more powerful RV bathroom fan pays off in a big way.

Below is our guide on all things RV vent fans.

At the end, we have reviewed the best fans out there.

Use our table of contents immediately below to jump to where you would like to go.

Already know all about this subject? Just looking for the reviews? Click the button below to jump down to the product reviews.

RV Vent Fan Power Considerations

RV roof vent fans don’t use up a lot of amps.

They run off of your RV batteries (12V).

At the maximum draw the most powerful ones will pull somewhere from 3 to just under 4 amps at full speed.

At lower power settings they will run a little over 1 amp.

The most powerful vent fans will pull a LOT of air around your rig, depending on the size of your rig.

Some rigs have two+ vent fans inside of them.

With two fans, you may set up one fan up to pull air inside and the other to draw air to the outside.

This can circulate the air quite well.

Other Important RV Vent Fan Considerations

There are a few important things to consider when looking for a roof vent fan upgrade:

Options Galore

Options may include:

  • a remote control for the trailer vent fan
  • varying speeds
  • a rain cover so you may use it during inclement weather
  • reversible blade rotation to either pull air in or push it out.

Size of Your RV Roof Vent

Most RV or camper roof vents come in one standard size (14x14.)

If you have an existing fan to replace, always be sure to measure the hole to make sure the new one will fit.

Otherwise, you had better be prepared to cut out a larger hole.

(OR end up with too small of a fan to insert.)

Leaving Pets at Home Alone in Your RV

Do you have pets with you RVing?

If so, and you leave them at home, a camper roof vent fan is crucial for their well-being.

RV’s are a lot like cars in that under sunny conditions, it can and WILL heat up very quickly.

This could lead to your pet overheating.

Worse, it could kill them.

A solution could be to open the windows and have a vent fan pulling air out.

However, if it rains, now you have a problem.

You say, "Well, get one with a rain sensor then."

That is a very bad idea...

How is a Rain Sensor Solution for Pets a Bad Idea?

You could get a fan with a rain sensor.

However, once it rains and the camper vent closes, your animals could be in trouble once the sun comes back out.

The rain sensor is designed to close the fan vent when it senses rain.

OK, that great!

But it won't reopen it.

You have to manually reopen the vent once it's been closed because of the rain sensor.

In such a case, your pet could die of overheating, if you aren't home when the vent fan closes itself.

We have a product recommendation for this scenario.

Height of Your RV Ceiling

Can you easily reach your ceiling to manually open the trailer vent fan?

Constantly having to get out a step stool to open/close your RV or trailer vent fan would quickly become a pain.

If you (or your partner) cannot easily reach the trailer fan in the ceiling, you might want to consider getting a fan with a remote.

Noise Factor

How much time will you be spending in your RV?

Will you be living in it full-time or twice a year?

Some vent fans are louder than others.

One of the primary reasons people replace the factory OEM fan is because it is very loud.

It also may not move much air. 

Many of these OEM fans come with teeny fan blades and loud motors.

If you spend a lot of time in the RV, whether full-time or part, you need to consider how annoyed you will be with a loud roof vent fan.

Climate also plays a part here.

If you will be using a vent fan as your only cooling and you will be in a very warm climate most of the time, you will have to use your vent fan during most of the day.

(Don't forget to consider how many amps this will drain your battery if you are not connected to shore power.)

Can you handle the constant loud hum of a cheap fan?

Remember, camping is usually an attempt to get AWAY from noise and to experience peace and quiet.

All of the above are important factors to consider before purchasing an RV roof vent fan.

Thoughts on RV Roof Vent Fans

Marshall

Marshall

Camp Addict Co-Founder

My travel trailer came from the factory with two roof vents.


I've lived in it full-time since April 2014 and have extensively used both vent fans.


One is directly over the bed in front and has a Fantastic Fan with a manually raised dome and a temperature sensor.


In the bathroom, there is a cheap little Ventline fan with a 6-inch blade and a puny electric motor.


It really doesn't push much air and sounds like a hive of bees.


The Fantastic Fan is great.


It has three speeds and can move some serious air.


Sure, you hear it when it's running, but that's because it's moving some serious air.


And it is much quieter than if I had the air conditioning running.


The puny vent in the bathroom moves enough air to get moisture out after you take a shower, but it takes its sweet time.


If I had a real vent fan in there, I'd be a much happier camper.


I'm eyeballing the Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe to install in the bathroom.


That is one nice unit and is what I wish I had in both my roof vent openings.


The integrated rain cover is a top-selling point for me.


Let me tell you why.


Both of my current vents have the typical dome cover that opens up and offers zero protection from the rain.


I wanted the ability to keep them open in all types of weather, so I installed a vent cover over both.

Marshall vent cover

Big, tall, ugly vent cover

The covers do what they are designed to do.


They allow me to have my vent lids open in any weather.


Water won't get in while it's raining, and that's perfect.


But there are a couple of catches.


The forward vent cover is right by my solar panel.


The cover looms above the panel and actually shades it at certain sun angles.


If you know anything about solar panels, then you know that ANY shade kills the output.


If I had the Maxxair vent fan, in the closed position there would be no shading of the solar panel and in the open position I'd be no worse off than I am now.

Marshall solar panel shading

Solar panel shaded by vent cover.

Another issue is that the vent covers are tall and they are always in the deployed position.


They can't be retracted when there is a stiff wind out. 


Why does this matter?


Because they tend to rattle around when the wind catches them just right.


I don't know about you, but I don't sleep well when there are strange noises at night. 


Never mind when the wind is rocking my rig.


The Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe will have its rain cover retracted when in the closed position.


This gives the wind a much smaller surface area to catch.


Oh, one last point about the Maxxair - they just look cool.


I'm not a vain person, but who doesn't like a little style?


Even when you are boondocking in the middle of nowhere.

RV Roof Vent Covers

If you choose to go with a Fan-Tastic Vent roof fan then it is highly advisable to purchase a separate vent cover.

Seriously, if you don't go with our #1 roof fan pick you need one of these.

Why?

Simple.

You are going to want to keep your RV roof vent open in the rain.

With the Fan-Tastic vents, there is zero protection from water pouring from the sky without a supplementary vent cover.

Sure, you could purchase the model with the rain sensor and hope that it works.

But there are enough horror stories of them not working to give you pause.

Also, there will be plenty of times when your rig needs ventilation when it's raining.

With a Fan-Tastic fan, you will need one of these covers or your rig will get wet inside.

The downside of these vent covers?

They add another $50 to the purchase of your roof vent fan.

They are big, bulky and unsightly.

They can cast shadows on any solar panels in their vicinity.

Etc, etc, etc.

Seriously consider getting our #1 rated roof fan, the Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe which comes with an integrated rain cover.

No pricey, unsightly vent cover required.

Fan-Tastic Ultra Breeze RV vent cover

Summary

An RV vent fan is one of your best bets for keeping your rig comfortable in different types of weather.

If you have pets, there's almost no question which fan you should be getting if you are in the market. (See below- the Maxxair)

Most fan openings come in a standard size, so changing out your lame original fan with a new one should be no problem. 

A new, better fan is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your RV.

If you are in the market, below, we have reviewed the best brands of fan.

We let you know which one's are the best and why.

We have quietest, best on a budget, and best for pets.

Keep reading to let us walk you through which fans are the best and why.

Best RV Roof Fans Reviewed

There are two ‘gold standards’ for RV vent fans:

  • Fan-tastic Fans
  • Maxxair Fans.

Both companies have their following and both are very good brands.

We outline the pros and cons of both brands below in our camper roof vent fan reviews.

Best RV Vent Fan Overall

Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe

Maxxair Maxxfan Deluxe smoke open RV vent fan

Pros

  • Built-in cover
  • Lowers when not in use
  • Run with cover closed for 'ceiling fan' mode
  • Twin lifting arms for stability
  • Available remote with LCD screen

Cons

  • Slightly noisier than the Fan-Tastic Vent fan

Holy moly, the Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe RV vent fan is the mack-daddy of having the most features with a stress-free operation.

You can seriously stop reading here and order up a Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe right now, saving yourself the time of reading on, ha ha. 

TWO CHOICES to make: Manual or electric lid. And white lid or smoke colored lid. (See below)

Model

Lid

Remote

Color

5100K

Manual

No

White

6200K

Manual

No

Smoke

7000K

Electric

Yes

White

7500K

Electric

Yes

Smoke

Continue Reading Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe Review

Best RV Vent Fan for Pets

Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe

Maxxair Maxxfan Deluxe smoke open RV vent fan

Pros

  • Integrated rain cover
  • Able to provide ventilation in any weather
  • Includes all the great features outlined in full review above

Cons

  • None - it's the best RV vent fan if you have pets. Period.

Again, the Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe comes in at #1. 

The Maxxair is especially good for pets due to its built-in rain cover and lack of a thermostat control that will shut the vent cover.

Read on to understand why.

Again, two choices to make: Smoke or white lid, and manual or electric. 

Model

Lid

Remote

Color

5100K

Manual

No

White

6200K

Manual

No

Smoke

7000K

Electric

Yes

White

7500K

Electric

Yes

Smoke

Continue Reading About the Best RV Roof Fan for Pets

Quietest RV Vent Fan

Fan-Tastic Vent Fan

Fantastic Vent Fan 7350 RV vent

Pros

  • Quiet
  • Many available options
  • Known for quality

Cons

  • No integrated rain cover
  • Rain sensor (optional) may not always work

The Fantastic Fan is arguably the best-known RV vent fan name in the industry.

They opened for business as "Fan-Tastic Vent" in the mid-'80s and haven't looked back.

The Fan-Tastic Vent Fan lineup can be a bit confusing.

We've narrowed down the options.

There are 5 retail fan models in the lineup.

Pricing is so close between some of them that we opted to list only the low end, the middle option, and the top of the line Fantastic Fan.

Fantastic Vent Fan 1200 RV fan

Model 1200

  • 3 fan speeds
  • Manual lift dome

Model 1200


Fantastic Vent Fan 2250 RV vent
Fantastic Vent Fan 2250 RV vent bottom

Model 2250

  • 3 fan speeds
  • Manual lift dome
  • Built-in thermostat
  • Reversible air flow

Model 2250


Fantastic Vent Fan 7350 RV vent
Fantastic Vent Fan 7350 rv roof vent bottom
Fantastic Vent RV roof vent remote

Model 7350

  • 13 fan speeds
  • Automatic lift dome
  • Built-in thermostat
  • Reversible air flow
  • Rain senor
  • Remote

Model 7350

Continue Reading Fan-Tastic Vent Fan Review

Best RV Roof Fan on a Budget

Fan-Tastic Fan EZ-Breeze

Fantastic fan ez-breeze RV vent

Pros

  • Price
  • Built-in rain cover
  • Run with cover closed for 'ceiling fan' mode

Cons

  • Moves less than half the air volume of the other vent fans reviewed
  • One speed fan
  • Zero options

If you need an affordable camper roof vent fan, then the Fan-Tastic Fan EZ-Breeze might be right for you.

Maybe.

If you just want a basic fan that works, or for a cheap RV roof vent replacement, the EZ-Breeze is a good option.

Continue Reading Fan-Tastic EZ-Breeze Review

Conclusion

By now you should be able to make an educated decision on which vent fan is best for your unique situation.

There's not one perfect RV roof vent fan for all scenarios.

Therefore, knowing the perks of each is key to finding the perfect fan for your rig.

Get that vent fan as soon as possible so you can get out and enjoy your camping trips even more.

Camp on, Addicts!

Camp Addict Kelly
Kelly Beasley

Kelly Beasley is co-founder of Camp Addict and loves sharing her enthusiasm for the RVing lifestyle. As a full-time RVer since May 2015, Kelly's playful writing style helps make learning about the sometimes dull subject of RV products a bit more interesting.


Marshall Headshot
Marshall Wendler

Camp Addict co-founder Marshall Wendler brings his technical expertise to help explain RV products in an easy to understand fashion. Full-time RVing since April 2014, Marshall loves sharing his knowledge of the RV lifestyle.

  • Hello, Great info on roof fans! Does anyone make a bathroom fan (6.5” circular) that works on the same principle as the MaxAir and Fantastic fans? We need to replace ours and would like to avoid having to cut a 14×14” hole in the ceiling to get the benefits of these fans. Thank you. Joe

    • Hey Joe,

      Glad you like this page!

      If by same principle, you mean moving a high volume of air… Nope! It’s simply a matter of needing a large diameter hole in your roof to move a big volume of air.

      There are a couple of circular vent options I found that fit a 6.25″ opening:

      Ventline makes a Vanair vent with a claimed airflow of 100 CFM.

      Maxxair makes the MAXXFAN Dome with a claimed airflow of 200 CFM

      Neither of these come close to the 900+ CFM you can achieve with the larger fans.

      As they say in the car world, no replacement for displacement, or in this case, size of hole in your roof. 🙂

  • I’ve read that there are warranty problems with the Maxxair fan if you buy it through Amazon. I tried to buy through their company and it looks like they want you to buy from a local vender….

    • Hey Terry,

      Where did you read this? Unfortunately you can’t believe everything you read online.

      Always ask the manufacturer to confirm any rumors you hear online. That’s how you get the best answer. 😉

      We asked Airxcel (Maxxair manufacturer) the following question:

      “Is there any truth to the rumor that if a Maxxair fan is purchased from Amazon that the warranty is not honored?”

      This is their response:

      “That rumor is not true. If the product is purchased new, we will honor the warranty regardless of who it sold through.”

      They seem to very responsive to email inquires. We received that response in less than 24 hours. Feel free to reach out to them at rvpsupport@airxcel.com if you have further questions.

  • Maybe silly question, but is there an amp/watts draw difference in these fans, if you’re most concerned with best fan for least energy use? Thx so much…N

    • Hi NRB,

      Definitely not a silly question!

      The amperage draws of each fan (or at least a range) is shown in the ‘Features and Specs’ section at the very bottom of each review. Open up the ‘Continue Reading…’ toggle to see the complete review and then scroll to the bottom to see the specs.

      Both the Fantastic Fan and the Maxxair consumer essentially the same. Yes, there is a slight difference, but not enough to make your eyes want to pop out of your head. So you can just go with whichever suits your needs.

        • Hey Nic,

          Go to the reviews section above. Scroll down to view the individual reviews (in the gray boxes). At the bottom of each individual review gray box you will see where it says “continue reading **name of product** review”. Click on this to open the full review. Scroll to the bottom of the full review to the “Features and Specs” section. This is where you will find amp draw.

          Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe: Max amperage draw at full speed/power: 3.7 amps (will use about .2 amp at low-speed)
          Fantastic-Fan: Amperage draw between about 1.8 and 3+ amps (model and speed dependent)

  • I swapped out our original fantastic fan for a really nice Maxxair. I can’t remember the model but it comes with a cool wireless remote which has Temp control, Variable Speed Control 0-100 percent, my only gripe is the rain cover, rattles in the wind, (clips into the mounting) but i’m going to fit that.

    • Hey Paul!

      Isn’t it ‘fun’ when things rattle in the wind, especially when you are trying to sleep?

      The cover I have over my non-Maxxair vent in my bathroom rattles like crazy when the wind hits it right. You have to wonder if the people that make these things actually use them? Yeah, that’s a pretty rhetorical question…

      Glad to hear that you like the Maxxair otherwise! We feel like it’s the best roof vent fan available.

      Thanks for the comment and Camp On!

  • Two of my three OEM fans died after about 7 years of use. After reading your review about the pet friendliness, I purchased two Maxxair Deluxe fans (without remotes as I have too many remotes lying around).
    I’m super happy with my purchase. My mobile RV guy installed them easily and quickly. My first impression: they are very quiet! Today was the first rain day since installation. Awesome having the built in rain covers! I do have two traveling RV cats, which influenced my choice of Maxxair over Fantastic.
    Muchas gracias Camp Addict!

    • Hey SnappyWanderer!!
      Thanks for the great comment and feedback for other readers to hear about this fan! We are glad to hear you love your Maxxairs. And glad you had the information out there to make a smart pet purchase. The thought of the Fantastic Fans closing with even just a little rain and possibly putting pets in jeopardy is horrible. I hope nobody ever makes that mistake again. The built-in rain covers are where it’s at!

      Get out there chica, and Camp On!

    • Hi Rachel,

      Excellent! We want to help keep pets in RVs safe, so the Maxxair is the clear winner for the reasons we stated. We hope you are happy with your new Maxxair, and thanks for your nice comment! Not everyone does and we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Camp On, girlie!

  • I have a Maxx-air fan. I have to put my hand all the way up to the fan to feel the air coming in. It seems like a very poor air mover. Is your experience with the fantastic fan different?

    • Hi Cort,

      It sounds like there is some setting or something else wrong with your Maxair fan. I’d reach out to the company and get some assistance on their end.

      Just a few nights ago we were in an RV that was full of people watching TV and someone commented how stuffy it was, so we turned the Maxxair fan (which that RV had) on low, cracked open the door, and in a matter of a minute people were complaining how cold it was. So the fan was pulling a lot of air thru even on low. So they definitely do the job when working properly.

      Best of luck getting yours figured out!

  • Hello! Thank you so much for all that you do for Outdoors enthusiasts like me. Do you have any information you can share about best roof AC for small campers or vans?

    • Hi Romina,

      Thanks for letting us know you are digging Camp Addict! We strive to eventually have every category imaginable under the sun about RVing, camping, vanning, etc. Unfortunately, we have not researched AC’s yet and cannot give you any tips on what to get. Hopefully, it’s not going to be too long until we get there!

      We hope you are out there camping regardless, and if you aren’t, DO IT, and Camp On, Romina!

  • Thank you so much for your educated advice & knowledge on the RV roof fans. I’ve been painlessly searching for help on what is best to replace my RVs bathroom fan. I replaced my AC unit with the MaxxiFan deluxe model. Im still in the process of hooking it up, but I do have it in. The advice on the solar panels, which I’m going to install in a few weeks is great, I didn’t think about that!
    Guess I need to save up a little more to get the fan you highly recommend.
    Again thxs for the info, & making my decision a better one. ?
    Happy Roads to you!!
    Ms. Rose B

    • Hello Rose B,

      We are very happy to know that our RV roof fan page has helped you out! We love hearing that what we are doing is helping others know their RV products better than they would without it. Thanks for commenting, and Camp On, Rose!!

  • Thanks so much for the reviews – my primary concern is keeping my old rescue pitbull cool and comfortable, and your review is the only one I found that included a choice specifically for pets! I followed your link and ordered the Maxxfan Deluxe today 🙂

    • Hi Jen, that’s great to hear! Yep, we love pets so we wanted to make sure to cover which fan was the SAFEST for pets, as they are precious! In related news- I just got a new app the other day… one that doesn’t need a monthly subscription to monitor. It’s called Presence. I think I did pay for it, but there’s no monthly fee. All you need for it to work is an old smartphone, iPad or other device to use as a camera. Point the device at a temperature gauge in your rig, and walla- you will always be able to see how hot (or cold) it is inside. Also, you can monitor what is going on inside of your rig. Use it for security or to watch what your dog is doing while you are away! Pretty cool, eh? Thanks for using our link and thus supporting Camp Addict. We hope you enjoy your new fan! Camp on, Jen!

  • Hi Phil, we have a Gidget Retro Teardrop Trailer that was made in Australia in 2017. Our space is very limited on top to place an electric vent fan, and wondered if you could recommend anything smaller than 14×14? Was looking for 12×12 but no luck (yet), did find Ventline Ventair which is diameter of 6 1/4″ round. Pefect size, but no extras it appears. But we might not have a choice. Also the body is made out of fiberglass, so a tad worried about cutting a hole (we are using a professional to do this). Just a little scared to make a change (but a well needed one to circulate air).

    • Hi Linda,

      Unfortunately 14×14 is the industry standard, so that’s what the RV roof vent manufacturers make their products to fit. The one exception that we are aware of is what you mention, the round 6.25″ style fans that are just fans. These are popular with smaller trailer manufacturers as a bathroom vent fan.

      Your best bet, if you want a vent fan that actually will vent any amount of air, is to go the 14 x 14 route.

      Best of luck and Camp On!

  • Thanks for doing all this analysis! We’re converting the largest version of the Transit van. We have decided to have two fans, but curious if it makes sense to spend the money on 1 Delux AirMaxx and then maybe go cheaper on the second fan, like a Fantastic. SO many decisions! Thanks again, looking forward to reading more!

    • You are very welcome Olivia!

      Isn’t that the truth? Sooooo many decisions, especially when you are doing a build-out on your own. I’d probably suffer from analysis paralysis! ?

      I’d definitely go with at least one Maxxair just because they are so much the better option, in our opinion. The second fan is up to you (says Captain Obvious), but if it were my rig I know which way I’d go. ?

      Thanks for the input and best of luck with the build!

    • Hi Jay!

      Vent mode is when the roof vent cover is open and you are ‘sucking’ air (or venting) out of your rig. Ceiling fan mode (not available on all roof vents) is when you run the fan with the cover closed, recirculating the air already inside your rig (not bringing fresh air in).

  • I have a NV200 cargo van that I’m turning into a camper. It has a much smaller volume than most to ventilated. I like the EZ-Beeze’s low profile and built-in rain cover. It looks like I could install the solar panels above it. Do you see any issue with it ventilating that small a place? I would expect to run it all night to handle respiration moisture and heat, so power draw and noise matter.

    • Hi Jay!

      Interesting application… Yeah, I would think that this might work with the low profile of the EZ-Breeze. Just keep in mind, when you are installing solar panels right on top of the EZ-Breeze (obviously with sufficient clearance), that you need to have somewhere for the vented air to go. Obviously it will go out between the roof and the solar panels, but you want somewhere for it to ‘escape’ not too far away from the EZ-Breeze, I would think. You might want to contact Fan-Tastic directly to get their opinion.

      Camp On!

    • Very nice vent-fan iterative evaluation! I have limited room on my Nissan NV High Roof. I’m going to go with 2 – 180w Grape Solar panels and a Penguin II 13.5k roof ac in the rear. I’d like to dual task the front 2 solar panels above one or possibly two Fan-Tastic Easy breeze fans facing away from the passenger or awning side (I could probably fit them under 1 panel easy, but it would be more of a spoiler effect if both the front panels were adjacent, imo.)
      1. What is the minimum height distance from the roof should the solar panels be placed above?
      2. Are there any metal covers for Fan-Tastic fans, like Heng’s 90114-C1 Universal Roof Vent Lid – Metal, to shield wi-fi radiation?
      Thank You for your expertise!

      • Thank you, Phil! We are very proud of the site and are happy you are getting informed by it as well.

        To answer your questions:
        1. To find out the clearance, we suggest installing the vent first. Then measure the height needed to allow the vent cover to be fully opened, THEN get the brackets you will use to mount the solar panels.

        2. We are not aware of a metal lid that Fantastic Fan makes. You may have to fabricate your own.

        Good luck, have fun with your installs, and Camp On, Phil!

        • Thank You Kelly.
          One thing I have noticed is there is a Fan-Tastic Vent U1500BL Ultra Breeze Vent Cover which almost looks rain proof is not mentioned in your article. It has hundreds of near perfect 5 ratings on Amazon.

          And with 13 speeds, quietest rating, and remote control, the Fantastic vent 807350 7350 looks unbeatable (professionally installed though!) The MaxxAir has one speed which is also the LOUDEST of all fans, so it is not even in the ballpark with me. I have blast shock tbi from Army firing and mortar range, and the MaxxAir fan would put me on my knees!

          As well, the MaxxAir 900 cfm would suck contaminated particulates in my van since my Dometic Penguin II 13.5k btu AC is only 335 cfm max: my clean air source. Instead of one speed like the loudest MaxxAir, the 7350 Fantastic remote vent has 13 speeds, so I’m sure I can get just below 335 cfm and as well, a more manageable sound pollution.

          Thank you for your extensive and exhaustive vent fan survey! I would have never figured it out o/w.

          • Hi Phil,

            Sorry for the confusion, but the MaxxAir Deluxe roof vent fans that we review on this page actually have 10 speeds so you can ‘crank’ them way down if you wish. It doesn’t have to be full blast all the time. ☺️ They too come with an available remote control and we LOVE the integrated rain shield (speaking from experience, the after market shields are big, bulky, and ‘love’ to shade solar panels).

            I also wanted to point out that rooftop air conditioners only recirculate the interior air. They don’t pull in fresh air from the outside. So your only source of fresh air (other than windows and doors) would be the roof top vent fan (Fan-Tastic, MaxxAir, or whatever you choose to install).

            Thanks for the great comments and we hope you enjoy building out your van. Should be quite the adventure mobile!

            Camp On!

  • I need a roof vent fan that has a outside height of less than 3.5inches to clear my garage door.
    Do you have a recommendation for such a product.
    Many Thanks,
    Cliff

    • Hi Cliff!

      3.5 inches? Wow, you don’t have much clearance. ????

      I just climbed on top of my rig to see what my Fantastic Fan height is and it’s somewhere in the 4.5-5 inch range, so definitely doesn’t meet your requirements. Maxxair makes a Fantastic Fan style roof vent (not the one that we feature on this page), but it appears to be at least as tall as the Fantastic Fan. Not sure you are going to find anything ‘slimmer’ than these – at least I don’t know of any.

      Don’t you have other things on your roof that stick up more than 3.5 inches? I’ve got tons of stuff up there that is ‘bumpy’ including the air conditioner, TV antenna, solar panel, holding tank vents and skylights. I’d be really curious to know what type of rig you have that has nothing sticking up on the roof.

      Camp On!

      Cheers,
      Marshall
      Camp Addict Co-Founder

    • Hi Dick. We cannot put prices on Camp Addict as the prices constantily fluctuate on Amazon.To view prices, you may click on the links in the reviews. Thank you!

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