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Old 04-25-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Maxx Fan Hatch Cover

While trying out the Maxx Fan in our new 19, I noticed that when cranking up the lid, the outer cover only allows it to go up just a small amount. I can't see any way to raise the outer cover to allow the lid to go up all the way. Am I missing something or is this the "standard operating procedure" ??

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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Re: Maxx Fan Hatch Cover

Doug, it does not open wide like the other vents. It still leaves a large opening, and with the fan blowing lots of air blows through it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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Re: Maxx Fan Hatch Cover

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While trying out the Maxx Fan in our new 19, I noticed that when cranking up the lid, the outer cover only allows it to go up just a small amount. I can't see any way to raise the outer cover to allow the lid to go up all the way. Am I missing something or is this the "standard operating procedure" ??

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Hi: NuthatchBC... You have just discovered the beauty of the MaxxFan. The fact that it works so well while "Up just a small amount". The fact that you can leave it open in bad weather and no water gets in is great. I'm really glad Escape uses these fans...no cover required!!! Alf
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And, if you accidentally leave it open while traveling, you won't rip the snot out of it... unlike the other main brand, which shall remain nameless.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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Well, who knew !!! I agree that it's a great design, now that I know it was done on purpose <g>.

And, I've sometimes wondered if those that leave their vent lids open and drive down the road at 60 miles per hour need instructions to put their underwear on in the morning.

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Old 04-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #6
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Re: Maxx Fan Hatch Cover

Nobody ever gets rain or snow in? We have left the Maxx Fan partly open while in outside storage. I don't like the idea of shutting up the trailer completely. I wonder if other people leave theirs open. I worry about leaving it that way when it is not handy to check all of the time.
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Re: Maxx Fan Hatch Cover

Has anyone substituted the Fantastic Vent? It lets in way more light than the Maxx Fan!!
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Nobody ever gets rain or snow in? We have left the Maxx Fan partly open while in outside storage. I don't like the idea of shutting up the trailer completely. I wonder if other people leave theirs open. I worry about leaving it that way when it is not handy to check all of the time.
We got over 1/2" of rain last night & mine was left open - not a drop. Also just finished driving 75 miles @ 60MPH with the hatch open and everything is still there!

I generally leave it at least cracked all the time, even when running the furnace or an electric heater. Keeps down the condensation...
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Re: Maxx Fan Hatch Cover

Thank you, Jon. Then we can leave the Maxx fan open maybe 1/3 of the way all of the time and, yes, I would want it open when running the propane or electric heater. Condensation seems to be a big problem that we need to pay attention to, not to mention ventilation.
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