Monday, April 18, 2016

Maxxair MAXXFAN in the Fuse

The Winnebago Fuse 23a comes with a really impressive roof vent/fan centered in front of the couch.  It is a Airxcel Maxxair MAXXFAN Deluxe 7500K.   It has a thermostat, built-in rain cover, can operate in intake and exhaust modes, has a remote control and moves up to 900cmf of air.

The air movement lead to an interesting problem the other day.  We had the fan running in exhaust mode and did not open a window.   This led to low pressure in the coach.  Well we found out if there is low pressure in the coach and you flush the toilet, the sewer smells get drawn in.  Not good.   New rule is that a window or door has to be open when the fan is on.

Looking at the fan from below you can see the manual controls.  There is an on/off, flow direction, thermostat control and a plus/minus set to control speed and temperature.  It is fairly straight forward.

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The fan also comes with a remote control unit. It is even more user friendly than the manual controls. One thing is that you need to point it at the fan for it to work.  And I have found that sometimes it gets confused when you make changes without pointing it at the fan or when you are using it and the manual controls.

maxxair fan

A photo of the roof shows the cover when in the off position.   Per the manual you can run the fan while moving though I have not tried it yet.  It is also says it is ok to run when raining.  I have done this and it works great without any water getting in.  Not sure I would run it in a driving rain, but in a medium rain no drips.   I included a drawing from the website so you can see how it works.

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From web site

So far it has worked very well.  I am very happy with this.  I read many of the View owners replace their roof fans with Maxxair and MAXXFAN  fans as one of the first upgrades they do.  I understand why when compared to a normal RV fan.

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