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I want to add a Maxx air roof fan to my 118 Promaster. Was wondering what model to get?
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I would get the 7500K just for the remote but here is a chart so you can see the differences.

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I want to add a Maxx air roof fan to my 118 Promaster. Was wondering what model to get?
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Ray
We've got a 1500 136" LR and will be buying the 5100K since it's one fewer thing to break. 😉 Plus with the 136, it's not as if we'll be all that far away from it.
 

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For my 136 LR I want 2 MaxxAir fans .. and originally ordered the only 7500's I could find - from Camping World. Be advised they are almost impossible to find (at what might be called a reasonable price).. and it turns out Camping World was lying .. they got to keep my $ for weeks and then told me that what their site indicated was 'in stock' was not and they couldn't tell me when they would be but wanted to keep the $. I cancelled. I now think I am going to go with the slightly less fancy ones - 6200 with thermostat but no remote (esp. since this is a low roof, pretty short PM) .. for about the same price as CW advertised their (non-existent) remote version.
 

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If you windows open or you have some way of creating a flow through then you are fine. Do you have screens on the windows? Are bugs going to come in, etc?

Two fans just allows you to push and pull air through the van which you need to do if you want any sort of reall cooling to occur and to decrease humidity/condensation.
 
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That works. I'm putting a window that opens on the rear pass side, next to the bed.
I put a fan in the sunroof stamping up front. An open window on one end and a fan exhausting through the roof at the other end should be adequate.
Plus, I personally don't want to mount a fan in the rear and deal with filling the roof rib gaps and all the mess to get it sealed.
Plus, an extra fan might limit solar panel options.
I'm not against anyone else doing 2 fans at all, just stuff to consider.
 

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The only need for two fans is if you do not have opening windows. With an opening window on the other end, one fan is totally sufficient and saves roof real estate for more solar.

So if you WANT two, install two, but you only NEED one.
 

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There's one HUGE advantage to the 7000-7500 series with the remotes. You can adjust them without getting out of bed! Might not sound like a big deal, but overnight in a van the temperature and humidity levels can change drastically. Call me lazy, but at 3am the last thing I want to do is get out of bed to turn the fan on/off/up/down.
 

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Good to know. That means I probably have the connection too.
Oh, and there's nothing lazy about having a remote. Well, maybe it is lazy, but there's nothing wrong with that.
I just didn't get top end model 'cause I'm cheap.
 

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Boiled down . . . . I received the 5301 Maxair oday for my 118" . I'm cheep , don't need fancy ge-gaws in Stumpy . Drew out location for 3" drain/vent hole forward , fan goes rearward . Have a little fan by "kitchen" area .
I will say I expect the Maxxair to pull quite a "vacuum" in the 118" .
 

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Here is what I will say in all seriousness. Think about this long term. The fan is not something you want to replace a year or two down the road. They should be a permanent addition and unless they break, which they shouldn't you should never want to mess with them.

So ask yourself, is there any, any, any at all little reason why you might want a remote?

Yeah I can reach mine pretty easily, but do I really want to climb up on the bed and fumble with the controls or go around back in my bike shoes and slip off the bumper and skin my shin up? Or do you want to be able to press a button and walk away?

If it is in the front, do you want the remote by the bed (like I do) so that when you forget to open the fan cause you have been driving all day and you are tired you do't get up quickly and bash your head and then step on the dogs water bowl when getting down.

Just think long term. A few more dollars right now might seem like a lot, but after a few road trips it might not seem like a bad deal.

We all have different vans and set ups so YMMV.

RNR,

I see you have a 159". There is not really too much to worry about with filling ribs. I want to say it was just at one end and then only building up the wells right where the fan meets the rib. Super easy to do.
 
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I have one fixed slider window and the two back windows. I don't want any more for now - unless I get an Arctic Tern window .. which may happen someday but not immediately. I have room on the top of the van for 2 fans and a single 360 panel on a 136. This van will be built in stages so it may be a while before I get the panel and a full lithium battery system. Till then I will use my GZ1000 lithium and a portable panel, and I can also charge it from the engine while I drive.
 

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Here is what I will say in all seriousness. Think about this long term. The fan is not something you want to replace a year or two down the road. They should be a permanent addition and unless they break, which they shouldn't you should never want to mess with them.

So ask yourself, is there any, any, any at all little reason why you might want a remote?

Yeah I can reach mine pretty easily, but do I really want to climb up on the bed and fumble with the controls or go around back in my bike shoes and slip off the bumper and skin my shin up? Or do you want to be able to press a button and walk away?

If it is in the front, do you want the remote by the bed (like I do) so that when you forget to open the fan cause you have been driving all day and you are tired you do't get up quickly and bash your head and then step on the dogs water bowl when getting down.

Just think long term. A few more dollars right now might seem like a lot, but after a few road trips it might not seem like a bad deal.

We all have different vans and set ups so YMMV.

RNR,

I see you have a 159". There is not really too much to worry about with filling ribs. I want to say it was just at one end and then only building up the wells right where the fan meets the rib. Super easy to do.
That's good advice. I tried to get the remote versions .. and if they are available anywhere again in the near future for the right price, I will go that route .. but with the way things are with China, unless MaxxAir can start manufacturing over here rather quickly that may not be happening any time soon. I can't see paying well over $100 more for each of two fans from the only other source I've found that has them in stock right now.

My plan is to have my bed along the driver's side of the van, not at the back and not really elevated. Plans can change of course so we will see but at least I probably won't be doing anything more dangerous than I would if I get up to go the bathroom.
 

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There's one HUGE advantage to the 7000-7500 series with the remotes. You can adjust them without getting out of bed! Might not sound like a big deal, but overnight in a van the temperature and humidity levels can change drastically. Call me lazy, but at 3am the last thing I want to do is get out of bed to turn the fan on/off/up/down.
I can't argue with that logic. I agree .. I tried to get them too for this reason despite being in a LR.
 
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