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Old 11-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default MaxxFan Install at Rear of 170

I'm on a posting streak tonight so here is my MaxxFan install from about a year ago. I wanted it at the back for maximum cooling from air coming in the front windows or dash but the roof ribs in this area present a bit of a challenge. Here is how I decided to deal with that. I don't think I've seen anyone post about doing it this way and it hasn't leaked in the last year so here you go. (also, I did disassemble the fan and paint the parts that are visible from the outside black.)

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: MaxxFan Install at Rear of 170

neat idea. I was thinking of welding in a little patch in after cutting the rib out but now I think I'll leave it like you did with the patch.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: MaxxFan Install at Rear of 170

ditto. I was wondering how to deal with the ribs and this seems like the answer.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:08 AM   #6
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Default Re: MaxxFan Install at Rear of 170

Copied this idea and leak free for 3 or 4 months now. Don't remember and cant tell by the pictures if you used alum flat stock on top of the flange but I copied that idea as well from someone.

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great post, but Im a little unsure of what you used to fill the gap between van roof and fan flange?
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Not sure what it is called (butyl rubber I think) but Maxair directions will tell you. I'm sure Fantastic fan's directions will also name it. Most RV places carry it or should be able to find it on line as well
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Thanks for the write up, esp. for waiting a year before posting to make sure it didn't leak!!!

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Thanks for the write up, esp. for waiting a year before posting to make sure it didn't leak!!!

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I used a more crude, but basically similar installation method in 2008. It was leak free until this year. The rib seal method is still fine. The plastic flange cracked. I used Eternabond tape to reseal. My next van and vent will have a metal flange.

Some details on my more crude installation are here.

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...7473#post37473

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