Its that time of year again where many venture out in there RV’s only to be reminded that with summer follows high temperatures. The most useful functions of your RV immediately become the AC and the overhead RV Fan. If you don’t have a high quality fan to help with ventilation it can be torture at times. Its hard to quantify the benefits of ventilation fans in RV’s but rest assured they are well worth their cost in the throws of summer. JohnB over at the SunlineClub.com Forums showed off a very simple to follow idea for installing a Maxx Air Turbo/Maxx vent cover and RV fan.
Maxx Air Turbo Maxx Power Roof RV Fan and Vent Installation Gallery
In JohnB’s case he chose the fan in the middle of his 2004 SunLine T310SR with the intent of drawing in air from the bedroom and galley to keep the RV cool. Though he completed this upgrade a few years ago, the outline of the installation of the RV fan is much the same. If you have never used a Maxx Air product then you may be in for a treat because in general they build high quality products that are built to last. In this case you will see rigid construction, stainless steel hardware and a foam gasket to seal the unit to the roof. Always a relief for do-it-yourself’ers.
Its important to remember that an RV mod of a RV fan like this will take some time on a ladder inside the RV and some time on the roof of your RV. According to JohnB, you should prepare to spend 3-4 hours on the roof and 1-2 hours inside unless you’re a expert fan installer (fingers crossed). One of the first steps that JohnB completed, which we thought was a clever one, was to apply 303 UV protectant inside and outside the fan housing to slow the damaging effects of the sun.
If your installing your new Turbo Maxx over an existing vent then all you need to do is bolt the new RV fan to it. In JohnB’s case, he chose to install a new RV roof vent as well which is shown being installed in conjunction with the Maxx Air Turbo Maxx. Regardless of whether you choose to replace the vent, the Turbo Maxx requires you to drill a 3/8” hole to feed the wires for the controls through.
This is a great summer time RV mod that will pay dividends for years to come. We encourage you to see the full list of instructions with accompanying photos of the entire Turbo Maxx Power Roof RV Fan Installation over at the SunLine Club RV Forum.
As always if you have completed this type of RV mod or are thinking of doing something like it we would love to hear about it in the comment section below!