The Maxxfan Deluxe roof fan has many roles in our Ford Transit campervan conversion. It keeps the air fresh, helps to increase airflow, to evacuate cooking odors and to control moisture. We use it when we’re parked or when we’re driving, day or night, during summer or during winter… it might not seems important at first, but without the fan, the van would quickly become undesirable to live in. Here is our review!
- Can be left opened when raining (Built-in Rain Cover)
- 10 Speed Intake & Exhaust
- 900 CFM
- Lid Opening: Manual or Electric (models 7000K & 7500K)
- Can be left fully closed or fully opened when driving (partially opened may damaged it)
Models and Features
Where to Buy
Fantastic (See it on Amazon.com) offers a product similar to Maxxfan in term of performance and quality.
- The Fantastic fan is relatively cheaper.
- It was reported that Fantastic fan has outstanding customer service and support.
- The Fantastic cannot be left opened when raining. This is a major issue, since ventilation is very important when it’s raining and humid outside. The Fantastic features a rain sensor on some models, so the lid will close automatically when it rains (some users reported that the lid will close if there is condensation on the roof, which is not good)
- 3 speed (vs 10 for the Maxxfan). As it turns out, we use speed 1 and 2 a lot on our Maxxfan as it reduces noise and minimizes electrical consumption.
For us, the cons did not outbalanced the pros so we’re glad we went for the Maxxfan.
Fits a standard RV fan cutout of 14″ x 14″.
We covered the Maxxair Fan Installation previously in the following post. It includes the material list and how we installed the fan, step-by-step:
Exhaust or Intake (reverse)?
We normally use the fan in exhaust mode (pushing air outside) so that fresh cool air enters the van near the floor and exits at the roof through the fan.
The fan can also be run in intake (reverse) mode with the lid closed; this way, it acts just as a home ceiling fan.
Here is a general guideline on how we set the speed:
Lid Opened (Speed 0):
- While driving during a warm summer day. Driving will create a natural draft and create an air circulation in the van.
- Light cooking in winter.
Speed 1 or 2:
- Warm summer night. The fan is really quiet at these speed and it creates a sufficient ventilation.
- When cooking in winter.
Speed 3 or 4:
- Warm summer day.
- When cooking in summer.
Speed 5 to 9:
- The fan starts to make more noise at this level and requires a sufficient passive intake.
- Deep Fried Bacon cooking odors evacuation!
- We found that it is not generally necessary to use that mode.
We bought the model with the manual lid opening, because our fan is installed in the center of the van. We did not see the need to have a remote, except we can now see that it could be useful (when we forget to close or open the fan while driving or at night to avoid getting up from bed). Also, we were worried that the automatic mechanism could suffer in snow/ice, but we did not read any report that there is actually a problem with that. Opening the lid manually is very easy; just turn the knob a few turns and voilà! We were glad to see that the lid doesn’t tend to get stuck in ice or snow.
We’ve been using the fan since June 2016 and we had no issue so far!
While we hesitated to get a Fantastic to save some cash, we’re glad we went with the Maxxfan. As it turns out a fan is especially useful during a humid rainy day, the Fantastic can’t beat the Maxxfan on that. We really appreciate the 10 speeds as well. It’s money well spent!
Manufacturer Website (look for the installation and operating instructions at the bottom of the page)
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- Sweep 400 mm
- Air Delivery 67 M3/Min
- Speed 1280 RPM
- Power Input 55 W
Maxx comfort guaranteed with this ABS body sturdy fan with sleek blades crafted aerodynamically and unique oil reservoir lubrication to ensure best performance
Air Delivery 67 m³/min
- 100% copper motor for longer performance
- Corrosion protection with ABS body and PP blades
- Aerodynamic blade design for high air delivery
- Assurance of safety with fuse to auto protect during thermal overload
- Unique pivot arrangement for easy tilting
- Available in New Blue and White color
|Sweep Size (mm)||400|
|RPM @ 230v||1280|
|Fan Speed Steps||3|
|Warranty||2 years warranty|
Maxx Air Fan: The Best RV Fan on the Market?
We didn’t realize how helpful Maxx Air fans could be in an RV. In other words, we thought a fan is just a fan, right? Wrong! You need a great fan in any RV type to help circulate air in and out. That’s where the MaxxAir 7500K MaxxFan comes in to play.
We currently have two Maxx Air fans in our RV. One in the kitchen and the other in the bathroom. We love them both and since installing them, they have helped cool our rig, circulate air, and quickly remove smells (from the kitchen and the bathroom 😳).
Let’s review why the Maxx Air fan is so awesome!
Benefits and Features
There are many benefits to this Maxx Air fan, including:
- Powerful 10-speed intake and exhaust fan
- Can set a temperature range for the fan to automatically turn on or off
- Thermostat to control the room temperature
- Provides over 900 CFM to keep you cool and comfortable
- Fits all standard 14″ x 14″ roof openings
- Open and close the vent lid by simply rotating the knob
- Electric lid opening with remote control
- Only weighs five pounds
- Sleek design, unlike other outdated RV fans
- Comes in black or white
However, the con for this fan is that it’s not the cheapest around.
Installation of the Maxx Air Fan
The installation process is really simple! What takes the most time is removing the lap sealant and the old fan. Once you have the old fan out, installing the new Maxx Air 7500K shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. Be sure to have all the right sealant and tape for any roof maintenance though!
You can watch our installation video here:
How to Buy a Maxx Air Fan
If you’re ready to pick up a MaxxAir 7500K MaxxFan for yourself, they are available on Amazon. We love when RV companies have their products on Amazon as it makes ordering and receiving super simple. Click on the image below to get yours.
Pro tip: we’ve noticed the price for the MaxxFan has been fluctuating on Amazon (most likely to due low stock). If you’re reading this at one of the high points, you can buy it via Camping World instead.
In addition, I wanted to mention the MaxxAir MaxxShade Plus. We have this shade installed over our MaxxAir 7500K MaxxFan in the bathroom and love it. For instance, the light has a blue hue that I find very relaxing. It’s perfect for nighttime showers when it’s time to start winding down for bed. Additionally, the shade helps keep heat out during those hot days.
Whether you’re building out a van or looking to upgrade your current RV fan, a Maxx Air 7500K MaxxFan should be top of mind. The only regret we have about ours is that we didn’t install them sooner!
Last update on 2021-10-12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
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