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Driving with my Fantastic Fan open?

Postby Gerdo » Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:18 pm

Does anyone drive with their Fantastic Fan vent open? I'm afraid that the wind is going to rip it off. It is mounted so the open side is to the rear of the teardrop. Does the manufacturer have any recomendations?
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Postby Gerdo » Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:30 pm

After posting this topic I checked the mfg's website and they say

"Q. CAN I DRIVE WITH MY VENT OPEN?
A. YES! It is best to have the dome completely open. There is a lifetime warranty on the dome "
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Postby doug hodder » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:03 pm

Gerdo...I would think that you wouldn't want to do it on a dirt road however...since the pressure in the tear is lower than that going over the top, it may suck in dirt...but I didn't know you could drive with them open...good to know...Doug
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Postby asianflava » Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:47 pm

That's a suprise to me. Since it is only supported on one side, it is kinda flimsy when opened. That is part of my pre tow checklist:

Vent closed
Doors locked and latched
Hatch latched and locked
Tongue secured to ball
Lights work
Chains OK (sometimes they drag)
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Postby madjack » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:15 am

Rocky I was suprised to read that as well for the same reason...I always thought that single point mechanism is a little flimsy for such...in my opinion...but what the heck....
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Postby doug hodder » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:56 pm

I did see a vent top laying on the side of the road today on the way to work...dunno if it was a Fantastic Fan...but it made me think of this thread...Doug
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Postby tonyj » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:38 pm

asianflava wrote: That is part of my pre tow checklist:

Vent closed
Doors locked and latched
Hatch latched and locked
Tongue secured to ball
Lights work
Chains OK (sometimes they drag)


You need to add one very important item especially when leaving the campground:

Make sure wife/husband is in the car. :lol:
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Postby asianflava » Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:14 am

tonyj wrote:Make sure wife/husband is in the car. :lol:


I've tried, but gets in before I manage to drive off.
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Postby bledsoe3 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:33 am

asianflava wrote:
tonyj wrote:Make sure wife/husband is in the car. :lol:


I've tried, but gets in before I manage to drive off.

Didn't you say your wife was going to start reading here? :BE
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Postby asianflava » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:18 am

Yeah I even got MJ to register her because she never got her confirmation e-mail. I'll keep goin until I get the evil eye (or worse), that way I will know for shure that she is actually reading posts.
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Postby Dewayne_Mellen » Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:03 pm

What about adding one of these?

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Postby asianflava » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:24 pm

I've seen those on the side of the road. Since they are only $15, I wouldn't be too broken up about loosing one.
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Postby Ira » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:52 pm

What am I missing?

Besides maybe trying to dissipate the smell of pot from the cabin, why drive with the vent open?

Oh--that's gotta be it then. So I totally understand.
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Postby Joseph » Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:43 pm

Ira wrote:Besides maybe trying to dissipate the smell of pot from the cabin, why drive with the vent open?

Kinda my thought. I always close mine - no such smells to dissipate.

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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:34 pm

Well,
In Humboldt County...
I see a lot of trailers going around with vents open, windows cranked out... doors flopping open. :lol:
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