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MaxxAir FanMate Vent Cover Installation - 2018 Jayco Greyhawk Motorhome

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How to Install the MaxxAir FanMate Vent Cover on a 2018 Jayco Greyhawk Motorhome


Hi, there, RV and camper owners. Today, we're going to be taking a look at Maxxair's Vent Cover. These are available in either black, white, or smoke. We're going to be showing off black today. Smoke is going to be similar, but it's going to be a transparent, almost like a tinted window in a way. This vent cover's designed to allow your vent to open inside of it, and get air drawn in, or exhausted, depending on the type of fan that you've got there, without letting in any moisture.

If it's raining outside, just covers the whole top. The vents are actually here in the back, and they're kind of at an angle like this. So, the top hangs over, and the water would have to almost run around and go back. And even if it got past that point, it sticks past your vent.And our event starts about right here. So, you can see that this back piece here extends back probably about eight or nine inches here, at the furthest point, to give us that extra overhang, to ensure no water can get inside.

And it's going to be great for even in the colder months. If you still like to go out there, even when it's a little more frigid, and we get a little bit of frost, or snow, it's going to keep that out as well. The cover is extremely easy to take on and off. So, if you need to do any service, maybe the fan went out inside your vent or something, or the cover on top, the mechanism that raises it, you're having some issues there, or maybe, you're just getting a whole new one, and you're just replacing the entire unit.If we pull our pins there, ye can easily tip this to the side, and we can perform any maintenance that we need to do in here. Whether it be replacing our fan, or if our far lid here had something wrong with the mechanisms, we can make our adjustments.

And then, it's as easy as putting it back down. We have the same clips on the other side. So, if we we're going to replace the whole thing, it'd be as easy as pulling these out on the other side as well, and then, you could lift the entire vent cover off, and set it aside. And since there are the same pins on each side, if you had any obstructions that we're maybe on the sides, where you couldn't flip it this way, you could flip it the other way. You're not restricted on which side you have to flip it over on.

Here, you can see the back louvres, where air can either be drawn in, or exhausted from, depending on your fan settings.And what we have installed behind the louvres here, is we actually have a bug screen that is available from Maxxair. It doesn't come included with the vent cover, but you can pick it up here at e-trailer, if you want that second layer of protection to keep out any bugs and critters. And this cover will work with just about any standard vent that is about a 14 by 14 size, or typical sizes. It does come with its own mounting hardware, and it does have special instructions on that hardware, depending on the model of fan you have. We put ours on a Fan-Tastic Vent fan, and that one had its own specific instructions for that. And there are more there for the other brands out there. Some of the Maxxair fans may already have clips on them. So, installing the cover here is extremely easy. It's just setting it on top, and then, putting your pins in, because the brackets are already in place on some of those models.Now that we've gone over some of the features of our vent cover, why don't you follow along with me And we'll show you how to get it installed. We'll begin our installation here on the roof. We did open up our vent beforehand, just to ensure that we can easily access the side, so we can put our mounting brackets on. Now, depending on the type of event you have, you're going to use the same brackets, but the installation hardware may be slightly different. If we look at this bracket, you'll see that it's got three holes in the back. It's got a slotted one in the middle, and two round ones on each side. If you're installing this cover over a Fan-Tastic Vent, which is what we're doing today, we're only going to be using the side holes. We're not going to be using the middle hole. So, you have another model where you can easily pass a bolt through, and then access the nut on other side. Then you would use the middle hole.But with the Fan-Tastic Vents, you can access the other side to put a nut on it. So it's just going to be these outer ones. If you have a Maxx fan, some of those already have mounting holes, so these will screw directly to it, and they may already even have mounting brackets on them, so you can just put the cover directly onto it. But we have a Fan-Tastic Vent, so that's how we're going to be installing it. So, we're going to start by just taking our brackets, and putting them on our cover. Here, you can see the two different types of hardware that we we're talking about too. This is going to be the through hole one for the center, with nuts and bolts. And these are going to be the ones for just the single round holes, which is what we'll be using. So, we're going to go ahead and flip this guy over. We're then going to take two brackets, and two clips, and we're going to go ahead and get these guys on.It's going to fit like this when it's installed onto your motor home or camper. So, we can go ahead and slide the pins through to secure it, because we're just going to be using this as a kind of a template to figure out where to position our components. So then, we're going to go ahead and clip this one on as well. And this is just temporary. It's just to help us get things lined up. So, once we get this one through . And now, we can set our vent cover over the top. Depending on your event, sometimes your vent cover may hit your vent, and it won't sit all the way flush like this. If that's the case, just close your vent some. Some vents aren't going to be able to open fully 100%, but it really is not going to make much difference. You're still going to get plenty of air flow if it's only open to 75%. It's not really restricting it, but there's such a large opening there. So, we're going to set it here just so we can kind of get an idea of where we're going to put our brackets.So, we're just kind pulling these up to the inside, seeing how it looks. And that looks like that's going to work pretty well there. So, what we can do then, is leaving those there. We can come over to the other side, where are we going to make our marks for these brackets. So, we can kind of see where they're going to go now. And our cover, we can just kind of lift up to flip to the side. But we're just kind of getting an idea of where these brackets need to be, and then, we can get them mounted up. So, if we lower it down . Looks about right. There is good for the one. And we'll just slide this one under here, on this side. And now, we know where we're going to be putting both the brackets. So now, we can just lift up. I'm just going to tip this over on its side. And now, we're going to mark and mount the brackets. I'm using a #30 seconds drill bit, and I pushed it pretty far down inside the drill, because there are electrical components inside these Fan-Tastic Vents.And if we drill too far, we can potentially damage it. We don't want to go in further than a half an inch. So, I just went ahead, and limited myself there with the bit by pushing it further in the drill. So now, we've got our bracket here. We're just going to hold it up, make a tiny pilot hole. Make a pilot hole on the other side. We don't need to go very deep with it. We can then take the included hardware, and just run it right into those little holes that we had made. Before I get it fully tightened, I always like this start the other screw. That way, they can . Sure, they're both going to line up the way I wanted them to. And we don't need to go crazy tight with it. Just go down until it's flush. You got good contact there. That seems good. Now, we're going to do same thing with our other bracket. If you want, you can set the cover back down just to double check to make sure it's going to line up.We'll now take our cover. We're going to drop it back down, lining up the two slots here. And then, we're going to secure it with the clips like we did on the other side. There we go. And once you've got them flipped through, if we flip them up, that puts it in the lock position to hold this side on. Then, we'll simply just flip it over this way. And now, we can remove the pins from the brackets that we put on the other side. We're going to set it back down, and just like we did on the other side, we're going to line these up, find the mounting holes and screw them in. So, I went ahead and screwed these in. We use the same technique where we just had the cover, flipped it over here, wind up the brackets. And we flip the cover over, drill, then, ran the screws in, just like the other side. Now, this side, you can secure with the pins, but we do still have another piece here at the back.So, we're going to go ahead and leave it flipped over like that, so we can get our back piece installed. So now, to insert your screen, it's going to sit like this. I found that it was easier to put the screen in after you have your vent cover fully assembled. So, we're going to put this back piece on. So, you can see these are elongated here and here, on each side. So, we're just going to slide that up till it pokes through. And we're also going to do that on the other side, down here. And then, once you got them in there, where they poke through, then, you just give it a twist. And with that elongated end there, it's going to lock it in place. And then, we're just going to push the top in until it clicks in here on the top. Now that we've got that inserted, we can go ahead and take our cover off. It's actually easier to put the screen in, if you just have the whole thing off.So, we're going to take the pins out of the sides, and that will allow us to lift the unit completely off of there. We'll now take our screen. And there's three notches here. Those are going to line up at the bottom with the three clips. So, just set that guy down in there. It'll line up there. And then, all you need to do at that point, is to push down on the tabs until they hook in on the lip right there. And now that we've got it clipped in all the way around, we can just re-install our cover over our vent. So, it's just going to drop down on top. We'll line the ends up with our brackets, and then, slide our pins through to secure it. Put them up to walking in place. And once all the pins are secured, your vent cover has been installed, and you're now ready to enjoy the operation of your existing vent without having to worry about any moisture or critters coming inside. And that completes our look at Maxxair's RV Vent Cover.


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