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MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent Installation - 2005 K-Z New Vision

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How to Install the MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent on a 2005 K-Z New Vision

Shane: Hey guys. Shane here with Today we're going to be taking a look at and walking through how to install the MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent on a 2005 KZ New Vision fifth wheel travel trailer. This is going to be a direct replacement to your factory fan or vent that you may have in place. Keep in mind, it is going to require 12 volts. So if the vent you we're replacing doesn't have a fan in it.

You will have to get 12 volt power to it.It's going to require a 14 by 14 inch hole. The nice thing about this when you compare it to the other ones, is the other ones, when you open them, you can't really use them in the rain because it allows the screen to be open. With this our screen is actually down here on the bottom. So you can use this fan in any weather conditions.All right, now we have it in open position. You can see it really doesn't stick up very tall.

When we close it, it's going to maintain a very nice aerodynamic. It's going to stay close to the roof. It's really going to cut down on wind drag and wind resistance as we're traveling down the road.This is what our screens look like here. And it's going to be a nice, thick, durable screen. And it's going to keep any bugs from getting inside the vent and into your camper.It's going to be a 12 volt fan, as I mentioned earlier.

It's going to require 12 volt power. You're going to have all of your power settings here. You have your on and off. You have your in and out, your auto, which means you can set it to a certain temperature and it's automatically going to turn on. So you go out to dinner or something like that you're going shopping for a day.

You can set it to a temperature. It's automatically going to turn on to cool off the area inside or to keep it cool with that constant temperature so that when you get back, it's ready to go. It's going to have a thermostat and it's going to have the open and close for your vent.Another thing I want to point out, our screen. What's going to separate this from a lot of other ones is how easy this screen is to take out. Some of the other ones, you'll have a couple of screws in there and you've got to take that screen out to clean it. With these, you simply turn these out and it makes it very easy to go to our screen out to clean it if we need to, and then we can put it back in. You're going to notice this black knob right up here in this corner. This is to open and close that manually, if neededAgain, this is a powered unit. So you may not need it, but they do give you that option just in case maybe your power goes out and you want to get some extra air there. Another great feature. So I'm going to step off this ladder here and show you.With this particular camper, you can see how high that is. I'm six foot. I can't reach those buttons. What makes it nice is it's going to come with a remote. So we're not to have to get up there to turn it on every time we want to use it, there's a remote. It's going to come with two batteries and you can mount it directly to the wall. The nice thing about it is with the buttons up there, if you're out, batteries go out, you don't have batteries really available to replace them, you still have the buttons up there so that you're able to use the fan.Our fan is going to have 10 speeds, which makes it very nice. Gets the air flowing very well in here. It's also going to have reverse, which means you can use it as a ceiling fan. You can use it with the lid open or closed, which you can't do with a lot of other ones. Another nice feature.The remote, very easy to use. You have your on and off. You'll hear it beep, automatically going to open it. Temperature plus or minus, you see right up here we can set our temperature to the desired amount. We have our open and close for our lid. We have our fan button for speed. You can see it goes up to a hundred percent, down to 10. And we also have our ceiling fan, which is this button here. You push it, it's going to say ceiling fan, fan's going to stop and reverse the other way. It's really going to allow you to pull a lot of air, get a lot of air flow moving in here so it's not so stuffy.To start your installation., You're going to have a piece that comes like this with your fan. It is going to require butyl tape. It's not going to come in your kit. You can find it here at What we're going to do is we're going to take this piece, we're going to flip it over. We're going to take our butyl tape and we're going to run it right along this edge, covering all the holes where we're going to be securing our screws through.Once you get your butyl tape, you cen go ahead and peel off your paper. When we mount it, you're going to notice these. These need to be to the sides. Slide it right down in the hole and then kind of push that into place like this. We're going to have a couple of different types of hardware that is going to come in the kit. You're going to have a bolt like this, or a few of them. These are going to be to sink this down or to secure this down. You're going to have four. They're going to be a little bit shorter. They're going to be like this. They're going to have a little bigger heads. So those are to hold your event down to this piece, which they're going to attach right in here.Then you're going to have four screws that are going to have a flat head on them. Those are going to mount to the inside once we put our inside trim piece on. So you just want to make sure you're using the correct bolts in the correct places.Next thing we're going to do, we're going to take our vent and we're going to open it like this. This little black knob here, you'll notice how it has the angle. We want this facing back. We're going to set it in place like that and then we'll take our four remaining screws and we're going to run them through these holes, into the brackets that are on this face piece here.What you may find is that if it's not pushing all the way down, you may have to push on it. There is a seal right inside of here to help seal that edge, to keep any water from getting in there. So we may have to push on it just a little bit.Now we're going to take our self-leveling sealant. We're going to run it along our edge here and over all of our screw heads all the way around. The self-leveling sealant is is not going to come in your kit. This is LaSalle Bristol's Xtreme, I highly recommend it. I think once it settles, it looks really nice on here and it works really well. inaudible 00:07:55 here. You want to make sure when you're putting this on, if you put a couple beads like this, make sure those beads are touching. There's not any little gaps or anything in there. Once you have all your sealant put on, go ahead and remove your plastic. Allow your sealer to dry for 24 to 48 hours and you're ready to go.Once we get to the inside, we're going to have our power and ground. Power's going to be marked. We need our 12 volt power coming from our camper or RV. The white with the orange in this particular case is going to be our power. All white is going to be our ground. Your kit's going to come with spade connectors, but I will say the spade connectors are probably not going to fit over these because they're pretty large. So I suggest picking up some larger butt connectors. Take our ground, connect it into the butt connector for our ground wires. And then we will do the same for power. This wire's a little bit thinner than those. If you want to strip back, a little bit long and kind of double it over, get it held in there much better.Now what we can do is we'll pick up our power to our battery, test it out and make sure everything's working together. We have power. Now all that we need to do is we can tape up our wires here, bundle them up. We're going to stick them up inside. And then we're going to put in our cover piece that goes on the outside here. Get our cover.That's going to do it for our look at an installation on the MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent on our 2005 KZ New Vision fifth wheel travel trailer.

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