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MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent with 12V Fan Installation - 2018 CrossRoads Zinger Travel Trailer

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How to Install the MaxxFan Deluxe Roof Vent with 12V Fan on a 2018 CrossRoads Zinger Travel Trailer


Speaker 1: Today we're in a 2018 Crossroads Zinger Travel Trailer. We're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Maxxfan Deluxe Roof Vent with 12 volt fan, part number MA00-06401K.So here's what our Maxxfan Deluxe roof vent with fan looks like once we have it installed. Now, this is going to allow all that stale hot air to escape out the room so we can enjoy our time inside of our toy hauler, not to mention having all those fumes when we have our toys inside, getting them a space to escape. Our fans going to have a total of four different speeds. And with a simple push of a button right here on the top of the fan, we can cycle it through. And even with the fan on high, it's still relatively quiet to where we can hold a conversation without really having to get loud.If we come over to the other side, we'll have this turn knob here where we can manually open or close the lid so we can either let air exhaust out or if we close it while the fan's still going, the fan will go into ceiling fan mode and it's going to push the air down, and it's going to circulate the air inside a lot better.The fan itself is going to have a 12 inch diameter and 10 blades on it.

And the fan's going to be capable of moving 900 CFMs, which is going to be cubic feet per minute, which is going to be great for our toy hauler here.On the outside our Maxxfan is going to have a built in rain cover. It's going to keep all that rain and debris out of the fan and we're not going to have to worry about mounting a separate component. It's going to have a sleek design to it. It's going to sit rather low. And when it's closed, at the highest point it's going to be right about five inches and when our vent is fully open, it's going to be right about nine and a half inches.And when our vent is open we are going to have this screen here that's going to keep leaves, other debris and bugs out of our fan.One thing I really like about the design is the fact that if you look here we have these two screws, and it's because our vent and fan is going to mount using these two screws on each side so this ring is mounted to the roof.

So if ever on down the road we needed to replace our fan, we're not going to have to peel all this ceiling up and take the trip piece out. We're simply just going to have to pull those four screws out, pull out the fan, and rewire the new one.Now unlike some vents that only have one single arm that holds it open and supports it, a Maxxfan is going to have two arms, one on each side, giving it extra support which is going to hold it up and keep it sturdy, even in high winds.Now if customers are comparing our Maxxfan to the Fan-Tastic vent with a fan. Now, they are similar in size. Most fans are going to be about the same and move about the same amount of air. However, a Maxxfan is going to have one additional speed over the Fan-Tastic vent fan, as well as having that built in rain cover which is going to prevent us from having to buy one of those big bulky ones and install that as well.So now that we've gone over some features and seen what our Maxxfan looks like, let's show you how to get it installed.To begin our installation, we're going to want to remove our old existing vent.

Now if you don't have one, you want to make sure that you have a 14" by 14" square hole that's available in the roof or we're going to have to cut one. But like I said, since we have an existing vent, we're going to go ahead and pull the inside trim ring off first.So we'll take a square of it and remove the four screws holding it in place. With the screws removed you can reach up and we'll just pull that trim ring out. And we're going to go ahead and use this because it's in pretty good shape and it's already precut to the depth we need for our ceiling. So we'll just go ahead and set this aside for right now.Now after we move to the outside where our vent's vented mounted to the room, we're going to have to peel away all this sealant so then we can access to the screws underneath that's holding it in place.

So you can use a putty knife or whatever you have available. And you just want to peel that sealant up so that we can get access to those screws. And make sure you're going to want to get all of it off so we have a nice clean surface to mount the new fan.So with the sealant peeled away exposing the screws we're going to go ahead and take another one of those square bits because that's what's holding it in, and we'll remove all the screws going around the vent.Now, once we have the vent removed, you'll notice that we have quite a bit of sealant leftover sticking to the roof. That's okay. We just want to get the big chunks off because if we try to get all of this off, we're going to end up tearing the material that's on the roof. So we're just going to try to get the big chunks off so it's nice and somewhat clean. And we can get ready to put our new vent in.Now since our vent has a powered fan in it, we went ahead and found a 12 volt power supply as well as a ground wire and routed them through the ceiling and then drilled a hole right here having our wires come out. I do want to mention, our AC unit is going to be really close, but you need a 12 volt power supply rather than the 110 that the AC is going to be using.So now that we have our wires ready, we can go ahead and get ready to mount the ring that's going to be going in the ceiling here. So if grab it out of our kit, we'll see that there's going to be that ring and it's going to have that little gasket in there as well as four clips on the side. You want to make sure that when you mount this in place that the clips are on each side of the camper and not the front and back. But before we put this in place, we're going to need to put some sealant down so we can make sure there's going to be nice water tight seal.So I'm going to be using some butyl tape and we'll just go around the entire exterior where the holes are already there. I'm just going to put a strip going along the edge all the way around. Then come back and remove the paper backing off of it. And we take our trim ring and make sure that it fits and make sure the sealant's going all the way around and all the holes are going to be covered as well.We are get this new hardware in a kit. We're going to have a total of 16 of these screws that we're going to put in place. Now you do want to double check. There will be 16 of those screws but then there's some that have a white head on them and those are going to be for the interior pieces and then we're going to have some of these shorter screws with a larger head on them. There should only be four of these, so we want to make sure we grab the correct hardware when we go to put it in place.So we're just going to take the screws and going through the trim ring into the roof, we're just going to secure all of them going all the way around. To help seal up around our vent here, just like they had previously, we're going to be using some self leveling sealant. You just want to make sure that you use a good amount and just apply it, make sure you get right around that seam. And we'll go ahead and cover the entire area here. But you don't want to get any in that gasket area.So with the sealant on the roof, we're going to be very careful not to get our hands on it or get the fan on it itself. But we're going need to open up our fan before we set it in. So we'll come to the black knob, pull up on it and we're going to rotate it until it's fully open. That'll give us access to the holes on the side which we're using to mount on those clips that we're on that ring.Now also, it's a good idea to go ahead and pull the wires out and loosen them up so we have room to work with everything and make our connections. They give you plenty of wire so that we can make our connection which will help us out because we're going to leave our fan out and reach over and make our connections in before we set our fan in so we'll actually be able to get to it. Now the wires coming off of our fan do have a label on them. The black wire is going to be the positive wire, and our white wire is going to be our ground. And in our kit they do provide us with some spade terminals, two male terminals and two female terminals.So we're going to go ahead and put the male terminals on the fan directly. So let's take our spade, slide it over the bare wire and we'll crimp it in place. We'll do the same thing for our ground wire. And we can set these wires down for now and then we'll need to identify which ones of the wires is positive and which one is negative. Ours are color coded the same way as our fan, so I'm just going to cut a little bit off the end. I'll strip back my wire and crimp on the other spade terminal. I just want to make sure those are on there nice and tight and that the connection is good. We're going to repeat that for our ground wire as well. Then we're just going to take the two spade, match them up color for color and plug them into each other. And just to help out the connection, not only to stay together but also keep any kind of foreign material from getting inside, I'm going to wrap both of these with some electrical tape. Then as we lift the fan, we can just slowly tuck the wires back inside so they don't get tangled up.Now when we put our fan in place it's very important that we have it sitting in the right direction, and the grate opening here should be towards the back. So let's start tucking some of the wires back, I just want to make sure it doesn't get caught in the fan as we go to put it in.When we go to set our fan down, this outside edge should be on the outside of those metal clips but on the inside to where it sits on the black gasket. We're going to make sure it's seated all the way in there and then we can get ready to put our screws in place. So we'll take our Phillip's screw and we're just going to screw it into that clip. Doesn't need to be extremely tight. You just want to make sure that it goes in all the way and you'll have two. One towards the front and one towards the back. You may need to push down on that fan here to makes sure it seat all the way. We'll go ahead and put the other side in as well.So with our fan secure and mounted, we can go ahead and remove the plastic since we don't have to worry about scratching it or doing any damage now that it's in place. And we can move to the inside and put that trim ring back on the interior. And our fan is going to come with a new trim ring. And it's always a good idea to kind of put it in and double check to see if it's close enough to the ceiling or if it's hanging down because you may need to trim it. NNow you can always use your existing one to where you don't have to trim if it's still in good shape, but we're going to go ahead and take our new and place it in the opening. It actually fits pretty good so we're going to go ahead and use that.They do give you new screws to hold it in place and secure down. They'll have a white head so they blend in with the trim ring and it's going to be a Philips screw. So we can take our Philips bit, and just go through on of the holes and secure it into place. Now with everything in place we can go ahead and test out our fan. So we'll go ahead and turn it on and cycle through all the settings.And that'll finish up your look at the Maxxfan Deluxe roof vent with 12 volt fan. Part number MA00-06401K on our 2018 Crossroads Zinger Travel Trailer.


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