Thursday, March 30, 2023


Are RV vent fans a good idea?

Editor’s note: Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician.

Dear Chris,
I am in the process of buying a new trailer, and I was wondering if it’s a good idea to have a vent fan installed. I have one in the bathroom but I was wondering about the other two vents — one in the bedroom and one in the kitchen area. The trailer is 27′ long. –Mike

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 2.55.04 PMDear Mike,
I’m a huge proponent of the hi-flow fans, especially the Fan-tastic Fans. I have had some type of fan in each RV I’ve had since these fans came on the market.

They can make an incredible difference in the comfort in an RV almost any time of year, reducing the need for air conditioning, removing odors from cooking and so on, and can help keep pets comfortable.

Of all the fans I’ve tried, the best are the Fan-tastic Fans, hands down. The worst are the Hengs add on fans. I’m two-for-two failures on those with no factory support, and they’re noisier than all get out.

Fan-tastic fans are available on Amazon.


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