Fantasic Fan Mounted on the Back Window of the Van

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • As we continue talking about beating the heat, there is nothing more important than having a Fantastic Fan, or some other powered fan to quickly move hot air out of the van. It's truly amazing how much air they can move and how quickly they can cool the van. The problem is that many of us have no extra roof space to put a fan in. Either we have so much solar there is no room on the roof, or we have a fibreglass top in a Class B that is crowded with openings and contours that makes it impossible. What can we do?

    Today my new assistant KC shows us how she had her Fantastic Fan mounted into one of her back doors where the window used to be. It has done a tremendous job of keeping her van comfortable even in the 100-degree heat we've had here in Oregon in the summer of 2018. I've seen just how well it works and highly recommend it to you!

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     28 days ago

    so is back window better than roof as far as cooling? put it in the back window would reduce visibility.

  • joe rolland

    joe rolland

     1 months ago

    Does kc have a YouTube channel? No mention of it on here, thx

  • Bagwell Real Estate

    Bagwell Real Estate

     2 months ago

    With a set up like that what kind of inside temps do you average? Great looking van! I am just now getting into learning about inexpensive rving.

  • Finding Mark In Maine

    Finding Mark In Maine

     3 months ago

    Hi, I am also looking at mounting a Fantastic Fan vertically, my bus is very, very short and was wondering how well it has held up. I only ask because some fans are designed for different mounting such as horizontal vs vertical.

  • David Greeley

    David Greeley

     3 months ago

    It's likely the autobody guy used panel bond which is a product the autoshody shops use to glue replacement panels in autobody repair.

  • Jikan


     3 months ago

    I've just been watching the perforated vinyl video, but comments are disabled. So, I hope it's ok to ask here.
    I'm thinking of putting some on the rear windows of my car that's going to be a micro camper. How does it cope during a car wash? Thanks X
    Ps, it looks fine 😁

  • Ralph Brown

    Ralph Brown

     4 months ago

    JB Weld

  • we3fh1b41wr6e5b4r65t


     4 months ago

    Hi, I'm not sure why but I always seem to get a little audio distortion on your videos.

  • Mailisailor


     5 months ago

    Can you ask KC what auto body shop she used in Prescott. I am in Abq and can find no one to do this job. My roof is fiberglass as well. Thanks

  • Dion Paschini

    Dion Paschini

     6 months ago

    If I meet you on the road would love to get a nap in your van must be very comphy. Thanks Bob always great 🤔🤔🤔

  • Chuck Tennesen

    Chuck Tennesen

     7 months ago

    What about meeting state inspection requirements?

  • Val Adam-Wit

    Val Adam-Wit

     7 months ago

    Bob, KC, could you please share approx how much was the fan install by that company?

  • Georgie Miller

    Georgie Miller

     9 months ago

    AWESOME Idea, KC. I'm going to do my version of this. I'd want it installed like you's and I assume the cover seals tight, but I'd want it to have an inside seal as well.. I'd want security bars on the inside, and over that a tight sealed inside cover, "I hope." If I do that by next year, I will see you at RTR. Wish I had your Hi-top... I have a basic conversion van top. I have standing room only in highest spot just inside the side door....

  • Stan Lee

    Stan Lee

     10 months ago

    This could also be an excellent kitchen exhaust fan!

  • Joni Loverin

    Joni Loverin

     a years ago

    I really like the back window fan and I think I will do this next spring before summer happens, my 12 volt fan is ok but Id like one at both ends for a cross breeze like you have with your usb fan.

  • Kevin Shuman

    Kevin Shuman

     a years ago

    Thanks, nice job

  • Shelly A

    Shelly A

     a years ago

    Great video & KC is a sweetheart! Hope to see lots more of the both of you.

  • Plutoplatters


     a years ago

    I always thought it would be good to mount the fan in the floor in the corner where it wouldn't be stepped on..being completely "stealth" un-seen from the outside. I know heat rises and the roof would be better. I think a floor mount could draw in the same outside air as a roof mount.

  • sammantha lee

    sammantha lee

     a years ago

    yo bob would tht fan work on the roof of a truck......

  • deltatoofow


     a years ago

    @comments stopped on your vinyl window,I just wanted to thank you for inspiring me not just lifestyle but your attitude and manner,thank you Sir