We’ve reviewed the best roof vent fans for vanlife and RV enthusiasts. Each of the fans we’ve reviewed run off 12V DC power and fits into a standard 14”x14” opening in the roof.
While all vent fans are going to make a difference in the amount of cooling in your vehicle, there are two brands that stand out among the rest: Maxxair and Fantasitc fan. Both have stellar reviews on Amazon.com and are the most popular fans on the market.
In our opinion, Maxxair edges out Fantastic. But there are quite a few models to compare. Check out the chart below to see features of the Maxxfan Deluxe.
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Our Pick ↠ Best Roof Vent Fan For VanLife: Maxxair 6200K
When it comes to vent fans, the Maxxair 6200k is the top-of the line manual model and comes with all the bells and whistles. The biggest difference between the Maxxair fan and the Fan-tastic line is the built-in rain cover preventing any moisture from getting inside.
The Maxxair line has 10 speed settings that can be adjusted via dial on the unit. With so many speeds, the fan runs quieter than others at the lowest speed. The highest setting will draw up to 5Amps of power with the lowest going down to 0.2Amps. It also has two lever arms that crank into position keeping the unit stable even in high winds.
The technology of the Maxxair is supreme with a temperature sensor that can be set to kick the fan on at a set temp and directional blade. The multi-directional blades are a big bonus for anyone doing high-intensity activities inside the van such as cooking because it will suck the moisture, smells and fumes right out.
Finally, Maxxair is a sleek, low-profile fan. You can expect this product to add 5” to the height of your vehicle when shut, and 9.3” when fully opened.