Please verify the opening requirement on your Maxxair Fan. If it is
400mm x 400mm you need to purchase an adapter from our Promaster Euro
Pending adapter matches the contour of the OEM roof so a standard RV
style vent mounts to a flat surface. Prevents distorting the roof sheet
metal or vent flange and can be used as an aid for locating the fan.
They are CNC machined out of UV and fire resistant expanded PVC.
The fan mounts to the outside adapter. Fan adapters work with the
Maxxair Deluxe series and the Fan-tastic Vent fans. Please contact us if
you have a Maxxair Plus.
Please note, if you are installing your fan towards the front of the van on the raised portion, you will not need this adapter.
Longer screws than came with the vent fan may be needed.
Fits a 14" x 14" opening.
vent adapter outside dimension is 16 3/4 X 16 3/4. If you are using a
Maxxair vent our adapter fits the deluxe series, other Maxxair fan
vents have a wider flange. You will need a wider adapter. Please call.
strips are expanded PVC and bonded to the roof with a thick bead of
Windoweld. They are more flexible than wood and plenty strong to support
the vent and keep it from jiggling. We double them up when installing
roof top air conditioners. They are essential if the span between the
OEM roof beams is more than 18". They also provide a backing for the
screws that hold up the vent interior bezel. They should be placed 1/4"
away from the edge of the hole so the screws for the vent go into the
strips. They are a generic size and will need to be cut to length. These
strips are not contoured to the van corrugations.
If you order the framing strips they will come in a separate box. Dimensions of the strips are .75" x 1.3" x 38"
The option with butyl tape includes 62" of tape. If
the butyl tape is stuck to the plastic, put it in the freezer for 30
minutes. It will release, then let the butyl tape return to room
We can make adapters for offset locations. Please contact us so we can verify size and location.
Roof Vent Adapter Install procedure: We
recommend 3m Window-weld adhesive which you can get at Napa. Locate and
cut the 14 x 14 hole. You can use the adapter as a guide to mark the
hole. Stay clear of roof supports, obviously. Make a tape line 1/4"
beyond the adapter perimeter. De-gloss the area with a Scotch- brite
pad. No need to scuff. Just dull the paint. Clean with isopropyl alcohol
and let dry thoroughly. Blow dryer if it's wet and/or cold out. Apply
three 1/8" beads of the Window-weld on the face of the adapter. Then
press the adapter down onto the roof until the adhesive oozes out the
sides. It's not necessary to clamp. If you do, use a lot of lightly set
clamps and spread out the clamp force over the whole surface area. Using
the adhesive that oozes out, make a fillet around the adapter with a
double gloved finger. Pull the tape within 15 minutes. Cure is fast on
outside. Let cure overnight and then proceed with the fan install. We
recommend using butyl tape for the fan install. Cover the fan flange
with 1 1/8" wide tape. Place onto of adapter and press down. Then drill
pilot holes through the adapter and into the van roof. If the screws are
going to go into a roof support beam then drill a clearance hole in the
beam. You only want the screw to engage the adapter and outer skin. Use
a step drill to keep from plunging through the skin. You may need
longer screws. Tighten them very lightly against the fan flange. Some
butyl will ooze out which you can trim off. Coat the fan flange adapter
and onto the roof about 1/2" with brush on bed-liner or Flexseal from
the TV guy works well. Some sealants will melt the fan plastic so you
might try it on a portion of the interior bezel first. You'll cut a lot
of that piece off. Good idea to check the integrity and reapply the
sealant every so often. Dicor self leveling sealant also works but looks
a little messy.
If you have questions about this product you can call Hein at 541-49O-5O98
Van owner and/or installer assumes all risk associated with
roof top mounted items and/or components. Van owner and/or installer
recognizes and agrees that this product, and each of its component parts, is
sold ?as is? and that seller makes no representation or warranty of
merchantability that the product is fit for any particular purpose.