I have been considering upgrading the fantastic fan to variable speed. It looks like the 7350 upgrade will provide the update needed to get the variable speed with auto open and close and rain sensor.
The one I have on the camper, came from the factory but I do not see a part number and the manual I got with the camper says nothing about a part number. I have a 3 speed with a switch with in-off-out and a manual lift. It is the one that came with the 2018 XL TAG Outback.
Will the 7350 be an easy installation? Has anyone done this? Will I need a new dome or an I ok with the one that is on currently on the factory fan?
I also have a 2018 xl Outback. I recently did the pwm mod that changes the existing fan to infinite speed adjustments and I’m very happy with it. Have you considered that? It’s much cheaper and you don’t have to worry about getting a good seal on a new one. But you don’t get the other options that the 7350 provides.
The existing 3 speeds on the fan are crazy. As someone put it, too fast, way too fast and hurricane were the 3 speeds.
WayneW, where did you get the PWM, do you have a link to the place?
There are many write-ups on the mod but the best I found was:
The controller I bought was from Amazon, currently $9.99 + $5.99 shipping. Unique goods 6V 12V 24V PWC DC Motor Speed Controller CCM6C. There are many others, but people mentioned that some cause a high-pitched whine. This one did not.
I mounted the controller in the right side rear of the fan and the speed control knob in the right side front of the fan by the raise/lower knob.
Good Information WayneW, but the PWM that you link, has only 2 ratings and they were bad. Are you sure this was the one you used?
I wonder if this one is better.
That’s the one I ordered, but I don’t think I would order something with that poor of a rating history! Maybe a supplier changed or ????
Regardless, yes, I would try something like what you have identified before I’d buy what I did, even though mine is working fine!
Here are some extensive threads from the TaB forum regarding the PWM MOD and the 7350 upgrade.
Sharon | Westlake, Ohio | 2017 TaB CSS
I used the Rio Rand controller you linked. It works well and does not make noise. It is what most of the guys in the TAB forum used
2020 Tag XL Boondock, 2015 Toyota 4Runner, Northern California
You know I contemplated that mod quite a bit, but ended up switching out the fan to a Maxxfan Deluxe. It’s a bit more expensive but I have zero regrets. The Fantastic Fan that came with my 2018 Boondock was loud and really didn’t move as much air as I wanted (on blow could hardly feel the breeze at bed level). The Maxxfan is so much quieter, comes with a self covering lid (so don’t need an additional cover plus it retracts providing an overall lower height to the camper. Multiple speeds, remote so you don’t need to sit up to adjust, more air movement on suck and blow, and a set table temperature sensor. It’s such a better option.....
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Hi Jay, I'm glad that you are happy with your Maxxfan Deluxe. We are wanting to get a Maxxfan Deluxe for the same reasons.
2021 TAG XL Boondock
I am going to try the PWM this summer and save the Maxx Fan upgrade for a winter project. I guess I just like to tinker....
Just to bring everyone up to date, The PWM was a easy install and took about 2 hours, start to finish and I am no expert on electrical tasks. This now makes a fantastic fan a super fantastic fan and very quiet. We will see if this lasts.
I hope the PWM lasts. I noted a number reviews which indicated a quality issue in the long run. That is keeping me from the mod.
Please please keep us updated in six months.
I just installed the RioRand PWM controller mentioned above on the Fan-tastic Fan in our 2017 [email protected] It modulates the fan speed smoothly from a bare whisper to the original semi-tornado mode. There's no detectable noise from the controller, even at the slowest speed.
The reference suggested above by @WayneW was a big help, especially the before and after schematic.
Nomatter the speed of the 3 speed in the TAG, it calls for a tail rotor to be installed to steer properly.