Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 23 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #427
    tomtnt
    Participant

    The fan that is supplied with the fan kit has a high profile base – the one pictured in the manual and on CLC’s demo teardrop has a nicer low profile base – anyone know if you can buy a replacement base for the Fan-Tastic?  the high profile base is sorta ugly how high it sticks up….

    #431
    JakeM
    Participant

    I bought my fan from amazon, but we must have ended up with the same one because I thought the same thing.  But, after a few days I got used to the look of it and I forgot about it.

    #432
    friz
    Participant

    I would guess that John was able to disassemble his fan and mount it with the flange on the inside. Lower profile but maybe harder to get a good seal against the elements.

    #433
    friz
    Participant

    Nope. I was wrong. Flange is on the outside. Maybe he modified his fan?

    #435
    tomtnt
    Participant

    well, there’s also the problem that the vent with the high profile base is too high if you ever intend to install the roof racks…

    #436
    Eric
    Participant

    No, its not too high for roof racks. I have just installed both fan hatch and racks (both purchased from CLC).  There is however only 3/8″ -1/2″ clearance between the center of the hatch  and a straight line between the tops of the load bars. If a kayak is dead center over the hatch, the hatch needs to stay closed.  Alternatively if one has kayaks on Autoloaders (on their side, one each side, for example) the hatch should be more functional without removing kayaks.

    #437
    friz
    Participant

    I just finished my fan opening last night and dropped the fan in. More annoying then the height outside is how it recesses the controls above the bezel. I may be in the market for a replacement.

    #438
    friz
    Participant

    #440
    derek0
    Participant

    Hmmm…looks like maybe we shouldn’t glue the 2 hatch spacers together.  That way at least the controls won’t be recessed beneath (above) the hatch flange trim.

    Fritz, do you think your fit will allow for unencumbered control of the dome elevator knob?

    #441
    friz
    Participant

    I thought about that. I plan to install the headliner kit, and it appears to tuck under the bezel. I’m afraid loosing that spacer may mess up the headliner install. Operating the controls will be possible, just knuckle busters.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by friz.
    #443
    cpieper
    Participant

    Could the inner spacer be chamfered (or rounded) with a router and then the opening in the bezel enlarged a bit? That might ease the knuckle busting… I don’t have my fan yet, so I can’t perfectly visualize whether or not this is feasible. Thoughts?

    #447
    friz
    Participant

    I am tempted to cut the flange off, let the bottom rest against the bezel, and glue it in with a fillet of silicone.

    #616
    SOMDTD
    Participant

    CLC’s vendor changed the fan flange but kept the part number the same.  They contacted the vendor and are getting the older, lower profile fans in for new orders next week.  If you haven’t installed the fan I would contact CLC and ask them about exchanging it, if it is an issue for you.

    #647
    eschlepp
    Participant

    I returned my unused high profile fan to CLC for the correct low profile fan. If you are going to do this save your original fan box. I did not and had to whine quite a bit for them to accept it in return. That being said, in the usual CLC style, they respected my request and rationale and sent the right unit.

    #648
    tomtnt
    Participant

    do you think the will take my used, previously glued, previously painted fan back??  =)

     

    seriously though – it was their mistake.. shouldn’t have shipped those high profile fans out in the first place.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 23 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.