I’m thinking about getting one of these but I’m worried a MaxxFan Deluxe would interfere with the crossbars of the roof rack. The MaxxFan fits the standard 14″ x 14″ opening, but the hood extends back by about 7 additional inches. I’m worried it would be blocked by the crossbars of the roof rack and unable to open. Has anybody tried using one of these?
I have installed one of these on my build. Love the fan – quiet and you can have it open while it is raining without letting water in. Can’t comment on clearance issues because I do not have roof racks. You also have to ensure adequate clearance to hatch when it is fully open.
Thanks for all of the input. I’m not anywhere close to the fan installation, just trying to plan ahead. I think I’ll go ahead and order the Maxx Fan and just figure out the clearance when I get there. I’ll report back with my successes and failures.