Campervan Roof Vents: Overview
Having adequate ventilation is paramount when trying to create a comfortable living environment inside your campervan. This can be even more so in those hot summer months.
One of the most efficient ways of increasing the amount of airflow into your campervan interior is by installing a roof vent as they offer far superior airflow compared to opening a window.
Some of the latest roof vents even feature built-in smart tech such as automatic hood operation, that can open and close, depending on the weather outside.
Below, we have come up with what we believe are the top 5 roofs vents you can install on your campervan in 2020.
For argument’s sake, all vents featured in this list will fit into a 400mm x 400mm hole.
What are the best campervan roof vents?
Fifth on our list is the very popular Thule Omni-Vent.
With a built-in electronic fan, the Thule Omni-Vent will give you fast and efficient ventilation inside your campervan. The fan features 12 ventilation speeds allowing you to fine-tune the rate of airflow.
The aerodynamic shape of the roof vent decreases the amount of wind drag when travelling. This efficiently cuts down excessive noise when travelling at high speed.
The Thule Vent also comes with an energy-saving function, a power boost function and finally, a safety mechanism to guard against unexpected spikes in voltage, incorrect terminal connection and fan blockage.
And when you want a to restrict the external light coming through the vent, there is a built-in blackout blind, as well as an additional mosquito net.
Coming fourth on our list is the trusted Dometic Fantastic Vent 2250.
This Dometic roof vent features a robust electronic fan that can quickly move air into and out of your campervan.
The fan features three operational speeds (low, medium, and high) as well as an automatic variable speed option. This is then used in conjunction with the built-in thermostat to take care of maintaining your desired internal temperature.
This is a brilliant feature when using the roof vent through the night or whenever you leave pets in the vehicle for an extended period.
The campervan roof vent also features a reverse switch which allows you to change the direction of airflow (exhaust or intake air).
And finally, the external hood is operated via a manual lifting knob.
Coming third on our list is the powerful Turbo Vent by the Italian manufacturing giant Fiamma.
Made from high-quality material, the Fiamma Turbo Vent is both shock and UV ray-resistant. It is also one of the quietest campervan roof vents on our list, especially when operating on its lowest speed setting. This means you will get a peaceful nights rest when using this fan through the night.
The roof fan also has a super cool feature called ‘Polar Control’. This allows the fan to use around 50% less electricity compared to other popular roof-vent brands. This is thanks to its exceptionally efficient electronic circuit which is built into the central unit. The Polar Control System can also regulate the incoming and outgoing air according to the inside temperature of the camper van.
To open up the outside vent, you use a manual central arm. Once in its open position, the central arm offers enhanced stability against high winds as well as when travelling.
There is also an in-built mosquito screen that helps stops leaves and other debris from damaging the fan or entering the campervan.
And finally, The Fiamma Turbo Vent is available with a white or crystal vent housing cover.
2: Dometic Fantastic Vent – 7350
Just missing the top spot in our list of the best campervan roof vents, is the tech-savvy Dometic Fantastic Vent 7350.
This roof vent has a powerful 300mm 10 blade fan that quickly moves air in and out of the campervan interior.
Also built into the unit is a thermostat. This can be used to maintain the temperatures inside your vehicle.
Simply set the desired temperature on the included remote control and the fan will automatically function as the interior temperature of the campervan exceeds or drops below your desired temperature level.
The vent also has the option to reverse the direction of the airflow. Simply press the switch, and the fan will now fill your campervan interior with fresh air while maintaining a quiet atmosphere.
The hood of the Dometic Fantastic 7350 is fully automatic. It comes with an intelligent rain sensor that will close the hood gets wet. This should keep you and the interior of your vehicle dry! It will then re-open once it has dried.
Alternatively, you can operate the dome via the manual onboard switch, or the included remote control.
The roof vent is made from a high-quality material that helps the unit withstand severe weather and impacts.
Coming in at the top spot is the MaxxAir MaxxFan Deluxe 7500
This fan is very popular with the American RV market and has gained a solid reputation as the go-to fan for efficiently moving air in and out of a vehicle interior. The vent can bring both fresh air inside, while at the same time, removing old stale air out.
The vent features a powerful 300mm 10-blade fan motor for supremely quiet operation in your campervan.
The MaxxFan hood opens and closes automatically with the handy remote or, just as a standard campervan roof vent utilising the manual knob built onto MaxxFan frame.
And finally, the MaxxFan features an easily removable interior insect screen. Simply unscrew the retaining knobs to remove the screen for cleaning, all without the need for any tools.
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