WHY YOU DEFINITELY NEED ONE Vent fans are very important in a van build. Even if you don't think you need air conditioning, you will definitely want to install a vent fan. They help tremendously to keep the van cool on hot days and suck all the moisture out when you're cooking.
Anywho, do Van roof vents work?
Unfortunately, a van roof vent is often an overlooked accessory that does a big job of keeping tradesmen potentially safe and their vans more comfortable. A van roof vent is a simple device; it uses wind power from outside the vehicle to pull air from inside a vehicle to improve ventilation.
Still, how do you vent a van? Vents installed at the top of the walls or in the roof, will allow hot stale air to escape. Ideally, place vents in both positions to create air flow circulation. You'll need to cut holes in the side of the van to fit the vents but the products are low cost.
For all that, what is a fantastic fan?
FANTASTIC VENT. Breathe natural, fresh ambient outside air. Almost a century of combined experience in the recreational and commercial vehicle industry, along with aviation and automotive technology. Fan-Tastic Vent will exchange the air in your vehicle in minutes.
Do Van roof vents stop condensation?
The best and most effective way in reducing condensation is through ventilation. It is necessary to have a constant airflow throughout the van bringing cooler, drier air in and pushing humid air out. ... A more extreme way is to install electric venting fans, one at each side of the van.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Maxxair 00-05100K MaxxFan Ventillation Fan with White Lid and Manual Opening Keypad Control
It has controls at ceiling
Built-in Rain shield
10 fan speeds; Intake and exhaust
MaxxFan, a new, one-of-a kind ventilator system that protects your RV interior always in any weather rain or shine
A complete all in one system that fits standard 14 inch x 14 inch
Includes a powerful 3-speed fan
Easy to remove interior insect screen, simply rotate four retaining knobs to remove for cleaning
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
Fan-Tastic Vent RV Roof Vent, 3-Speed Manual Crank RV Vent Fan, Smoke Dome RV Vent Cover - 1200 Series - White
MODEL 1200 - This lightweight, compact, and durable vent fan seals tight when not in use. Powerful 12 in, 10-blade fan quickly moves air in and out of cabin.
THREE-SPEED FAN - The core of this truly fantastic ventilation solution is a high performance rotary fan that features three blade speeds; low, medium, and high.
NO NOISE - Warm and stale air out, fresh and clean air in. Dometic FanTastic Vent does it in a matter of minutes. It’s pleasantly quiet and energy saving, too.
EASY TO USE - The manual lift dome ensures the FanTastic Vent is easy to use.
PERFECT FIT - Fits standard 14 inch x 14 inch openings. White, high profile base and smoke dome.
Maxxair 0004500K MaxxFan Smoke Standard Remote Fan Lid
Fan Speed: 10 Speed
Lid Opening: Electric
Controls at ceiling
Intake & Exhaust
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Fan-Tastic Vent 801250 1250 Series Vent - White
Fits standard 14" x 14" openings
Three fan blade speeds
Manual lift dome
Reversible air flow
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
Ventline VP-543 12V Smoke Van Roof Air Vent
Package Dimensions: 15.0 L x 21.8 H x 21.8 W (centimeters)
Package Weight: 0.839 kilograms
Country of Origin: China
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Fan-Tastic Vent RV Roof Vent with Thermostat and Rain Sensor, Manual and Automatic Speeds 12 Volt RV Vent Fan, Smoke Dome RV Vent Cover - Model 7350 - White
HIGH PERFORMANCE ROTARY FAN - The core of this truly fantastic ventilation solution is a high performance rotary fan which is firmly integrated in the roof window, and can be adjusted as required. Simply set the desired temperature on the remote control and the fan motor will start and stop automatically as the interior temperature of the vehicle exceeds or drops below the selected temperature level.
RAIN SENSOR - This vent features a rain sensor that automatically closes the dome when wet and reopens once the sensor dries. The built-in manual knob allows for closing the dome in an emergency.
VARIABLE SPEED - The powerful yet compact Dometic Fantastic Vent has fixed, manual speeds or automatic variable speeds to get the airflow precisely as you want. It’s simple reverse switch changes the fan direction, drawing air in or out of the vehicle.
ACHIEVE THE IDEAL ON-BOARD TEMPERATURE – For true comfort at your convenience, the Fantastic Vent has a built-in thermostat to take care of maintaining your desired temperature.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES - Two-wire 12V DC hook up, remote control with wall cradle, white high profile base, smoke dome, and fits standard 14" x 14" openings.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
Maxxair Vent Corp 00-04000K Maxxfan Plus Vent 14" 12V White
Remote control models now include backup controls at ceiling, a MaxxFan exclusive
Fan runs with lid closed to circulate air (Ceiling Fan Mode)
Flush mounted, easy to clean keypad controls fan speed, thermostat, air intake and exhaust
Installs into all standard 14 inch x 14 inch RV roof openings
White lid, manual opening
Fan Speed - 10 Speed
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
SOLATEK Solar Ventilation Fan with Battery for Boat, Yacht, Camper, Home, White
Fully powered by solar energy, extremely quiet and water resistant
[Noted] Please install the solar vent horizontally and make sure the installation location will not be covered by shadow, trees, buildings and so on or will effect the charging efficiency of the solar vent.
With IN/OFF/OUT switch and built-in rechargeable battery, after full charge in the day time, it can work 6-8 hours at night (with no sunlight), don't worry if the fan is not working at the moment, after 2 days sunshine it will start spinning again.
Comes with intake, exhaust blade can move the air up to 1000 cu.ft. per hour when with sunlight and 900 cu.ft per hour at night
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
MAXXAIR 00-003700 Mini Vent - 14", White
Protects your interior from rain when open or closed!
10.5" opening with manual closing baffle for ventilation when you need it!
Performance to keep any space fresh and comfortable
The perfect replacement for non-powered bathroom and galley vents
Pick The Right Vehicle When choosing your stealth camper, pick something inconspicuous that won't stand out. Standard white cargo vans and mini vans are good choices. You want something that doesn't look like it is set up to sleep in.
Take, for example, ridge vents. The majority of roofing experts agree that ridge vents are the most effective and cost-effective roof vents available. Without baffles (blinders that prevent outside air from crossing over the vent), a ridge vent may create almost no ventilation at all.
Conversion van camping doesn't give you the luxury of life in an RV, nor the discomfort of sleeping in a tent. It can be tough to safely heat a van at night, but it's cheap compared to an RV, and you can go places they cannot. We spent more than 25 nights sleeping in our conversion van last year.
In the summer, insulation can help prevent excessive amounts of heat from building up in the camper van. In the winter, less heat will escape from a properly insulated van. No matter the weather, insulation can keep you more comfortable and reduce heating and air conditioning costs.
To sleep in your Transit van, you'll need to choose a good bed and bedding, have proper ventilation, learn how to control the temperature inside of the van, find the right location to park and secure your van for the night. ... Well, you can, but it's not going to lead to a very restful night of sleep.