MaxxFan Deluxe Offers Improved Performance

April 4, 2013 by · Comments Off on MaxxFan Deluxe Offers Improved Performance 

MaxxFan Deluxe ventilation systems

Airxcel Inc. has improved the performance and durability in its MaxxFan Deluxe line of RV ventilation systems, according to a press release. Wichita, Kan.-based supplier Airxcel acquired Maxxair Vent Corp. last October.

Fitting standard 14-inch by 14-inch roof openings, the MaxxFan Deluxe provides over 1,000 cubic feet of air per minute and is equipped with a built-in rain shield. It features a powerful, 12-volt fan motor and 12-inch diameter, 10-speed fan that can run with the lid closed to circulate air in ceiling fan mode.

Available in translucent white or smoke tint vent lid colors, the MaxxFan Deluxe utilizes twin lid-lifting arms to eliminate lid fluttering in high winds or when driving. It also features a built-in, easy-to-clean interior fan insect screen.

MaxxFan Deluxe manual opening models utilize a lid opening knob that locks the lid in place. A flush mounted, easy-to-clean keypad controls the fan’s on/off, one-touch thermostat settings and air intake/exhaust speed.

MaxxFan Deluxe electric opening models feature an electric motor to open and close the lid automatically when in the auto mode or with the touch of a button on the hand-held remote control. All electric opening models feature a flush-mounted keypad for fan operation in the event that the hand-held remote is misplaced.

OEM installation is easy with wall controls that feature plug-and-play data cable connections.

The company recently introduced six new Deluxe fan models to meet the needs and demands of OEMs. Aftermarket models of the MaxxFan Deluxe fan have a starting retail price of $325.

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Mel Adams: RV Industry On Way to Recovery

May 14, 2010 by · Comments Off on Mel Adams: RV Industry On Way to Recovery 

The more than 400 employees of Suburban Manufacturing in Dayton, Tenn., received news this week that the recreational vehicle industry that it serves is on the path to recovery from the depths of the economic downturn, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

“Sales have doubled” for the industry, said Mel Adams, president and CEO of Airxcel Inc., Witchita, Kan., Suburban’s parent company.

Adams made his comments as he visited the Dayton plant in observance of what the recreational vehicle industry is promoting as its centennial year.

The deep economic recession caused people to tighten their budgets and habits, but the RV industry has seen people adjust to fluctuations with gas prices, he said.

“They may not go as far,” Adams said, but “boomers are still coming and retiring.”

Airxcel acquired Suburban in March 1998 and made the Dayton operation a division. Airxcel manufactures heating appliances and air-conditioning and other specialty applications. The company began as Recreational Vehicle Products Inc. in 1991 and changed its name in 1997.

Suburban Manufacturing Co. began in 1948, originally making clothes dryers and heaters. Later it introduced RV gas furnaces and cooking appliances to its product line.

Adams thanked employees for their contributions in the RV industry. He additionally offered special congratulations to the 76 people who had worked 30 years or more with the company.

“It’s a great place to work for a local boy,” 41-year employee Clayton Conley said. “Suburban sets a standard to work by” for their employees and products, he said.

“We’re so proud,” said Adams as he handed a plaque and gift certificate to Jesse Fine, an employee since 1960. “It’s an outstanding achievement.”

“I was never one to quit a job,” Fine said.

Concluding the celebration, Adams said, “The future needs to be on the people” who build the chassis and water heaters.

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