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Old 02-26-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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'67 Caravel Airconditioner recommendation

Hi everyone. I'm almost finished with my one year Caravel restoration. I have the polishing to do and an AC to get running or replace. I'll try to find someone to repair the original Armstrong AC. The motor runs, but there is no cool air. In case I can't get it repaired can you save me some time and tell me the best AC to buy and the best size.

I believe I've heard before that the 11,000 btu would be best, but what kind. The Penguin, the Brisk or what?

I appreciate your help.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Did anyone respond to this? A/C is a priority in Texas. Would like a low profile, but was told it would not work with Caravel...

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Did anyone respond to this? A/C is a priority in Texas. Would like a low profile, but was told it would not work with Caravel...

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The profile of the AC has nothing to do with what trailer it fits on.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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I have some experience here..

I used a low profile Carrier on both my Caravels and the Flying Cloud, and the 21 ft. 94 Sovereign. As Andy said...the profile means nothing to the fit. (There is a small interior unit fit problem with the 94.) In Texas I have found that the 15000 is the only way to go and be comfortable. The 13000 just does not have the "umpfff" needed. If you don't get in a hurry you can still find a Carrier LP in stock at some locations...and they show up at places like Colaws.
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