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Old 06-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Installing a roof mounted AC on '66 Caravel. Y or N?

I am considering installing a roof mounted A/C unit on my 1966 Caravel.
Because this trailer is so small, I do not want it to look bad with a big AC unit on the roof. Which AC unit have others used with a small 17' or smaller trailer like this one? Is there a good flush low-profile one?
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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attached file is our new Coleman 9200 btu low profile shroud.. purchased it from recommendations via this forum. The shroud will be painted Metallic Silver prior to the emblem being attached.. Ed (this is my 1st post, hope the picture shows up)
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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My 65 came with a Coleman unit. It's not low profile and I have considered removal, but here in the South we need our AC. I am currently renovating our Caravel and was thinking about painting the Coleman shroud with POR 15 silver, the same as the bumper and hitch. Not sure about using POR 15 on plastic, but I have not read anywhere that I can't. I think that would make it blend with the camper a little more. Just and idea...
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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I thought you might be interested in reading this web page: http://www.airforums.com/forums/show...ferrerid=55255
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:46 PM   #5
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Ours had a duotherm mounted in place of the vent ?? I know right? It has been removed but as Jewel65 said we live in the south and I will be puting a low profile more towards the center (fnatastic vent needed) I do love my collards! I noticed that Airstream had placed the wireing where the AC will be mounted (was not used when ac was installed) I just feel that it will need a little more support.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:11 PM   #6
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I generally camp without AC, but when I do need it, I have a small very efficient 5k unit that mounts in the side window of my Tradewind. It cools well, is quiet and I can operate it using my 1k Honda genny. It works for me!

If I had a Caravel, I would mount it in the bathroom window.

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:16 PM   #7
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If you want to just hit the high spots look at posts 15 and 17 in the link I listed above.

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #8
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AC on 1958 Flying Cloud

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I am considering installing a roof mounted A/C unit on my 1966 Caravel.
Because this trailer is so small, I do not want it to look bad with a big AC unit on the roof. Which AC unit have others used with a small 17' or smaller trailer like this one? Is there a good flush low-profile one?
Thanks
Here is a photo of the Mach 8 just mounted on our 22' Flying Cloud. I'm getting used to it.
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Colonel your install looks great and I'm glad to hear 'you're getting used to it' (from the mach 8 thread I can only assume that means the different noise level.)
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:29 AM   #10
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Colonel your install looks great and I'm glad to hear 'you're getting used to it' (from the mach 8 thread I can only assume that means the different noise level.)
No I was referring to the looks not noise. That is why I painted the shroud silver.
I compromised the originality for my wife who insisted on air. I have not used it but a few minutes because I live on the coast of Oregon. Rarely gets hot enough.
We are going on a several month-one year trip in 2014 so I will be glad I have it then. The noise is tolerable. I read all the post before choosing the Mach 8. I had constraints with cabinets inside and this air box fit better than the Penguin.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:58 PM   #11
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I do like the looks of that one (mach 8) and will be looking for more info on it does it come with a heat option?
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #12
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I did the front window install that was recommended here. Works well, the A/c unit cost me 50 bucks. We don't usually camp much in July and August though. I used it twice in June, it was pretty hot here( in the 90s) and we were at 70 degrees inside.
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