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Old 06-27-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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Adding Air to 1969 Caravel-Help

I have purchased a 1969 Caravel and would like to replace the furnace with an airconditioning unit. My trailer will be in Texas quite a bit, and I really need air more than heat. Has anyone done this? Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:33 AM   #2
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Ahhhhh, cool air....

Hello,

I am clueless on what exactly to do... I am actually quite mechanically challenged. However, most good folks here are quite talented in that area! My hubby and I have a 1963 Bambi and we have installed a room airconditioner under one of the couches to vent into the cabin. It isn't finished yet so my husband's thread (search NorCal Bambi floor replacement) probably won't give you much... however, I think that the following thread might have details, if I remember correctly. http://www.airforums.com/forum...ler-11687.html

Anyway, I would do a search and read through the threads. Lots of people post pics and all so you can see what they did!

Good luck!

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Old 06-28-2006, 06:36 AM   #3
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Ac

I just installed a Carrier Air-V (low Profile) unit on my '65 globe trotter.

Here is the thread http://www.airforums.com/forum...ter-23177.html

the job turned out taking a little longe because I had to run power to it.

As for yours, you could look into the air-v and have it sitting ontop, which is likely the most efficient place for an ac. I have seen a unit from Dometic that can be installed on the floor, but you have to cut a hole in the outside. I seriously thought about it but decided to stick with what I've seen work already.

One thing you might consider is a portable unit. If your heater is big enough, when replaced you might be able to slide an AC into it's place. The exhaust could use the existing vent. There are a number of good places online to buy portable units. One site located in texas is called www.compactappliance.com

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A/c ?

You could always try and get some advice from these folks :

Sorry, couldn't resist posting this photo. Good luck with the A/C there are quite a few members that have added both rooftop and portable type A/C's, just use the search function above.
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Great Pumpkin,

Your picture is a little red x.... anyone else have trouble viewing the pic? Or is it my ISP again?

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SOB's are sure getting ugly.................

Have to say, that's alot of cooling for the small space. Maybe the AC nise cuts down on the generator noise.
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Do it right

Reference the answer I put in your other posting on this subject.

If you dont have an AC installed already, or if you do, Put in a new Carrier or Duo Therm Penguin. The low profiles! They work great and don't overwhelm the size of the Caravel. The 69 has an interior roof paneling that has two parallel raised areas. A special roof panel has to be made up to make a level interior mounting surface. The 69 has provisions for condensation drain...you will need it here in Texas. If I ever get a camera I will post pics.
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Reference the answer I put in your other posting on this subject.

If you dont have an AC installed already, or if you do, Put in a new Carrier or Duo Therm Penguin. The low profiles! They work great and don't overwhelm the size of the Caravel. The 69 has an interior roof paneling that has two parallel raised areas. A special roof panel has to be made up to make a level interior mounting surface. The 69 has provisions for condensation drain...you will need it here in Texas. If I ever get a camera I will post pics.
Melody Ranch...do you recommend anyone in Texas to do the work?
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Randy Roland @ North Dallas RV. 800-359-6378. 2630 I-35E, Dallas,Texas , 75006. You will like visiting this place right dead damn in the middle of the worst traffic in the world...has to be....but worth the trip.
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I worked in downtown Dallas for years with SWBT...family is still in that area. What is a Palomino...keep in mind I am a newbie and a female one at that!! Also, when I say, "I did this...." I am usually referring to hiring someone to have it done...lots of these messages are Greek to me. Y'all will have to say "How would I explain this to my Mother?" for me to understand.
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SOB's are sure getting ugly.................

Have to say, that's alot of cooling for the small space. Maybe the AC nise cuts down on the generator noise.
Where is Kiln, MS? My family originated from Lawrence, CO, MS...still lots of cousins in that area.
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Where is Kiln, MS? My family originated from Lawrence, CO, MS...still lots of cousins in that area.
Kiln (pronounced "KILL") is in the SW corner of the State of Mississippi just north of I-10. Closest town of note would be Waveland and Bay Saint Louis. Just a crossroads town with no real industry. Grown some since Katrina with all the displaced people from "The Coast". Great place to live.

I know where Sevierville, TN is and that's a very nice place.
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