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Old 07-26-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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I have a 63 GT,wanting to move the A/C to middle of trailer so i can install a fantastic fan in the 14x14 hole.Is this advisable?I can drill thru the roof brace to extend tyhe wire for the A/C,but will there be any structural issues when i cut the new 14x14 hole?
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I have a 63 GT,wanting to move the A/C to middle of trailer so i can install a fantastic fan in the 14x14 hole.Is this advisable?I can drill thru the roof brace to extend tyhe wire for the A/C,but will there be any structural issues when i cut the new 14x14 hole?
If you cut into a main bow, you will weaken the shell.

AC's belong between 2 main bows.

You then can cut the hole, and beef it up with stringers, from main bow to main bow, and in between those two stringers, to form a rigid 14 x 14 inch hole.

If you do not, the AC will cave the roof in.

The wiring can be fished between the inner and outer metal and into a roof locker. From there you can direct the wiring to the breaker panel.

If you want to add a drain hose for the AC, you can also feed it thru the inner and outer metal, and then into a roof locker, then down thru a closet and then down thru the floor and underbelly.

Make sure you properly seal the bottom the the AC at it's new location.

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Thanks for the info,can i tie the new stringers to the main bows w/ "L" brackets? looking at the existing ones i cant tell how they are attatched to the main supports that run the length of the trailer.Also ,how can i tell if the axle is shot?The top of the rims are almost even w/the wheel wells.
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Thanks for the info,can i tie the new stringers to the main bows w/ "L" brackets? looking at the existing ones i cant tell how they are attatched to the main supports that run the length of the trailer.

Also ,how can i tell if the axle is shot?The top of the rims are almost even w/the wheel wells.
You ask an easy question, but the only way we can answer your question, since we sell axles, is to direct you to the Airstream Central portion of this Forums, to the axle article that will answer your questions.

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