Originally Posted by Cochese
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.