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Old 08-19-2011, 08:10 AM   #1
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Carrier A/C

I have the opportunity to buy a used Carrier model
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13,500 Btu/h 115V
I have read that all Argosys after a certain date were pre plumbed and wired for a/c. I have searched for the info but not found out yet if this actual model will fit. I am thinking it should, that they are mostly similar. Here is a pic of the unit. I have read that the wiring is 104 inches from the first cross member going rearward from the front endcap. Is that standard for all trailer lengths?
Any info or advice is, as ever appreciated.

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Old 08-19-2011, 08:28 AM   #2
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All the 70s trailers were wired for AC. The location depends on the model of the trailer. I would call Jackson Center to get the location for your trailer. You will need to add interior support between the inner and outer skins before you can attach the AC unit.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:07 AM   #3
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Just left a message at Jackson Center for a call back, thanks!
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Those Carriers do not attach to the drain lines, instead they use a "slinger wheel" to splash the condensate against the hot condenser. This both evaporates the condensate and increases the effectiveness of the condenser. That's the theory, anyway. It might work in Arizona or New Mexico, etc..., but it doesn't work where there is moisture in the air. Like here in Little Rock for instance.

Also, Carrier has exited the RV business so there will be no support at all. I put a Carrier on my Excella three years ago and it works fine other than the water draining onto the roof. However, I wouldn't do it again even if I could.

Of course, if you are getting a really good deal, that would be different.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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Not sure what a "really good deal" might be. I have never (locally) seen them for less than $500.00 and this one is asking $350.
Would I be better served to wait and go with a different make do you think? Whats the reliability of these units, anybody know?
Thanks for the input by the way.

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:56 AM   #6
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I decided to pass on the purchase. Like a London buss, if you miss one there will surely be another one along real soon.
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