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Old 06-13-2010, 06:05 AM   #477
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Toastie, you are all about stealth when adding the modern into the vintage... I have been told that the original Herh cover fits over the fantastic cover. I have not tried it yet, but saw it on this forum.
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The central air will be a challenge. Yes, the old Hehr cover will fit over the Fantastic cover, but in my case will just add a good coat of wax to the Fantastic cover every year. To keep that old Hehr cover looking good would require compounding and I just don't know if the Fantastic can handle the torque from the compounding.

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Old 06-13-2010, 11:50 AM   #478
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Painted the floor and will finish putting the rest of the interior panels up, polish to mirror finish, then a second coat of paint.

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Old 06-13-2010, 03:52 PM   #479
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.......interior panels up, polish to mirror finish.....

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You going into the traveling tanning bed business?
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:35 PM   #480
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You going into the traveling tanning bed business?
WOW...thats a great idea, twin tanning beds...............
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Gave the vent a good compounding today, wish I could find another.........

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Old 06-13-2010, 08:31 PM   #482
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You have an illness that is yet to be documented. It may become infectious to others. I'm going out to my trailer to clean something............
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:15 PM   #483
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My AC came today, it a Frigidaire Window-Mounted Slider / Casement Air Conditioner Model: FAK085R7V 14-3/16" W x 20-1/4" H x 24-1/2" D, 8,000 btu, Amps (Cool): 7.2. My plan is to turn it into a central air unit, if it doesn't work, I'm out $329.00 and no AC, putting on roof top air is not a option.

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Old 06-15-2010, 05:32 PM   #484
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Frigidaire Window-Mounted Slider / Casement Air Conditioner... My plan is to turn it into a central air unit
Are you planning to set it up to work like a slide-out? (projecting from the side of the trailer when parked and flush when traveling)

...or flush with a plenum for ventilating the compressor?

One nice thing about this unit is that you should be able to power it with one 2000 watt generator.

I can't wait to see how you work it out.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:58 PM   #485
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Gave the vent a good compounding today, wish I could find another.........

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Don't remember it looking that good the last time I saw it.

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Old 06-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #486
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Here's a picture showing the front of AC with panel off. There's a fans in the unit that draws the warm air from inside the trailer over the evaporator coils than out as cold air. The evaporator coils have 132.25 sq. inches of area and the cold air going out is 45.0 sq. inches. I plan to run the cold air thru 3 tubes, 1 to the back 1 in the middle and 1 in the front of trailer. Each tube being 4" dia with 12.6 sq. inches, 3 x 12.6 sq inches = 37.8 sq inches.

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In the below picture, the rectangle will become the plenum, 45.0 sq. inches. The circle's represent the 3 tubes, 4 inches in dia. 37.8 sq inches. Hoping to go with only 2, if not, will go the 3. The tube's will consist of Master Flow 4 In. Metalized R6 Insulated Flexible Duct from home depot.

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The roof mounted A/C has one big advantage - the hot air rises (plus displaced by heavier cool air upwards) to meet the intake...

If you could have a 'thick' partition (hollow) bring the hottest air up near the ceiling into the unit I believe you would really have a good start!
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The roof mounted A/C has one big advantage - the hot air rises (plus displaced by heavier cool air upwards) to meet the intake...

If you could have a 'thick' partition (hollow) bring the hottest air up near the ceiling into the unit I believe you would really have a good start!
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Was planning on using the center FanTastic fan from http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Fan_Tastic_Fan_p/vts-414.htm
to take the hot air out, or a very small fan inside to mix the hot
and cold together, like a ceiling paddle in a home.

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Started putting seals to the door today and what a pain, the pain is finding seals that will work to a door that will not go back the way it was. Plan to attach a seal to the door as show in the pictures then another seal to the door frame, then another seal to the outter flange of door, and if that works will seal the inner door. These type of doors are very cool, but have leaks written all over them.

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