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Old 03-07-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hi to all from NZ down here in the south pacific, where we drive on the other side of the road and run our electrics on 240volt. We have just sold our 78 sovereign and heading back to the USA in a week looking to buy another Airstream, something a little smaller this time. NZ roads are way smaller and windyer than those in the US so a smaller trailer will be more practical. We are wondering if it is reasonably easy to remove the roof mounted AC units on Airstreams, any specialist tools required? as we would probably want to replace an original one with a 240volt system once we get one back here, if anyone is able to help with information it would be greatly appreciated, thank you

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Old 03-07-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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Generally there a 4 bolts holding the unit down. They are easy to reach once you remove the air filters or cover inside the trailer and look up into the unit.

Remove them and remove the electric and you should be able to lift the AC off the roof.

The biggest problem is getting enough support on the roof to hold your weight while you lift it off.

If you need help I would be glad to come down.

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Old 03-07-2010, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for that, it sounds like a pretty easy job. Thats real nice of you to offer to come down to help remove it, theres plenty of room here for you to stay and the trout fishing is great.
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