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Old 12-24-2015, 10:57 AM   #43
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If you are looking for a cheap way to avoid the unit on the roof ,that does not distribute the air very well, this is not for you. The unit is about $4000 retail.
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:01 AM   #44
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If you are looking for a cheap way to avoid the unit on the roof ,that does not distribute the air very well, this is not for you. The unit is about $4000 retail.
Split system is less than 20% of that cost, but cannot be hidden to preserve the vintage look. Horses for courses, as they say.
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:24 AM   #45
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In most of the split systems, and the rooftop units the supply and return are the same place and you don't get much circulation.
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:31 AM   #46
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could always do something like this
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:55 PM   #47
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could always do something like this
this guy obviously left home w/out his duct tape
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:55 PM   #48
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I am curious if you have a door on your intake so that dust does not work its way up as you travel. On a dusty road it infiltrates your trailer where ever possible.

I guess you will find out based on how often you need to replace the filter.


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Old 12-24-2015, 08:24 PM   #49
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there is a filter on the condenser intake, I'll keep an eye on it
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:26 AM   #50
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:06 PM   #52
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So cool and a beautiful rig both inside and out! A bit off subject, but did you replace the original leaf springs with a torsion axle during your original resto? We're at that point with our '51 and want to keep the low stance which yours still has.
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The trailer has the original leaf springs with a newer replacement axle currently, but I am considering replacing it with a torsion axle, from Colin Hyde. I have only about 2 1/2 inches of travel before the axle hits the frame rail. I understand the torsion axle would raise the trailer about two inches and I could add shocks[I don't have any now]
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finn21,

You could always increase the length of the shackle plates, many off-road folks do this for increased height at a lower cost while keeping the same ride. For once, something really can be "Quick, Cheap and Easy".

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The trailer has the original leaf springs with a newer replacement axle currently, but I am considering replacing it with a torsion axle, from Colin Hyde. I have only about 2 1/2 inches of travel before the axle hits the frame rail. I understand the torsion axle would raise the trailer about two inches and I could add shocks[I don't have any now]

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Old 08-22-2017, 08:43 AM   #56
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The 1951 has been down by the lake all summer, in the sun and the self contained system has worked perfectly, maintaining a constant 74 degrees inside with outside temps in the mid 90's. I have it plugged into a woodshed with two 100 ft 14ga extension cords.The only problem has been that in the spring I had a wild turkey, seeing his reflection, bang his wings and head against the trailer, to the point that there was feathers and blood on the side. There was no dents, but now I am worried about the upcoming deer rut. Anyone ever have trouble with deer wanting to fight their reflection?
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