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Old 07-16-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I need some advice. I am in the process of restoring a 1950 Liner 22'. The interior is completely gutted. I will be replacing all the interior skin so they will be removed at some point and any modifications needed can be done at this time. I want to install an A/C unit but I understand the Liner construction is such that the roof may not support a roof unit. Since the interior skin is off I can sister the c-channel framing to beef it up for a roof unit or install a portable or window unit into a cabinet. I believe this is what a PO may have had at one time. I have an exterior vent at upper cabinet height so a cabinet mounted unit is do-able. It is also located over a wheel well so I believe this will offer the support needed for the unit. If I do use a window or portable unit it is my plan to remove the unit from it's original case and install it into a custom made cabinet. Attached is a picture of the curb side showing the vent I could use for the A/C unit. What do you think?
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Sorry capntom, I have no advice for you on your question. I just wanted to tell you how nice the airstream looks. Very nice!
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well, take a look at your roofline-then take a look at an AS with a roof mounted A/C. for my 2 cents, keeping the clean look of a smooth roof is top notch. a low profile would be my second choice. the a/c units are not that heavy, so a plywood base such as what you'd find over the wheel well should be more than adequate. On the roof-you need to spread the load as much as possible to keep the roof from flexing-which will ultimately cause leaks, or worse. Seeing as you have the inside open-the mounting should be relatively straight-forward. Good luck-it is a worthwhile project.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:47 PM   #4
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I like the idea of keeping the roof line clean. My brother has a 54 Cruiser with a roof top and it kinda sticks up there. Very noticeable. He's going to replace the unit with a low profile. I was considering doing this as well but I'm unsure of putting the 95lbs on the roof of a 59 year old unit that only has c-channels for framing studs then ending up with problems. So I'm really thinking of an upper cabinet custom fit A/C. Still appreciate all your input.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:05 AM   #5
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I agree with your idea of beefing up the wall supports to take the weight of the AC unit. The low profile Carrier units will work fine and only change the roof line a little. Vintage or not, I just don't want to camp in the summer without AC.
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