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Old 04-27-2008, 06:04 AM   #1
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A/C For 63 Safari

I Have A 63 Safari Which I Would Like To Install A Roofmount A/c. I Know That The 120v Fan In The Ceiling Is On It's Own Breaker. When I Replaced The Floor And Had The Lower Interior Skins Off I Did Not See A Drain Tube For The A/c. Does Anyone Know If It Is Possible To Install An A/c In This Unit? Also Does It Install Where The Fan Is Or Do You Have To Cut A New Hole And Reinforce In Between The Interior And Exterior Skins? Also What A/c Unit Is Most Recomended? Any Help Will Be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks, Don

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Old 04-27-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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Hi Don,

A new roof air is generally NOT installed in a fan opening, as there is insufficient bracing present to hold the 100+ lbs. of the roof unit. Many folks he use Carrier low profile units, and the factory just started using them on the Safari Sport line. They also use Dometic Penguins thru the entire line of Airstreams.

If you have your interior skins off, you should see a 14" X 14" re-inforced opening in the area above the axels that will accomodate your roof unit. You also need to run the 120VAC power fed (12AWG) and a 12VDC power line as well for the control voltage. A drain tube is also a must to keep the condensate from draining onto your aluminum and staining it.

I have installed many of these units, and I prefer the Dometic Penguins for their outstanding warranty service and tech support. Carrier makes a nice product, but I have had major issues with them concerning warranty coverage. YMMV!
Lew Farber...RVIA Certified Master Tech...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician
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