Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-06-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
R n B
 
King O D Road's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
1961 24' Tradewind
Ephrata , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 84
A/C installation

After talking to Andy @ Inland RV and getting the correct location for the A/C unit for our 65 Caravel, I opened up the ceiling and the wiring was right where he said it would be. Now I have the longitudinal stringers to install and the cross rib section etc.for the 14in. square hole. Also some wiring will have to be rerouted to clear the new stringers.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2047.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	328.0 KB
ID:	95627  
__________________

__________________
King O D Road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
Tramp Streamer
Commercial Member
 
ArtStream's Avatar
 
1995 28' Excella
Artist , at Large
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,002
Images: 65
Blog Entries: 1

COOl
__________________

ArtStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 12:58 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
BradS's Avatar
 
2006 22' International CCD
1957 26' Overlander
Plymouth , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 526
Images: 14
What brand AC unit will you be using? Do you need a drain line and if so how will you run it? Im interested in seeing what you do. I will be doing this myself someday
__________________
My 57 Overlander thread ( Holly is her name)
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f97/...eak-62257.html

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"
(Hans Christian Andersen)

WBCCI 10289
TAC MN-69
AIR 11240
BradS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 01:27 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by King O D Road View Post
After talking to Andy @ Inland RV and getting the correct location for the A/C unit for our 65 Caravel, I opened up the ceiling and the wiring was right where he said it would be. Now I have the longitudinal stringers to install and the cross rib section etc.for the 14in. square hole. Also some wiring will have to be rerouted to clear the new stringers.
No need to reroute the wiring.

Drill a hole in the stringer, install a grommet, feed the wire thru the grommet, and it's done.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 01:28 PM   #5
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
drain line

Quote:
Originally Posted by BradS View Post
What brand AC unit will you be using? Do you need a drain line and if so how will you run it? Im interested in seeing what you do. I will be doing this myself someday
A drain line for what "exact" year and length trailer??

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 03:12 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
BradS's Avatar
 
2006 22' International CCD
1957 26' Overlander
Plymouth , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 526
Images: 14
I am wondering if a drain line is needed. Some day I want to add an AC unit ( possibly) to a trailer I will soon be working on. If the inside skins come off in the rebuild I would just add a drain line in case I ever decide to add an AC
__________________
My 57 Overlander thread ( Holly is her name)
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f97/...eak-62257.html

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"
(Hans Christian Andersen)

WBCCI 10289
TAC MN-69
AIR 11240
BradS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 03:13 PM   #7
R n B
 
King O D Road's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
1961 24' Tradewind
Ephrata , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 84
You are right Andy. Except the water pump wire that goes to the switch next to the kitchen window did not have enough slack in it to move it from the center of the 14X14 hole. I had to disconnect it from the switch and pull a cord back out and route it around the opening and back to the switch. I do not plan on putting in a drain line. The A/c that I put on my other trailer does not make enough condensate to run down the trailer side
__________________
King O D Road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 04:37 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
no drain line

Big mistake. If you come to a hot humid area...or sell it to someone there....You will have a mess. Ruins a polish job too. It only takes a second to put in a drain line...even if you don't use it yourself...now.
__________________
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 06:00 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
modarch's Avatar
 
1967 17' Caravel
Thompsons Station , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 125
I agree with Melody- if you ever head south (like TN) condensate will pour out. I would just do it while the skins are off.
__________________
My restoration photos on Picassa:

1967 Caravel

modarch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #10
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melody Ranch View Post
....... Ruins a polish job too.
Yep, it sure did a job on mine. I have the new AC in the Trade Wind, I haven't put in the drain for mine yet but because the inner skins are in I don't have the ability to run the drain between the skins. So, I will be doing the tube through the cabinet and down through the wheel well trick. Put one in now while you have the chance.
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #11
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by King O D Road View Post
You are right Andy. I do not plan on putting in a drain line. The A/c that I put on my other trailer does not make enough condensate to run down the trailer side
We all make mistakes with some of our decisions in life.

If you don't put a drain line in, which is easy and simple to do, you will "WIN" a "BLUE RIBBON" for that mistake, guaranteed.

It doesn't matter what the other AC does, or doesn't do.

And if you ever went south, you will wish you never heard of the words "drain line".

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
easyride's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1973 27' Overlander
1963 19' Globetrotter
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,259
Images: 1
Andy,I thought you said the Carrier unit did not need a drain?? Dave
__________________
easyride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 07:08 PM   #13
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by easyride View Post
Andy,I thought you said the Carrier unit did not need a drain?? Dave
That's correct.

But, I have no idea what King O D road may install.

Probably not a Carrier, since they quit making them.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #14
3 Rivet Member
 
crestonrv's Avatar
 
1948 16' Wee Wind
1964 26' Overlander
2007 19' Bambi
crossville , Tennessee
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 172
Images: 7
Blog Entries: 5
i think i read in 1 of my trade mags that carrier is backing out of the rv bussiness ?
__________________

__________________
crestonrv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converter Installation on a 63 1963tradewin Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 2 08-11-2008 04:46 PM
Maxxfan Installation willyd Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 3 08-02-2008 06:13 PM
A/C installation chuman70 Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 4 06-05-2007 05:24 PM
Floor installation wohtex Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 4 04-15-2006 12:09 PM
a/c installation joecj76 Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 2 03-27-2003 10:29 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.