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Old 07-14-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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A/C recommendations

Reluctantly considering adding a roof A/C unit to my 55 FC. I hate the way they look on vintage trailers but am beginning to think it may be the best solution. Anyone else done this on a 50's trailer?
What is the lowest profile unit currently available?
Will it fit in my existing vent opening?
I am guessing it is not pre-wired for AC power...
How do I handle the considensate?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:10 PM   #2
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You may want to look up Kevin Katz here on the Forums and send him a PM. He has installed an A/C in his 1965 Caravel and might have some insight.
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:20 PM   #3
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I know Kevin. 60's trailers are generally pre-wired and have standard 14" openings. Not sure the same is true for 50's trailers...
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:55 PM   #4
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i am rebuilding a 48 Liner and it will receive a self contained Dometic Truck AC, which mounts inside one of the beds. Heat is discharged through a vent on the bottom and the cold air is plumbed to the top of the cabinet next to the bed.
I know those units are very expensive, but we did not want the look of an AC on the top of a Vintage camper....
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:12 PM   #5
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How expensive?
What model?
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:11 PM   #6
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dometic model Blizzard self contained unit, ASCDQ10 with 1.5KW electric heat, remote thermostat and control, interface cable, $2300.-
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:05 AM   #7
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Retailer?
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:42 AM   #8
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i get it locally through our dometic rep that provides equipment for the company i work for. But there are several truck places, that sells it. check on dometic page for a retailer in your area :-)
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Just curious, how are those truck units on noise level inside compared to a roof unit?
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i have not installed it yet, soi can not comment, but i do know , those units are installed inside the sleeper of a truck, so they cant be very loud.
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I've got an AC tech who's going to take a 15k btu window unit and convert it to a split unit with the condenser venting through the floor and the evaporator under the bed in the rear. Cool air will be ducted to a center trunk line on the ceiling.
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Interesting idea

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I've got an AC tech who's going to take a 15k btu window unit and convert it to a split unit with the condenser venting through the floor and the evaporator under the bed in the rear. Cool air will be ducted to a center trunk line on the ceiling.
Cost?
Please PM me contact info for AC Tech. I am in Houston.
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What about roof mount a "modern" unit then make or have made, a metal cover to "replicate" the retro look?
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