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Old 10-13-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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A/C relocation

My 63 19' Gt has a coleman A/C that PO mounted on the rear 14x14 vent.I would like to move it forward between the front and rear vents. I assume that I would need to reinforce the roof after cutting a new hole for the A/C.Is this operation advisable? Thanks...........
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I mounted a Penguin between the vents in my '59 Tradewind. You have less length, but only two vents to worry about instead of three.

Mounting the A/C between the vents will center it above the axle, which is a good thing. You want to pick a location between two ribs, which are easy to find by looking for vertical rivet lines. You might want to remove the interior wall sheeting on one side to make it easier to run the power and drain line. The drain line will probably end up in a wheel well.

The instructions that come with the unit will tell you to use wood to frame the space between the ribs. I used aluminum channel, which I think is less likely to rot. It's not a hard project.

And you will be pleased with the results. Your Airstream will look happier with the A/C unit centered over the axle.
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And you will be pleased with the results. Your Airstream will look happier with the A/C unit centered over the axle.
I mounted mine from the rear.

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Mine also came with an ugly big a/c right at the rear. I tossed it, put in a Fantastic Fan in it's spot and put a Carrier lo profile in the center. Looks so much better!!!
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:24 PM   #5
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Are any peices needed to sandwhich between the ext. & int. alum. for support?
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Yes, you need either wood, aluminum, fiberglass, or something structural to sandwich between the inside and outside to frame the 14" square opening. The stronger the better.

The pieces need to be supported and attached to the structural ribs.
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