Originally Posted by Jabreyd13
Lastly, most of my vents on top are either cracked or have issues and I want to replace them and need to know where to look for good replacement parts for my new (old) airstream. Also, my lighting is quite dim at night and with work, I need to have better lighting inside. Suggestions?
Definately get the cracked vent covers replaced asap, and I would check to make sure the new covers seal well. You can also lose cooling air through door and window gaskets, so it would be good to check these out as well.
If you are able to locate the rig under some shade, you should find things much more comfortable as well. Other things that contribute to your overall comfort include window insulation (we use the silver type you often see displayed in car windshields), or tinting, or window awnings. You can also insulate the roof vents form the inside with styrofoam when not in use.
The Armstrong AC on our 76 is orgininal to the unit. It cools effectively but sounds like a freight train when the compressor kicks in. We're use to the noise though, and it drowns out the Univolt buzz, so we're keeping it as long as she'll run.