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Old 06-15-2006, 07:17 PM   #15
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BUT and this is a BIG BUT, the rig was not wired for AC as previously posted. Whoever stated that the 65 was wired for AC should note that not all of them were wired......Doug
Doug, I apologize for giving you bum information. Airstream has stated, and others here on the forum have affirmed, that beginning in 1964, all were prewired and preplumbed for A/C. Hopefully your coach is the exception proving the rule.
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:28 PM   #16
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Doug, I apologize for giving you bum information. Airstream has stated, and others here on the forum have affirmed, that beginning in 1964, all were prewired and preplumbed for A/C. Hopefully your coach is the exception proving the rule.
No Worries. Actually looking back I sorta expected the worse and only confirmed it when I popped the hole. Oh well, I love my rig but I'm not afraid to put a whole in it to make it work.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:44 PM   #17
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On most of the new Carriers, there is a design that routes the condensate water over to the blower where it is dispersed on to the condenser coils....keeping them cool and getting rid of the water at the same time. Very nice design, IMHO! Their low profile designs RULE!!!!
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:57 PM   #18
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Drain question?

Hey Lew.........When I put the low profile on the 66, no drain, it poured water all over the side. Instructions show optional drain fitting...which I was going to ASAP. Wazzup? I'd rather avoid the drain line problem. On the 69 I have the drain line in place, original, same drain instructions came with this cooler too. Any more info on your "over the coils" remedy would be appreciated. Much less trouble. Thanks.
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Hey Lew.........When I put the low profile on the 66, no drain, it poured water all over the side. Instructions show optional drain fitting...which I was going to ASAP. Wazzup? I'd rather avoid the drain line problem. On the 69 I have the drain line in place, original, same drain instructions came with this cooler too. Any more info on your "over the coils" remedy would be appreciated. Much less trouble. Thanks.
The last Carrier that I installed had a plastic pan that channeled the water back to the blower and then up to the condenser coils. It was not a low profile unit though. I assumed that this nifty design was universal to all of their models....maybe not. I'll check to see if I still have the install instructions. It was about a year ago, but I'll check tomorrow. Over and out!
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Old 06-16-2006, 08:34 AM   #20
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Doug, I assume there was no drain line in place, either? Do you suppose its possible that they were removed at some point? I know that your trailer got a fairly extensive refurbishment from its PO, but I didn't think it got a "shell-off" treatment....and I can't imagine that he would have removed those parts, if they existed. but perhaps a "p-po"?

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so this a/c unit you chose: does it have provisions for an internal drain line? I understand that some do and some don't...mine doesn't. it dumps onto the roof. If I should ever need to replace it, though, I'd like to make sure I get a unit that can use the drain line (which I have confirmed is in existance, coiled up and tucked between the roof/ceiling skin.)
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The AC did have the option to install a drain tube, but I did not. I'll just wax the top real well after I polish.

This weekend I plan on spraying the the shell of the AC silver. i'll post pics of that as well.



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A/C is a must here in Fla. I would like to add A/C to my 64 Bambi II. Should I cut a new whole or is it ok to use the existing 14x14 vent. Was the 64 Bambi II pre wired?

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Steve,

All modern A/C units will fit perfectly into your 14" X 14" opening. The challenge, of course, is getting the 120VAC power line up to it. How are you at 'fishing'?
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Thanks Lew, Pretty good at fishing, but I do not know what the inside of the wall looks like.
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