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Old 06-21-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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AC Roof Placement on '61 Flying Cloud

We just purchased a '61 Flying Cloud (22ft) and are at the very beginning of our restore/customize job. So many questions...

Here's one...

We'd like to add a roof-top AC unit. It has been recommended to us to replace the very yellowed skylight with the AC unit, instead of the one of the other 2 (smaller-holed) roof vents. Since I'm not sure how much space we'd need to install a common AC, I'm wondering if anyone has some recommendations based on real-life experiences? Is there an advantage (lighting, value, efficiency) to sacrificing one available roof hole over another?

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:02 AM   #2
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Need a photo. Some of the clouds had different vent/astrodome set ups. I found that on my Cloud when I put the AC up in the existing vent hole...the length of the unit hit the rear fan cover. Had to relocate the center point of the AC hole.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:44 AM   #3
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You may have the wiring for an ac already installed and if so you would want to in my opinion place the ac in a more visually pleasing area! I removed the ac in the vent install because we want a vent!! The wiring is or was where the ac would have been placed if factory installed! This location was more towards the living sleeping areas. Just my opinion and maybe there is someone with a 61 FC with the ac factory installed!
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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We just purchased a '61 Flying Cloud (22ft) and are at the very beginning of our restore/customize job. So many questions...

Here's one...

We'd like to add a roof-top AC unit. It has been recommended to us to replace the very yellowed skylight with the AC unit, instead of the one of the other 2 (smaller-holed) roof vents. Since I'm not sure how much space we'd need to install a common AC, I'm wondering if anyone has some recommendations based on real-life experiences? Is there an advantage (lighting, value, efficiency) to sacrificing one available roof hole over another?

Thanks in advance for your comments.
Kirk,
If you have no frame where you want to put your AC you will have to add some. Below is a picture of what it will look like if you need to add some hard wood. I have always used maple so you it will still be good a strong when I cut notches for the 110 wires. Below is a picture where you can see all this.


The black tube is drip hose. If yours has a drip hose anywhere that is the way your going to want your AC to go. Condensation running down the side of your unit is a bummer. If yours does not have a drain tube then you just have to live with condensation running down the side.
The picture shown is an Coleman AC but if yours has a drain tube (110 wires will be there too) you will want to use an Dometic AC as there are drain kits that interface with the drain tube.

If you go with a Brisk Air A/C the Drain Pan part number is 3107688.016

If you want to go with the low profile Penguin AC (which is what is on most Airstream units ) the part number is 961270 and can only be gotten from an Airstream dealer.
hope this in not TMI :-)
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:54 PM   #5
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Need a photo. Some of the clouds had different vent/astrodome set ups. I found that on my Cloud when I put the AC up in the existing vent hole...the length of the unit hit the rear fan cover. Had to relocate the center point of the AC hole.

Here's the best picture I have right now. And to add to my original question, is it better to have the AC unit near the sleeping area (front), or further away toward the bathroom galley?
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She has such pretty curves, it would be a shame to put an AC on top of her!
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The vent if that is what you want to use close to the door. That is where I would put it a low profile.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #8
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I think that RM66caravel is suggesting that I use the center vent (which is closest to the door). And therefore, I keep a skylight dome.

Does that make sense to everyone?
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