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Old 06-23-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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Adding an AC unit advice

Looking at buying a 74 safari that has no AC unit. The trailer is actually roughed inn for an AC unit from the factory or not? I understand it will fit in the rear 14 X 14 fan opening? Tell me something folks-lol
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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Looking at buying a 74 safari that has no AC unit. The trailer is actually roughed inn for an AC unit from the factory or not? I understand it will fit in the rear 14 X 14 fan opening? Tell me something folks-lol
The AC wiring is within the shell.

If you buy the trailer, make another post and I will look up the exact location of those wires, and post it for you.

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Old 06-23-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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will it fit in the fan vent hole? If it will, I'm sure I can install myself
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #4
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Looking at buying a 74 safari that has no AC unit. The trailer is actually roughed inn for an AC unit from the factory or not? I understand it will fit in the rear 14 X 14 fan opening? Tell me something folks-lol
Actually there is a frame already in place for it so you don't have to use the vent, also IIRC prewired and has the necessary drip tube in there too.

Once you get the unit and have the serial number Andy will be able to provide you with the exact location of the opening.

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I'm planning to install a Carrier Low Profile AC on my '62 Overlander. Well, not me. But I want to have it done. It looks like the wiring is already there on the center vent in the kitchen. I'm also wondering if they'll have to cut the hole bigger or if they will be able to use the same opening...
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It is easy to cut the hole, measure a couple times, cut a small hole, confirm things then enlarge to the 14"x14" opening. The wire is usually taped or coiled up inside the ceiling and the location was figured by airstream to correctly balance the added weight. Post what you get, Andy gave me measurements on our 69 tradewind and the wire was within an inch of his measurement inside the ceiling coiled up and taped to the skin. The other end of that wire should be near, behind or in the circuit breaker area but not hooked up.

On the 62, I don't think there was wiring installed for a/c at least there wasn't on our 63. The power up there might handle it, but you'd want to check what all is on that circuit and figure your wire guage etc. It really isn't that difficult to fish wires depending on where you're ending up putting it, but I'd confirm what the correct location is.
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