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Old 09-15-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Since I live in Texas, I'm contemplating adding a Duo-Therm low profile A/C unit to the Caravel. There is a piece of black romex cable that is looped into the roof vent opening. Is this for an A/C unit? Would there be a drain line hidden somewhere too? Also, if I add and A/C unit, how feasible would it be to relocate the roof vent forward of the A/C? Also, I need a refrigerator (it doesn't have one), what is recommended to go back in the hole? Thanks.
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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Since I live in Texas, I'm contemplating adding a Duo-Therm low profile A/C unit to the Caravel. There is a piece of black romex cable that is looped into the roof vent opening. Is this for an A/C unit? Would there be a drain line hidden somewhere too? Also, if I add and A/C unit, how feasible would it be to relocate the roof vent forward of the A/C? Also, I need a refrigerator (it doesn't have one), what is recommended to go back in the hole? Thanks.
Unless the Caravel is an exception to the rule, I would be very surprised to learn that an exisiting vent opening is the place where the factory intended for the air conditioner to be installed. According to my notes, the '67 should be pre-wired for air conditioning as you have already discovered - - I also belive that it may have a built-in through the wall condesate drain pre-installed as well. I suspect that the intended location for the air conditioner may actually be to the rear of the existing vent opening - - an Airstream dealer or Airstream technical support at the factory should be able to provide you with the measurement from the front main bow for the air conditioner install. While it is over a decade newer, my Minuet's air conditioner installation location was to the rear of the existing vent opening, but if my memory is correct a Caravel with a factory air conditioner had its air conditioner in a similar location.

For the refrigerator, you may find that an exact replacement isn't available - - there wasn't for my '64 Overlander. You might try checking the dimensions of the current Dometic RV refrigerators at:

Dometic RV Refrigerator Replacement Model Dimensions

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thanks Kevin - The Dometic site did show one similar in size, so that's good news. Concerning the vent, I was surprised too to see that wire looped in there. The vent though is pretty far to the rear of the trailer. It is 10.5 inches forward of the rear main bow. I didn't think of trying Airstream. I'll give that a shot.

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