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Old 07-03-2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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Carrier AC installation....

In case anyone is interested, I documented the installation of my new AC unit with pictures. I was fortunate to have the assistance and guidance of TheNewKid64 to save me much angst... and my lower back.

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Old 07-03-2005, 10:24 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing

It is nice to see others with similar problems and their solutions.

Does this model collect condensate in a pool for the fan to sling back

to the heat exchanger? I think that is very efficient.

How do you direct excess condensate?

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Old 07-04-2005, 07:11 AM   #3
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It does have the slinger technology. I haven't been able to run the AC long enough at my house due to power restrictions to see how it will handle the run off. That test will take place on the next camping trip.
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Old 07-04-2005, 07:19 AM   #4
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getting an "unknown host" error on your website: www.six55.com
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Try again. They sometimes do maintenance on the server and that happens. I just checked it and it came up fine.

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Cool! Whom did you purchase yours from? Mine seems to short cycle, but I think that is because it is sucking the cool air back over the tstat. Need to remote the tstat like Nick Crowhurst did. Got the coach down to 63, with outside temp over 80, so I think the unit is OK.
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Cool! Whom did you purchase yours from? Mine seems to short cycle, but I think that is because it is sucking the cool air back over the tstat. Need to remote the tstat like Nick Crowhurst did. Got the coach down to 63, with outside temp over 80, so I think the unit is OK.
I purchased it through FamilyRvRepair in New Port Richey Florida, via Ebay. Good price, and it was here in one day... then again, I only live 15 miles from NPR.
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It was a good workout! Glad we able to get it installed before the rains restarted again......
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Cool! Whom did you purchase yours from? Mine seems to short cycle, but I think that is because it is sucking the cool air back over the tstat. Need to remote the tstat like Nick Crowhurst did. Got the coach down to 63, with outside temp over 80, so I think the unit is OK.

Pick any chance you could provide a link to that Nick Crowhurst thread?
When Nick speaks I listen and bookmark. A very good adviser he is.


You dropped the temp by 17 to 26 degrees Pick that seems like what I read the cooling should be. Any idea if the outside temp is 100 degrees if the drop should still be as much assuming same sun/shade/time of day etc.? Or does the amt of drop decrease as the outside temp rises above the 80's? Probably thermal physics or some other science I have not a clue about.

And to Sneakinup, some where in the thread maze is one where Inland Andy said that a pan was needed with all new AC systems for Airstream.
He wrote that his company was just a few weeks away from having them in stock that he was having made especially for the Carrier's. Never heard any more about that and later it was stated that the Carriers need no drip pan because of the slinger system.
Can you comment?
I know most slingers throw the water up on the condensor coils for added cooling, but eventually there must be an excess of water (?). If so where does it drain to? Or does the slinger just throw it across the trailer park?

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Say Sneakinup,

I couldn't get my prior post edited before the too quick time limit expired (15 min) so I must add another post. (on my way to 4000 posts like the real Airstreamers) .

Anyway you did not mention what you did to eliminate water infiltration. i.e. LEAKS.
Didn't see any Vulkem shots, did you use another 16 tubes?
If there was a gasket of some sort could you describe, and did you water test with a hose or a rainstorm?

Looks nice, good thing the interior housing covered all the "old paint" area.
You have a great looking Airstream. Galley cab refurb the best of show by far.
Thanks loads for taking the time to photo document.

I only wish you'd taken some pics of Brett and yourself too.
Also wish the old unit had been an Armstrong with a pan, but I hope NO ONE ever TOSSES an ARMSTRONG to the ground. The parts are needed by some of us.

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I know most slingers throw the water up on the condensor coils for added cooling, but eventually there must be an excess of water (?). If so where does it drain to? Or does the slinger just throw it across the trailer park?

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Water is slung across condenser coils until there is more than the coils can evaporate, then it runs off the side of the trailer.
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The AC unit came with an attached gasket. It simply gets depressed to 60% of it's full height by tightening down 4 bolts from the inside.

The only use of Vulkem was on a few rivet heads that were missing under the old ac.

The unit that "hit the ground" was not an original Airstream part. It is sitting out by my garbage, and anyone is welcome to it!

Heavy rains last night assured a dry interior this morning.

After my next outing with the use of the AC will determine where and how much water runs down the trailer. I'm not that concerned about a little water. This is Florida, and we can get 4" of rain in under an hour.

Those are Brett's sneakers and legs in the photos. He is like Wilson from Home Improvement. You can always only see parts of him. He is a man of mystery, and I was the photographer.

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Say Sneakinup,

I couldn't get my prior post edited before the too quick time limit expired (15 min) so I must add another post. (on my way to 4000 posts like the real Airstreamers) .

Anyway you did not mention what you did to eliminate water infiltration. i.e. LEAKS.
Didn't see any Vulkem shots, did you use another 16 tubes?
If there was a gasket of some sort could you describe, and did you water test with a hose or a rainstorm?

Looks nice, good thing the interior housing covered all the "old paint" area.
You have a great looking Airstream. Galley cab refurb the best of show by far.
Thanks loads for taking the time to photo document.

I only wish you'd taken some pics of Brett and yourself too.
Also wish the old unit had been an Armstrong with a pan, but I hope NO ONE ever TOSSES an ARMSTRONG to the ground. The parts are needed by some of us.

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...I haven't been able to run the AC long enough at my house ... That test will take place on the next camping trip.
Glad to hear the unit's installed. Wish the Boyz' fall break coincided with your next outing; I would like to feel the power of the new air conditioner.

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I live in Beverly Hills near Crystal River. Any chance I could bring my rig down ( 1989 370 LE) and get you guys to help me install 2 new Carrier units?

I'm wil ling to pay.
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