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Old 12-23-2014, 07:02 AM   #15
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is the vent hole the right place?

Hello Tentmaker.
The placement of your A/C is imporant for ballance, and proper weight distubuation. This will affect toung weight and weight over axle. You do need your inner skin on to do your install. Airstream web page can give you the proper placement for the unit. Also in my opinion you should put braces from rib to rib for support of the unit. Are you putting the drain kit in? with your skins out is a great time to run the drain tube. Good Luck with your install.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:11 PM   #16
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65will and cwf. Thank you for your reply. I'm not sure why, but I did not get notified when you posted. If I had read your suggestions I would not have removed my middle vent today... Bummer.

Now I have the middle of the 3 vent curbs removed and I was planning on putting my AC in this weekend. After reading this I changed my mind. Makes sense - I can't compress the seal without having the inner skins in.

I've attached a pic of another situation that I have. The PO had installed really nice flexible solar panels on either side of the vents. The problem is the compression gasket will overlap the panel preventing me from an ideal seal (gasket to aluminum).

Do you think slightly overlapping this gasket and sealing with trempro will suffice? If not I will have to remove both panels.

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Thanks guys!!!
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:37 PM   #17
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You can't mount anything on top of the solar panel if you cover just a few cells it's output will be extremely low , and your better to mount a.c directly gasket to aluminum .

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