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Old 03-05-2018, 08:42 PM   #1
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Flat AC + Curved roof = Annoyance

Hasn't anyone marketed a skirt kit to get flat-bottomed AC units to conform to curved AS roofs? I mean, I know it's not critical, but it looks stupid. And AS isn't exactly a new brand, they've only been making them with curved roofs for what? 80+ years!! And flat solar panels too!

Am I the only one annoyed by this?
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Probably not the only one annoyed by those variances, but hey, itís on the roof, and the prettiest views camping are on a different direction.

Me, as long as the stuff on the roof doesnít cause leaks, my OCD is fine with it. My solar panel is deliberately tilted up on the back for better wind resistance (I claim it helps streamline the air conditioner) and itís somewhat adjustable if I want to take the time to adjust it.

My best advice is to go camping, and enjoy the views of nature...the hardware is just a means to that end....
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Probably not the only one annoyed by those variances, but hey, itís on the roof, and the prettiest views camping are in a very different direction.

Me, as long as the stuff on the roof doesnít cause leaks, my engineering OCD is fine with it. My solar panel is deliberately tilted up on the back for better wind resistance (I claim it helps streamline the air conditioner) and itís somewhat adjustable if I want to take the time to adjust it.

My best advice is to go camping, and enjoy the views of nature...the associated and assorted hardware is just a means to that end....
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Hasn't anyone marketed a skirt kit to get flat-bottomed AC units to conform to curved AS roofs? I mean, I know it's not critical, but it looks stupid. And AS isn't exactly a new brand, they've only been making them with curved roofs for what? 80+ years!! And flat solar panels too!

Am I the only one annoyed by this?
Typically, this is handled by installing the A/C with two gaskets.

Solar panels, the best answer I've seen is to install 3 of them, lengthwise, one flat in the center, two slightly tilted to follow the curve of the roof on either side.
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I have seen pictures of '70s trailers with an AC shroud that conforms to the curved roof. Wonder why they don't make those anymore.

Several years ago, entered the trailer and found a dead bird, about the size of a small crow; it had gotten into the trailer through the gap between the AC and roof, then somehow into the vent. Made a mess of the inside.

Guess I will have to get some flashing and tin snips...
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