Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
silver 67's Avatar
1967 30' Sovereign
Leavenworth , Kansas
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 382
Images: 3
Framing for Air Conditioner

At the opening for the air conditioner on the roof are the 2.2's that frame the opening suppose to be curved to match the curved roof or should they be flat to match the bottom of the air conditioner?


silver 67

Beth and/or David

67 Sovereign, double bed, rear bath-"Moby"
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi, Quad Cab-"Ahab"
"Vintage trailer, vintage owners"
silver 67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
1972 25' Tradewind
Madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 396
Having just put a new AC in I know what you are talking about.

The 2x2's are to provide a base when screwing down the inside frame against the gasket---something to provide resistance and prevent the roof & wall/ceiling from getting crushed together. If you have the curved ones it seems logical to use them as there would be less stress on the skin. Mine were not curved but were shortened and served fine.

I have heard metal spacers (Aluminum) are best, in the event of a condensate leak--makes sense, but a decent installation should negate that problem.

Smokin Camel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Silverwanabe's Avatar
1967 26' Overlander
Winston Salem , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 523
Images: 107

On my 67, it was not ordered with an ac.
I had cut into the skins, fabricate C channels from aluminum L angle to create support for my heat pump. I used Olympic rivets for strength.

I have a few pics below.

So far so good, no leaks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00917.JPG
Views:	82
Size:	137.7 KB
ID:	139203   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00919.JPG
Views:	86
Size:	140.8 KB
ID:	139204  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00920.JPG
Views:	73
Size:	147.6 KB
ID:	139205   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00930.JPG
Views:	80
Size:	143.9 KB
ID:	139206  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00939.JPG
Views:	79
Size:	147.0 KB
ID:	139207   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00944.JPG
Views:	72
Size:	149.4 KB
ID:	139208  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00945.JPG
Views:	67
Size:	135.2 KB
ID:	139209   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00948.JPG
Views:	59
Size:	138.8 KB
ID:	139210  

Winston Salem, NC
WBCCI 5218,
Corresponding Secretary Piedmont NC Unit 161,
1967 Overlander International.
1979 Avion 30ft rear bath
TV's 88 Chevy Suburban 454, 3:42, TH400
95 Cadillac FW Brougham, LT1,3:42, 7k tow pk.
Silverwanabe is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remove Air Conditioner to fit in storage? Geobie07 Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 25 02-01-2016 05:58 AM
Advice Needed: Duo Therm Air Conditioner & Heat Pump BKBroiler67 Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 19 07-22-2015 05:40 AM
Air conditioner cover havec1 Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 4 08-12-2011 09:35 AM
What's a fair price range bosshog Classic Motorhomes 4 08-11-2011 09:22 PM
Air conditioner shroud repair for 1974 Sovereign Shamock Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 3 05-09-2011 06:30 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.