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Old 06-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Getting ready to install HeatPump AC on virgin roof

I joked with the lady at American RV about installing the "gold" package.

Coleman 15K BTU Heat Pump, White : $989.95
No Control Plenum: 9330F4552: 55.77
Control box: 9530A751: ~85.00
Heat Strip Kit 47233-4551 ~62.00
Digital Thermostat: 8530A3451 ~62.00
Freight Shipping ~100.00 (using commercial destination)

The approximations are because she doesn't yet have the parts added to their website, but I'm almost there.

American RV had the best price on this stuff so far, and I've gotten 2 different people and they've been extremely nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. They are the only company I've seen to offer an auto discount if you can have it shipped to a commercial site.

Their regular price on the AC was cheaper than PPL's sale price, plus, PPL only seemed to carry a black shroud on the 30k BTU unit.

The idea is that I can install this and use the wall thermostat to run it and my gas furnace. The heatpump will produce heat down to 40 degreees. It will then shut off and only the heat strip will run. However, if the heat strip cannot maintain the temp to within 5 degrees of the thermostat, then the gas furnace will kick in.

My only concern now is running my condensate line, and of course cutting my virgin roof as well as the padded liner in my international unit. I wish I could get an off-white shroud, but white is all they had. Everything else in my trailer that was white is now off white or yellow. I could paint it, or maybe dye it somehow.

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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My Argosy did not come with an A/C unit but after tearing out the walls I realized it had a drain tube for an A/C. Maybe yours will as well. Good luck.

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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doubt it

I did a lot of research and I'm lucky enough to have a 110 cord for the AC, but not the drain. I have a '64, and from everything I've read, I don't have the tube. Plus, there's nothing poking out below.

I will probably run it down from the inside of my closet, but we'll see. It's the cutting into the roof that's freaking me out. I've been avoiding it, but I've tried all the other options for an AC, and roof mount seems to be the best for me and my use.
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