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Old 07-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #15
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The frame is not supported at the ribs on mine. The rib spacing can be measured at the side of the trailer. The ribs are "U" shaped and are easy to measure by the rivets.

This is how the ribs look on a trailer like mine.



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Old 07-15-2013, 04:16 PM   #16
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thanks again splitrock. I know you said yours wasn't supported by the ribs but the other (minno) is so I've been trying to figure out how.

DUH! yep, where the rivets are is how far apart the ribs are. :P sometimes my blond hair shows through despite the fact that I'm a brunette! haha
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:35 PM   #17
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Some people, will run two supports (front to back) attached to the closest ribs. Then frame the other two sides in on them. The down side to that is you may have to pull more ceiling panels down, but to would be a lot stronger.

The screw it down from the top and bottom.

If I would have to do it again, that's way I would do it. I would also use aluminum instead of wood, maybe on my next AS!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #18
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love your drawing silverflames, thanks. i'll be sure to hand that over to my installer. haha

I'm sure seeing it all firsthand would make it easier to understand. I may try to put off the installation for this first season so I can have the time to either figure it out to do myself or convince the camper place to do it 'my' way.

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #19
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well I saw it today and the install is complete. They used aluminum z-bar and attached the support to one rib but I'm satisfied. I really couldn't have imagined doing the work myself so I'm happy that after all my chats with them that I felt comfortable enough to let them do it and the results were good. she won't be home until later today so I can't say how many holes were added but I also know that it was better left in their capable hands and now I don't care how many holes. after all, what's a few more rivets to have to check the status of when there are so many already on the trailer. though I've been freaked out about the whole thing, it's all over and I can't wait to take her out now.

thanks for the support everyone.
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Pics!!!??? When y'all home safe of course!
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #21
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is the a/c unit too high?

yeah, I have pics now but I also have questions now...it seems to me that the unit is sitting too high on top the trailer. It's true that this is taken from below so I'm not sure what it looks like from straight at it so maybe it's just the angle but I don't think I expected to be able to see the cups and it doesn't look like the gaskets have the proper compression...any opinions on the height?

otherwise I am pleased and it works and looks nice inside.
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thanks cwf...I see your cups too and I was more up in the air (bed of our truck) than from the ground with our pic so I guess all is well. still, I was surprised and disappointed to see so much of the air unit. had I known I would have painted it when I painted the shroud! the shroud matches nicely but its interrupted by the gray 'band' all around. ah, the pickiness of ocd!

on another note, it turns out that the po's cut the condensate line and shoved it up into the trailer :P so the water was draining out of every hole it could find. we discovered that shortly after starting it yesterday so that was today's fix. we were able to get a larger tube to fit over the original and it appears nice and snug. we're doing our final test now. 1/2 hour in to it and the water is only draining from the proper line but we'll continue to test for a few hours. with all the humidity it's almost raining out of the line...haha...then we'll mark the tubing and keep our eye on it to make sure it stays put.

so, for the first time since we brought her home I was able to put stuff in and know I won't have to take it all out. hooray! plus, I'll be partying in there tonight even though tomorrow/Monday I may be sorry.
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thanks cwf...I see your cups too and I was more up in the air (bed of our truck) than from the ground with our pic so I guess all is well. still, I was surprised and disappointed to see so much of the air unit. had I known I would have painted it when I painted the shroud! the shroud matches nicely but its interrupted by the gray 'band' all around. ah, the pickiness of ocd!
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so, for the first time since we brought her home I was able to put stuff in and know I won't have to take it all out. hooray! plus, I'll be partying in there tonight even though tomorrow/Monday I may be sorry.
U will be fine. Enjoy the cool!
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