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Old 07-03-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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How to add Coleman rooftop AC to '72 Argosy 20

I recently acquired a '72 Argosy 20. Some of you may remember the camo paint job which, by the way, I am in the process of redoing. I also reciently acquired a used Coleman 15,000 btu roof top ac unit. The Argosy does not currently have an AC unit.

I want get any advice as to how I should go about installing this unit. Looking at the breaker box, it appears that it is set up for 20 amps. Is this suitable?

Also, I noticed a thread including comments by Andy at Inland RV reccomending against installing in place of an existing vent. Where should the ac unit be located?

I have a zillion questions and after having studied this forum a great deal, I'm sure many un-asked questions will be answered for me. The collection of experience here on this forum is very impressive.

Thanks,

John
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:11 PM   #2
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I recently acquired a '72 Argosy 20. Some of you may remember the camo paint job which, by the way, I am in the process of redoing. I also reciently acquired a used Coleman 15,000 btu roof top ac unit. The Argosy does not currently have an AC unit.

I want get any advice as to how I should go about installing this unit. Looking at the breaker box, it appears that it is set up for 20 amps. Is this suitable?

Also, I noticed a thread including comments by Andy at Inland RV reccomending against installing in place of an existing vent. Where should the ac unit be located?

I have a zillion questions and after having studied this forum a great deal, I'm sure many un-asked questions will be answered for me. The collection of experience here on this forum is very impressive.

Thanks,

John
John, by a strange coincidence we will be installing air conditioners on two Airstreams this weekend. I also have the service manual for ours, and can tell you where the unit should be located on your roof. You will have to cut a new hole for the air conditioner, the front edge of the hole will be a set distance from the very front rib. I'll post photos and descriptions when we are done, in our Fulltiming Adventure thread.
Stay tuned.
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I am in the process of adding a new AC to my 66 Overlander and would love to see the photos of your AC installation as well. I am not sure where to cut the new hole? There seems to be two supports that run side to side where the old ac unit was. Do i cut between those? and if so will i have enough room for the inside piece to fit.
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