I'm about to embark on yet another project updating my Airstream. I have a 1961
24' Tradewind. I've read Marzboy's post and still don't have all the answers.
I know I want a Dometic Penguin (now called Penguin II, I think). I'm considering going with the black shroud.
I'm still undecided about heat pump or not. I plan on using my camper in the fall for hunting season. It adds about $300 to $400 bucks to the cost. It would be good to take the chill of without running the furnace.
I'm undecided about 13,500 or 15,000 BTU.
I have already purchased the Airstream drip pan P/N. It sounds like I might not need it if I use the drip kit from Dometic. I do want the lowest possible installation height. I can't exactly figure out if the Airstream drip pan mounts on top of the trailer, or between the skins, or what?
It sounds like I'll have to add a drain line either way.
It sounds like I'll have to add wiring because my '61 didn't come pre-wired. My circuit box has only two breakers and what looks like an un-used, screw in type, fuse on the side.
It sounds like in order to add a drain line and wiring, I'll have to open up the skin inside. Is there an easier way that looks OK when done?
I have choices for the air distribution box and thermostat as well.
Maybe I sould just keep it simple, a/c only, contols on the airbox, no thermostat.