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Old 03-12-2008, 04:55 AM   #15
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thank you for the reply, i am a disable vet, so i have to have someone put it in, some thing i can do, but that is not one of them, i have a dealer going to put it in, but they are not airstream, but have say they have do this before, i just want to be on top of this and know what they are doing---rob
Originally Posted by goransons
We're mild do-it-yourselfers and installed the AC unit in a couple hours.

1. Called Andy and gave him the serial number, he gave me a measurement and a location to measure from. I cut a 1 inch hole in the ceiling at that measurement and found the wire less than a nuckle away (the wire installer was a 1/2" off).

2. I then cut the hole about 4" in diameter (about the size of an electrical box) so I could look in with a flash light, then marked, drilled the corners and cut the inside skin out, then did the roof. Installed some 2" C channel aluminum stock to reinforce the roof area, hooked up the unit, bolted it down and presto. I'm cheap I know, but wouldn't dream of paying someone to do a job that easy unless for health reasons or something I couldn't take on that project (plus I'm the one to deal with if I'm not happy with the quality of the job). Just had a buddy come by for the 2 minute job of setting the unit on the roof and even that wasn't bad. Link to our install:

Only tools I used were basic stuff, good tin snips, drill, wire strippers etc and a sawzall for cutting the c channel to reinforce (could have used a hack-saw).

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:34 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by cuckooman
thank you, i have a camper service doing the work, they are not a air stream dealer but, they service and sale other camper---rob
Beware of generic rv service techs who say they know what they are doing who are not specialists in Airstreams. I found out from experience they usually don't.

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