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Old 12-27-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Red face Removing AC from Bambi ?

Hello, thanks for any advice you can give. My 16-ft Bambi has a big AC unit on the roof. We don't use it. We don't like seeing it. And we'd like to reduce the weight of the trailer. Can it be totally removed and the holes in the roof sealed well enough to keep rain and snow out. I'd also like to get a solar panel up there instead. Maybe could use a couple of the previous holes. Skye
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:49 PM   #2
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I moved my AC and was left with a hole. It was the perfect size for a Fantastic Fan which is really close fitting to the roof. If the hole left by the AC removal is standard size (I think 14x14?) you might want to go that way as it'd be much less expensive than having a new panel put in, is useful, and unobtrusive compared with the AC.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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Hello, thanks for any advice you can give. My 16-ft Bambi has a big AC unit on the roof. We don't use it. We don't like seeing it. And we'd like to reduce the weight of the trailer. Can it be totally removed and the holes in the roof sealed well enough to keep rain and snow out. I'd also like to get a solar panel up there instead. Maybe could use a couple of the previous holes. Skye
You might also consider a MaxxAir fan. I prefer them to the Fantastic Fan because they have an integral cover that vents out the back and sides and can be used in heavy rain without letting any water in!
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:09 PM   #4
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You might also consider a MaxxAir fan. I prefer them to the Fantastic Fan because they have an integral cover that vents out the back and sides and can be used in heavy rain without letting any water in!
Don't they have huge box mounted on the roof?
Something original poster wants to get rid off?
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You're thinking of the MaxxAir fan cover. The MaxxAir fan is the same height as a Fantastic Fan when closed and no more obtrusive looking. Comes in white or smoke transluscent covers, manual or automatic with remote, thermostat settings and power lid.

The best benefit is that when closed, you don't see it but when open, you can use it in even heavy rain.......something the Fantastics can't do.

I have 2 of them on my 19CCD and with one pulling air in and the other pushing out........I very rarely need air conditioning.
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