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Old 03-22-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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Summer AC Unit on 1966 Tradewind- need help please

I have a "Summer TAC 110-" existing air conditioner on my 1966 tradewind. I need to replace the AC with a newer model-- I am not looking for the same brand and can modify the top or put a new unit on top of a different vent.

I am not an AC man by any means, but by the looks of the unit on my trailer, it looks like it is just a compressor and there is no air handling unit-- were these old AC's a split system and I am missing a piece of the puzzle here?

Under the unit on my roof, there is no penetration for air to enter the trailer other than a tiny 2" hole--

In order to get a Coleman or other unit, what do you guys suggest doing?
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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AC is a single unit. If your at all handy...you can do a great job on the installation yourself. It is just a job getting the unit s both off and a new one back on (the roof area.)
Check EBAY...look for cheapest or free shipping...that stuff ruins all good deals.
There is always PPL in Houston...again, look for sales.
I am sure there is a deal on used units...just be sure it works well.
There a couple places in the Austin area that will install for you if you need it.

Go with at least a 15000 btu here in Texas. I prefer low profile units on Vintage too.
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OK-- after looking closer here-- this had to be a split system-- I can see the outline of the inside unit-- what size opening do new AC's need? can I just move it over a different vent?
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Melody, thanks for the reply- I am confused then-- where did the air enter the inside since there is no penetration under the roof unit? There is a 2" (probably more like a 1.5"" with copper lines running thru it as if they were going to an inside evaporator coil (split system). I appreciate the response-- thanks for the help.
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You will need a 14" x 14" opening cut and reinforced.
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Melody, thanks for the reply- I am confused then-- where did the air enter the inside since there is no penetration under the roof unit? There is a 2" (probably more like a 1.5"" with copper lines running thru it as if they were going to an inside evaporator coil (split system). I appreciate the response-- thanks for the help.
You will also need a drain pan, so that the water does not run down the sides of the trailer, from the AC.

That, in itself, limits what brand AC you can install.

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Thanks for the replies-- I can reinforce the other vent opening and place it on top in the front-- as far as the drain line, I can run it inside into the floor and out the bottom-- the trailer is totally gutted now and being converted to a commercial kitchen-- thanks alot for the replies.
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Thanks for the replies-- I can reinforce the other vent opening and place it on top in the front-- as far as the drain line, I can run it inside into the floor and out the bottom-- the trailer is totally gutted now and being converted to a commercial kitchen-- thanks alot for the replies.
Install the new AC, in place of the old unit.

The city power does not go to any of the vents.

Also, if you move the AC to the front, you will alter the tongue weight, and would have to do considerable shell beefing up. And if not done correctly, you will never run out of bad words.

Just some helpful hints.

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Try this on for size

Here's how I take care of the AC problem, out the front, home window unit, cover to hide it, take out when you're finished.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...t-41052-2.html
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Andy-- the airstream is currently 100% gutted so any reinforcing, rewiring is not a problem. I currently have about 100 new braces installed throughout the shell-- all the skins are removed, the wood decking was replaced, the frame was reinforced via welding new tubesteel, etc-- I literally have not even paid one bit of attention to the AC unit until now. A new one is already on its way and a new piece of aluminum has been ordered to cover the hole from the old AC. Thanks for the replies and help-- I appreciate it. Andy-- I love your store- it has come in very handy recently.
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