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Old 11-14-2015, 04:29 PM   #15
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My original shroud looked like it was fiberglass. My replacement, 3 years ago from PPL, looked like fiberglass also. I too wanted the silver/aluminum/metallic look. I lightly scuffed it with sandpaper, washed with soap & water, and painted with rattle can primer and then paint. It looks the same as when I painted it 3 years ago.

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Old 11-16-2015, 05:46 AM   #16
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I painted a plastic replacement vent with "chrome" paint... now looks like dull aluminum paint. Sticks to my awning, too! Lousy product!

I wish I'd gone to twin portable A/Cs when my rooftop unit failed. It's a real hassle to get that thing up there, and the air doesn't really blow where I want it to go. It's an energy hog that occasionally throws its breaker. There are lots of threads detailing how little love there is for the rooftop units.

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Old 11-16-2015, 06:20 AM   #17
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Did not work for me

Originally Posted by bganso View Post
I'd consider something like this: LG Electronics 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier Function with Remote Control (48 Pints/Day)-LP0814WNR - The Home Depot

you're not making a permanent hole in your roof and can be vented through a side window.
I attempted something similar on my FC with no success. Finally ended up with a splt system which is excellent. PM me for me more info or search for "Mini Split" thread.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:22 AM   #18
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Ideal solution

Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
You can get a split unit, and put the compressor and condenser outside, on the tongue, for example. The cooling part can be mounted in a cabinet, with the fan blowing the cool air out into the interior.
I ended up with a Pioneer split system in my vintage trailer and love it. Installation is not trivial, however.
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