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Old 08-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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Loren:

When you get on top of your trailer, hook your tape measure on that first seam and go back. The center of the 14" hole should be just a little forward of the distance between your vents. You should not have any rivets within that 14" space. If you do, then you know you're in the wrong spot. You can't install the AC where there is a structual rib, it has to go between them. Mark that, then mark it down the side if you have a window, then go inside and make sure that the placement inside makes sense.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #16
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How about something like this instead? Build a cabinet around it and use as a tabletop or something. Keeps the weight down low.

http://www.thorindustries.com/script.../get.php?id=50
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #17
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How about something like this instead? Build a cabinet around it and use as a tabletop or something. Keeps the weight down low.

http://www.thorindustries.com/script.../get.php?id=50
Several folks have looked at these, and I considered a mini split system myself due to Seer rating and noise. However, the benefit of a roof top unit is that it doesn't take up room in a trailer where space is a premium. Additionally, from an efficiency standpoint, you're starting cold area at the ceiling. It falls from there. If you put your ac in the floor, your head is hot and your feet are cold, which feels uncomfortable. However, the Thor system you show looks like a forced air ducted system, so you could use PVC pipe to get it up into the ceiling or near it.

I struggled for a long time before I decided to put a unit up top. I was going to try the old window unit in either the front or back window, but in the end didn't want one end of the trailer freezing, and the other not, and have to keep moving a portable around.
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Thanks for your input, i really appreciate it.
As for the floor model ac, i tried it with a 12,000 btu and put it in the corner by the table it was out of the for way the most part, but was unable to cool the rest of the trailer.
As you said, in my opinion, the roof air is the best choice.
Cold air cools the hot air as it falls.
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Thanks for your help. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Thanks to Aage we found the drain tube as specified on the driver side off the Safari. Cool! Thanks again!
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