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Old 07-12-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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Where to install AC on '72 Argosy 20

Hello,

I have purchased a Coleman AC unit and I will install myself. Can anyone tell me where the unit should be mounted? I have see several posts and the best I have come up with was Andy from Inland RV advising that on a 22' Argosy, the opening should be made 71" aft of the 0 bow.

Is the correct for a '72 Argosy 20? Was the model Argosy pre-wired?

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Hello,

I have purchased a Coleman AC unit and I will install myself. Can anyone tell me where the unit should be mounted? I have see several posts and the best I have come up with was Andy from Inland RV advising that on a 22' Argosy, the opening should be made 71" aft of the 0 bow.

Is the correct for a '72 Argosy 20? Was the model Argosy pre-wired?

Thanks,

John
The Coleman AC's required a "drain pan."

Without it, water will run down the sides of your Argosy.

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Thanks Andy,

What kind of drain pan will I need? Do you know of an example photo?

Also, Am I correct that the ac should be 71" from bow 0 and should I expect to find a wire there?
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Thanks Andy,

What kind of drain pan will I need? Do you know of an example photo?

Also, Am I correct that the ac should be 71" from bow 0 and should I expect to find a wire there?
The Coleman drain pan has not been available from Airstream for a number of years.

I can answer your second question, tomorrow, when I am at my office.

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Thanks Andy,

I look forward to your reply to my second question.

With regard to my first question about a Coleman drain pan. What are my options?


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Okay...now i get it. The drain pan is inside the unit under the evaporator. I read this very good article bryantrv.com/roofacleaks.html by Christopher D. Bryant. The article has very good illustrations.

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Thanks Andy,

I look forward to your reply to my second question.

With regard to my first question about a Coleman drain pan. What are my options?


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John.

The records are not that clear on a 20 foot Argosy.

I would guess that the dimension would be a few inches less than the 71.

Perhaps about 64 to 65 inches.

Someone answered your pan question.

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Thank you Inland Andy,

That is about what I guessed looking at the little dot in the owners manual. It falls between to bows which makes sense. The only concern that I have now is the distance between the two vents. I wonder if the ac will fit. I guess I will measure.

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