Originally Posted by robwok
I would expect most AC shrouds to face with the sloping part in the wind, and the thickest part toward the rear, so that when you drive down the road, you get less wind resistance. However, I see them facing the other way all the time. Are there that many that are installed wrong, or is there a reason for this? (airplane wings have the thicker portion facing into the wind and tapers to the back)
They are installed wrong. The installer was a(n) [insert your own insult here]!
Not only does it present the blunt end aerodynamically, it exposes the condenser's fins to damage from anything that might come down the top of the trailer. Including hail, gravel, birds, etc...
And you're right, it does seem like there are a lot of them.