Hey y'all! We have a 1963
Overlander and are wanting to install a new AC unit before the Georgia heat hits us this summer! If anyone has any advice from AC installations you've done on your trailer it would be greatly appreciated! The first thing I want to know is what the best brand/model is to get. I've done a little research and a lot of people seem to recommend a Penguin II? While we obviously want to get the best price possible, we're willing to splurge a little to get something that will give us the best air flow! We will also probably do the installation ourselves, so if anyone has a recommended model that was easy to install that would be great also.
Our Overlander didn't originally have a unit in it, so when we renovated last year, we bought a portable AC unit that plugs in to an outlet (and hooks up to vent holes on the back side of the trailer). So that time around we didn't have to deal with installing a unit on the roof. There is however a skylight in the roof that we were hoping we could use to install the new unit. The hole is about 13.5” x 20” (13.5” measuring from the inside of the trim around it- I think it might be more like 14” if measuring from the roof). I attached a few pictures of it.
Eventually we’d love to install solar panels on the roof as well… I know this is a whole other project and expense that will probably be something we’ll have to further look into down the road, but if anyone happens to know of any affordable solar systems that could be installed with the AC unit, let me know! Just want to gather as much info and do as much research as possible before we make a decision! If we found a solar system that we could afford, it might be worth it to install that at the same time as the AC unit!
Again, any and all insight or comments on the subject would be awesome! Thanks!!