First off, apologies for posting this here. In searching the internet for a rooftop a/c unit, I came across this site and this thread:
rather then commit a forum sin and bump it to the top, I decided to start a new one. However, that's where the similar part ends.
I work for a local dog rescue here in las vegas and the dogs are hauled to the petsmart in a trailer. It's a 1985?/1986? Fleetwood Wilderness 3000 CL, the rooftop ac unit (I just pulled the shroud on the inside off, should I be climbing to the top and looking there instead?) and found the following numbers:
the coleman company, NO: 6759B714, 3/21/1985
it is a manual control unit with knobs and also a heater control to it, both manual.
I looked at coleman, their site is vague and has no manuals or anything on it. So my question is, how do we efficiently power this? being a non profit makes it slightly harder to come up with cash to buy a new one. The head of it bought some chinese clunker of a generator ("Dependable Power Model GG3500" yeah very dependable, fails constantly) and i've looked at a few Onan generators. Diesel ones appear better, but all I find is newer ones that cost quite alot, yet have alot of good features.
Noise really isn't a issue, as long as it doesn't sound out of tune and like it wants to throw a bearing or explode that's fine.
How would I find out the full specs and electrical draw of this particular unit? Is it powerful enough also to cool it down alot so the dogs are cooler for a long ride to the ranch? Arctic Winter would be nice, but i'll settle for 75 degree shade or something
Are there any manuals online for it also? Only trails I seem to find are for newer units and peculiar city counsel meeting minutes, hardly what I need
Sorry again for the Fleetwood intrusion, I figured this "general" forum might be of assistance and not really pollute a model specific area.
Thanks for your help!