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Old 08-14-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
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Replacement AC for a vintage trailer?

I have a '67 Ambassador with a roof-mounted ac unit.
The inside unit condenses quite a bit to the point of it soaking the floor itself even with the windows & door closed. This unit has a copper line attached to it in 2 different places as to drain the pan. ( not stopped up)

Can someone tell me if I decide to change the unit, is it possible to buy one that has the drain line attachment similar to the existing unit?
If not, does the condensing water just run down the exterior of trailer?

I would like to hear some experiences weather good or bad about their installation a vintage trailer.

Thank you,

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Old 08-14-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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The '67 has a two part a/c system, with a couple of relatively small holes in the roof/ceiling. If it works well other than the leaking condensate, I would try really hard to fix the leak before replacing the air conditioner.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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I reworked the condensate pan on my 69 and am really pleased with the results. As long as yours is blowing cold, I would recommend resealing the pan and keeping it. Here's a link to my renovation showing the work I did to mine.

Hopefully yours is not in as bad a shape as mine was. If you decide to repair yours, just be careful about building up material on the inside of the pan. There's not much clearance where the coils sit.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thank you both for the replies.
The craziest thing... I moved the trailer a little to polish the other side & it is no longer dripping from the pan inside. I guess the trailer has to be completely level.

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