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mariusg78 04-24-2014 10:30 AM

Armstrong AC Cover
 
Hi all,

What do you recommend to use as a cover for the old Armstrong AC? My old 77 is still running strong, but I wanted to be able to cover it when not in use. I've checked everywhere and even ordered a Camco cover, but sadly it did not fit. Thanks in advance!!

bwoodtx 04-24-2014 11:17 AM

The only shroud I have been able to find comes from Inland RV.

overlander63 04-24-2014 11:36 AM

Do you want a cover or a shroud? If you want a shroud, the only one available will cost nearly as much as the discounted price on a brand new air conditioner, after shipping.
If you want a cover, you may have to get a custom-made one.

Inland RV Center, In 04-24-2014 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bwoodtx (Post 1446821)
The only shroud I have been able to find comes from Inland RV.

They are made with molded fiberglass, and are the same shape and size as the original plastic covers.

Andy

J. Morgan 04-24-2014 12:27 PM

Even if my cover did cost as much as a new a/c, IMO it would have been worth buying.

It is a truly impressive repop in an era where repops as a rule pretty much suck.

Equipment ain't what it used to be, and it makes me wonder how much an a/c unit built as well as the Armstrong unit would cost today.

Inland RV Center, In 04-24-2014 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by J. Morgan (Post 1446846)
Even if my cover did cost as much as a new a/c, IMO it would have been worth buying.

It is a truly impressive repop in an era where repops as a rule pretty much suck.

Equipment ain't what it used to be, and it makes me wonder how much an a/c unit built as well as the Armstrong unit would cost today.

A new AC bumps about $1,000.00, plus installation.

Andy

J. Morgan 04-24-2014 06:30 PM

Armstrong AC Cover
 
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I bought my cover from you several months ago Andy, it was way less than a thousand bucks freight and all. ( if memory serves me it was on sale at the time and I think it was about $400 or $450 delivered)

Like I say, I was impressed with its fit , finish, and overall quality. The piece was very solid and only required a mild sanding for paint. Attachment 210467

J. Morgan 04-24-2014 06:42 PM

What do you think, 3 to 5K maybe for an A/C built like an Armstrong in today's market?

On that note, my 72 Armstrong unit is still running, and I am about sure it is still as sold.

I am thankful for this forum for stopping me from simply scrapping the unit to buy a "new and improved" unit.

overlander63 04-24-2014 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by J. Morgan (Post 1447026)
What do you think, 3 to 5K maybe for an A/C built like an Armstrong in today's market?

On that note, my 72 Armstrong unit is still running, and I am about sure it is still as sold.

I am thankful for this forum for stopping me from simply scrapping the unit to buy a "new and improved" unit.

Probably the new and improved modern price would b e around $2500-$3000. Everything on it (except the shroud) was heavy duty commercial grade stuff.

mariusg78 04-24-2014 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overlander63 (Post 1446830)
Do you want a cover or a shroud? If you want a shroud, the only one available will cost nearly as much as the discounted price on a brand new air conditioner, after shipping.
If you want a cover, you may have to get a custom-made one.


I need a cover. The shroud is in good shape and I want to be able to keep it out of the elements when stored.

J. Morgan 04-24-2014 07:54 PM

Awning company maybe?


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