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Old 03-17-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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crosspost - 1966 Tradewinds AC questions

Hi All! I'm a virgin when it comes to AC - coming from the Pacific Northwest, we don't have much need of it. However, I'm spending a lot of time in Southern California these days, and boy it gets warm!

My trailer has never had AC installed - and I'm crossing my fingers as to whether it is pre-wired. PO did a lot of changes to the trailer so I worry he may have played with it, if in fact it did exist. The original breaker box is in place - is there a place to check for wiring there?

My thought at this point is to buy a Rooftop unit direct discharge-13000 btu and install it in the middle vent hole 14" x 14". There is some wiring there for the original roof fan, so I'm hoping that if I do not have the original AC wiring, either the fan wiring will work or I can use it to fish heavier gauge. I only have 30 amp power. Is this enough for an AC unit?

I am a little vague on most points ha-ha. I know I need a drain hose - hoping I can run it to the fridge vent on the outside of the trailer and down the inside from there. I am unsure of how much drain water I can reasonably expect. Does the drip hose just drain onto the ground or do I need to plumb it into my grey water system?

Also - any recommendations on a low profile unit would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me in figuring this all out!

Happy Trails!
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