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Old 06-11-2020, 11:25 AM   #41
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Dan, I seriously considered a mini split for the 55. We were going to conceal the condenser as a slide out using flexible freon lines. We could have hidden the air handler in modified head lockers. The central unit we went with is great for heat but hard to cool above 90 degrees. Plus it was over 60db. You’ve got it figured out. Should work great. If I ever find an ‘Alien Eyes’ Clipper I’ll install a mini split.
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:54 AM   #42
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Great plan Dan, I hadn't appreciated that 10 and 20 Lb horizontal tanks have to be filled in a vertical position which is kind of putting me off a bit. I think they look awesome polished up though :-)
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Old 06-11-2020, 12:00 PM   #43
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Two mini split installation examples.
One on 55 Flying Cloud and another on a 67 Overlander. Transverse installation on the Overlander was preferred.
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:06 AM   #44
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Dan, I've been wrestling with how to install the outdoor unit and propane tanks in a space that's just a bit too small on my trailer and thought the idea might be of use to you. I created a thread to get some feedback as it might be a terrible suggestion but I think it's probably legal, safe and allows unimpeded air flow. https://www.airforums.com/forums/f28...ml#post2369923


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I have been thinking more about your long skinny tank idea. Rather than install this within the frame close to the rear axle, it could be installed in the frame cavity of our 34’ where a spare tire would normally be carried. I don’t plan on carrying a spare tire. What do you all think?

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Old 06-12-2020, 08:45 AM   #45
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I'm biased but I think it's a great solution :-)

Because my trailer is such a moveable feast I'll probably wait until I have a bunch more stuff in place before locating the tank based on tongue/ overall weight balance. I haven't given a ton of thought to how to actually secure it place but I like that it could go transversely if needed and with some fabricated brackets could bolt between crossmembers.

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Old 06-12-2020, 08:49 AM   #46
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I think if I were to place an LP tank in the A-frame void, I would consider some sort of deflection skid plate just forward of the tank.
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I think if I were to place an LP tank in the A-frame void, I would consider some sort of deflection skid plate just forward of the tank.


Bubba L- Good pointe. I believe the best option for me is to go with the horizontal aluminum 10 Lb tank and install it on a bracket attached to the storage box cover. The tank is 10” diameter and 16” long attached to the box cover that is 15” wide. I believe the affect on air flow to the outdoor unit will be minimal. The propane tank will certainly be well protected here.

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Old 09-16-2020, 06:26 PM   #49
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Class A- Nothing new to report. We have been out camping and making some small improvements to our 66 Tradewind. I will start back on the minisplit for the 34’ when camping season ends in Virginia about the end of October- unless I can talk my wife into heading south or to our son’s in Fort Worth where there is lots of work to do on his 78 Caravanner.

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Old 09-16-2020, 07:04 PM   #50
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Dan, go see your son in Ft.Worth and bring your Excella. I’ll meet you there and we’ll throw a mini in it. Seriously, we took the 55 to a nearby state park for a couple of days this week to test the traveling effects on the MS. All went well and the system performed as hoped. Since we have dampers in all four duct runs, we still need to try and balance the air. Take care
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Bubba- After seeing how well your minisplit performs especially considering the difficulty of your installation I am looking forward to the install in the 34’ and the resultant quiet air conditioning and heating- just the way it should be.

The last thing I want to do is drag an unfinished 34’ to Texas to install my minisplit. We really have gotten so spoiled traveling around with the Tradewind. I honestly forget that it is back there sometimes except when we have to gas up. The 34’ will probably only see duty in Virginia and the southeast. Lots of work to do on our son’s Caravanner when we go to Texas. There will be a minisplit in its future also. Maybe you could help with that install.

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Old 09-17-2020, 01:48 PM   #52
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Dan, I’m here when needed. Always happy to serve.
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That is what I love about this forum- the amazing members. Thanks Bubba!

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