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Old 08-21-2021, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default We’re Gonna Add an AC The Camper….

Right about….there!



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Old 08-21-2021, 01:39 AM   #2
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We have a cabinet a couple feet away, and a speaker in between to help see what’s up there.



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Old 08-21-2021, 01:41 AM   #3
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We’re gonna get the wire in that cabinet, then use that hollow wall between it and the bathroom to get the wire down to the floor.



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Old 08-21-2021, 01:44 AM   #4
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Below the bathroom sink is an access panel that gives access to get the wire under the floor, just had to cut a small hole under there.
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Old 08-21-2021, 01:46 AM   #5
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Got it fished down through there pretty easy.



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Old 08-21-2021, 01:49 AM   #6
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Cut a small hole in the ceiling first, then a larger one, and jumped the power over there…after moving speaker wires, and taking care of the antennae wire.

Mucho sawdust, momma will not be thrilled.





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Old 08-21-2021, 01:54 AM   #7
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Tomorrow I’ll box in around the roof with some framing, and cut the roof to put the unit on. Then gotta take the bottom plastic off to get the power wire where I want it. It’ll be a separate plug all it’s own.


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Old 08-21-2021, 06:17 AM   #8
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Looking good
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:07 AM   #9
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Good project!!!!
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:36 AM   #10
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Good deal Dale. It will be worth every penny.


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Old 08-21-2021, 08:09 AM   #11
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I am sure whatever bracing you put in will withstand any hurricane.
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Old 08-21-2021, 09:16 AM   #12
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Nice project!


Knowing how he over builds things, I totally expect a probability factor of **% that this A/C install will double as a walk-in freezer when Dale gets through with it.
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Old 08-21-2021, 12:32 PM   #13
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I was able to chase the wire across underneath to the power pole side without having to drop the underpinning entirely. Then I brought it back up into a storage compartment, and out the wall. I’ll nail that wire down and put something over it.






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Old 08-21-2021, 12:36 PM   #14
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Im ready to roll inside, I just have to figure out what to do with the TV antennae that’s mounted to the roof where the AC is going.

AND I have to figure out how to get the AC ON the roof…


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Old 08-21-2021, 12:40 PM   #15
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Noooooooooo......not another hole in the roof.......J/K........looks great and a whole lot better than what the manufacturer would have done.....keep us posted Dale.....
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Old 08-21-2021, 05:20 PM   #16
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Noooooooooo......not another hole in the roof.......J/K........looks great and a whole lot better than what the manufacturer would have done.....keep us posted Dale.....
Lol! You and your hatred for holes cracks me up!
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Old 08-21-2021, 08:14 PM   #17
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I took most of the afternoon off due to a fried chicken coma.

I did get that sob up there though!


Highly recommend leaving the cover on it while handling, otherwise it might as well be a 90lb ball of razor blades. I set a sheet of plywood up there too, to protect the roof.

This is the basic layout. I don’t really like how that old TV antennae mounting spot fell where it did, but I’ll try to do surgery on that tomorrow. I didn’t really want to cut that hole today anyway.



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Old 08-21-2021, 08:36 PM   #18
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Do you actually use your antenna? I think I read above you were gonna relocate it? Mine never got used.
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Old 08-21-2021, 09:11 PM   #19
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Do you actually use your antenna? I think I read above you were gonna relocate it? Mine never got used.

It’ll get a few channels in town, but no I rarely ever use it. I just coiled the wire up in the ceiling because I don’t want to mess with it.

I had some 1X6 leftover from something, so I ripped it down and boxed in the opening. Also taped off the other sides with foil tape just because it was bugging me. Hopefully the saw doesn’t get to much of it.



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Old 08-21-2021, 09:16 PM   #20
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A mini split would save from making a hole in the roof. Potential future leak or tearing the unit off the roof on branches ( what happen to a friend of ours). Plus you can heat or cool with them. But interested in watching the process.
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Old 08-21-2021, 09:38 PM   #21
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Old 08-21-2021, 09:56 PM   #22
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Looking good

Is there any reason I can’t just cut through the rubber roof, plywood and all on those lines outside the 4 bolt holes?

I was gonna peel the rubber back and cut the plywood so I could wrap the rubber down in the hole some, but if water beats that big gasket/seal on the unit, it’s coming in anyway…


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Old 08-21-2021, 10:23 PM   #23
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I generally cut the the rubber and roof at the same time.
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Old 08-21-2021, 10:42 PM   #24
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Thank you sir! That’ll save me mucho time…and sawdust.

That being the case, I probly only have about 30 minutes to go for meat hanging cold.


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Old 08-21-2021, 11:14 PM   #25
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Are you adding a second a/c or the trailer didn’t come with one?
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Old 08-21-2021, 11:21 PM   #26
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I’m adding a 2nd one. The one does ok after it’s cooled down, but if I turn it on with no shade on a really hot day it won’t get below 80 until the sun sets. It was 65 in here overnight but today it was stupid hot and it never shut off all day, and got up to about 74 in here. The extra one will cool it down quicker on those bad hot days, and take some load off the other one. It’s a 28’ trailer with one big slide.

I HATE being hot.

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Old 08-22-2021, 09:19 AM   #27
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FWIW we bought an external antenna that gets twice the channels as the factory deal. Smaller that a roll of paper towels and under 50 bucks



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Old 08-22-2021, 11:38 AM   #28
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I woulda thought you cut the membrane in an X and fold it down to the hole.


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Old 08-22-2021, 11:42 AM   #29
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I do when I'm installing a new rubber roof but when I'm adding a second one to a trailer. I just cut through them.
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And we’re coolin!



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Old 08-22-2021, 12:55 PM   #31
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Nice !!!!


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Old 08-22-2021, 01:33 PM   #32
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It was 72 in there when I turned it on, and it’s 66 now. Mission accomplished. Gonna be some good napping on that top bunk.

Wife just walked out and booked a camp spot for next weekend.


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Old 08-22-2021, 01:41 PM   #33
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Looking good Dale. I can almost feel the cool air from here. Enjoy.
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Old 08-22-2021, 02:03 PM   #34
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Very nice! Looks factory.
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Old 08-22-2021, 02:48 PM   #35
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That’s awesome. You are gonna love the 2nd AC. Had a 2nd one installed on a Cougar I used to have. Used the same exact socket on the outside like you did.
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Dale is your original ac ducted? It appears that this new one is not, however. Correct?

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Old 08-22-2021, 03:24 PM   #37
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Dale is your original ac ducted? It appears that this new is not, however. Correct?

Yes, the factory 15k btu unit is ducted. It has a register in the front bedroom, and one in the bathroom, which are nice. It only had 2 in the main kitchen/living area. The back corner where the bunks are stayed hot and cooled really slow.

The new unit is 13.5k btu and not ducted. It’s toward the back where we needed more cold air. It has the ability to close off the forward or rear facing main vents, and those two little round directional vents send a lot of air over toward the slide. It’s gonna work really well. I’m glad it’s done.lol


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Looks good, you may be able to hang a deer in there now! Lol
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Old 08-22-2021, 05:31 PM   #39
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Super sweet Dale! I think our trailers have the same layout. Our AC is about 1-2’ towards the hitch from where yours is located…just between sink and fridge. I saw a Hampy Campers youtube video the other day about increasing AC air flow and thought of you…and your expressed predicament…which seems has been solved.

If you wanna get more from the factory system:
https://rv-airflow.myshopify.com/

Hopefully you wake in the morning thinking of a witches teat and more covers.
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Old 08-22-2021, 05:52 PM   #40
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Super sweet Dale! I think our trailers have the same layout. Our AC is about 1-2’ towards the hitch from where yours is located…just between sink and fridge. I saw a Hampy Campers youtube video the other day about increasing AC air flow and thought of you…and your expressed predicament…which seems has been solved.

If you wanna get more from the factory system:
https://rv-airflow.myshopify.com/

Hopefully you wake in the morning thinking of a witches teat and more covers.

I installed that very unit in the big AC, and it most definitely made a big difference.


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Awesome, Dale. Well thought out and executed.
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Cool project. Job well done.
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Yes, the factory 15k btu unit is ducted. It has a register in the front bedroom, and one in the bathroom, which are nice. It only had 2 in the main kitchen/living area. The back corner where the bunks are stayed hot and cooled really slow.

The new unit is 13.5k btu and not ducted. It’s toward the back where we needed more cold air. It has the ability to close off the forward or rear facing main vents, and those two little round directional vents send a lot of air over toward the slide. It’s gonna work really well. I’m glad it’s done.lol


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Thanks. Mines set up similarly and noticed it really struggles to cool when it’s super hot outside and this kinda got me thinking…
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:30 PM   #44
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Dale, that's pretty "cool"!







Well, someone had to say it.
Looks nice man.
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Old 08-22-2021, 10:17 PM   #45
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Looks great Dale!! Takes a lot of testicular fortitude to saw through your Camper roof!!!
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Old 08-22-2021, 11:09 PM   #46
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That's awesome. Wish I would have thought of that when we had our camper. Summers were tough.
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Old 08-23-2021, 06:19 AM   #47
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Very nicely done DIY project. The finished product looks very professional.
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Old 08-23-2021, 08:24 AM   #48
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I didn't see a welder, grinder or any Yella Bellies layin around.

Good job D~Mo!
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Old 08-25-2021, 07:36 AM   #49
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I didn't see a welder, grinder or any Yella Bellies layin around.

Good job D~Mo!

Agreed. I’m thinkin he stole all those pics off the internets!
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Bruh!
You could have just put in a Bluetooth air conditioner.

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