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#1 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 05:15 AM

 After 6 years I am finally adding a roof top ac unit to my camper. In the past, we have done okay without one. Just using our Fantastic fan moved enough air and cooled the camper pretty well. Our summers in the past have not been super hot and even on the few days it did get near 100 degrees it would be for a day or two. Well, last year it was hot for several days and we were out camping in it. Temps were highs of 114 degrees in South Central Washington. The camper got pretty hot and we said it is time.

 

 The camper is pre wired for a ac unit so install should be pretty easy. The hardest part will be getting the unit up on the roof. Yes, I am doing the install myself.

 

 The unit I chose is the Coleman Mach Cub. It is a 9200 btu unit. Plenty big enough to cool the camper and small enough that my Yamaha 2000 generator will push it. I did a bunch of research over the last few months and knew I wanted that brand and that specific unit.

 

 Ill add notes to the install on this link. I pick it up on Friday after my work day. It will take me a day or two I imagine since I will be working my second job at the brewery on my "weekend off".


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#2 OFFLINE   Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:15 PM

Installed one on my brothers TC. Pre-wired was pretty quick and easy. Did have to locate opening location for it then cut out the ceiling and roof. Then dropped right in and wired up.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:37 AM

Be a simplie job pop out the vent over the dinette and set the A/C down of coruse route the elec to it. My hardest area was getting the cover to match up.


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#4 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 04:18 PM

im excited to get it tomorrow. with work over the weekend Ill have the mornings to get it done.


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#5 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:35 AM

Got the air conditioner installed. It was pretty easy to do and it is wonderful to now have it added to our camper.

Here is a link to my blog with more information on the install:

 

https://thetclife.co...illin-730-2016/


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#6 OFFLINE   Oliver

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:38 PM

Nice job! It looks like the Mach is about the same height as your vent cover, so your overall height didn't change much, if at all. It will be interesting to see how well it handles the camper in those 100+ temperatures. Enjoy!

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:40 PM

Nice job! It looks like the Mach is about the same height as your vent cover, so your overall height didn't change much, if at all. It will be interesting to see how well it handles the camper in those 100+ temperatures. Enjoy!

 

mid 90s weather here and it works great.


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