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Old 06-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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weight of air conditioner on roof of older trailer

Hey guys I have a question involving my Swiss Colony travel trailer.I want to put a rooftop air on it but am afraid that the weight of it bouncing up and down all the time will destroy my roof.I have reinforced the roof somewhat but I seen a website that has an air unit that is a heat pump that mounts on the tounge of the trailer and has hoses that you bore throuth the trailer and keeps everything cool or warm,is this the way to go?I need an opinion. thanks.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Do you know what the internal structure of the roof is? If it would originally come with AC as an option, then I would imagine it would have a built in spot for it that would be strong enough..

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It is a 67 and the roof is 2x2 boards and there was a place that seemed for an air conditioner but I put a vent there.We are wanting eventually wanting to live in this trailer and travel some and dont want to break the roof by having an 80 pound a/c kill it.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:46 AM   #4
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Well.. that 14" square hole might be your only choice.. It should hold just fine.. I have no clue about the bumper mounted AC's
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Well.. that 14" square hole might be your only choice.. It should hold just fine.. I have no clue about the bumper mounted AC's
Yep, if an air con was an option then the roof should be strong enough at that location and you'd have to give up the vent. There might or might not be 120 volt run in, if not that'll have to be added too.
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