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Old 06-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Roof structure

Want to install a roof vent in my HRVACTIONER. Prefer not to cut into a roof cross brace. How do I find out where they r? I've contacted HR couple time and the response sucks. Any ideas?
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Take things apart to look would be easiest.
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Use a density stud finder to locate metal roof trusses above the ceiling panel.
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Yes, use a stud finder. Studs should be 14 inches apart. BUT>>> manufacturer may have put in some 12 volt wires, in case owner wanted to install a vent with fan. Don't know how you would find these wires, without cutting them !!! Ask your rv dealer. They may be able to help.
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This was to easy, called Monaco and they sent an entire roof structure.
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That's exactly why I didn't post. I knew you would take the easy way out.

Glad you got a good answer......
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Not so fast there hooligan, I removed the ac cover, the two lights and the ac duct cover. I did figure out where i wanted to install the fan BUT in my older age I've discovered u can also ask for help. it also takes me longer! Bill
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Bill- There was a post on another forum where they bought a new 5'er and asked the dealer to install a rear AC. Dealer cut through a roof truss and ruined the roof, (sagged & the AC bounced up & down) ...mfgr said non-repairable. The dealer replaced the whole rig.. new one had factory installed rear air....big OOPS.

Nothing wrong with finding out before hand where to cut. Hate surprises.
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Not so fast there hooligan, I removed the ac cover, the two lights and the ac duct cover. I did figure out where i wanted to install the fan BUT in my older age I've discovered u can also ask for help. it also takes me longer! Bill
So what is the final word? How did you find the trusses? I'm taking delivery of a Cougar 326SRX this Saturday and want to get Solar panels up there.

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You usually shouldn't have any problems with solar. As far as my problem, with help from factory. The roof braces were easy, they just run side to side my vent will be between those two braces.
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