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Old 07-06-2016, 07:38 AM   #15
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A friend with a forklift would be my suggestion!
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I would suggest you get the PS models. And I would get at least one of them in a Heat Pump PS model.
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I have replaced 3 A/C units on various RVs. Leave the unit on wood shipping pallet until you get it up top. I back my pick up truck up to the RV and use a long ladder of a couple of 2"x4" boards to make a ramp from the back of the truck.

It helps to have a friend guide it up the ramp. Rig a rope harness on the A/C unit and put on a rope . From the top of the RV pulld the unit up the ramp. Have cardboard piece to put the unit on.

Roll the unit on its side and stick the new gasket to the new unit and drop it over the hole. Go inside and center it up over the hole and install clamping bolts.

Now finish the wiring, start the unit, get a cold one and sit back and enjoy your work

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I have replaced 3 A/C units on various RVs. Leave the unit on wood shipping pallet until you get it up top. I back my pick up truck up to the RV and use a long ladder of a couple of 2"x4" boards to make a ramp from the back of the truck.

It helps to have a friend guide it up the ramp. Rig a rope harness on the A/C unit and put on a rope . From the top of the RV pulld the unit up the ramp. Have cardboard piece to put the unit on.

Roll the unit on its side and stick the new gasket to the new unit and drop it over the hole. Go inside and center it up over the hole and install clamping bolts.

Now finish the wiring, start the unit, get a cold one and sit back and enjoy your work

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I did the same except I removed the boxed units from the pallet. Used a cargo hold-down strap around box, tied a rope to the strap, pulled it up and extension ladder, carefully offloaded to roof (method will vary). Didn't need any help ... assuming you can lift a big bag of concrete.
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I did the same except I removed the boxed units from the pallet. Used a cargo hold-down strap around box, tied a rope to the strap, pulled it up and extension ladder, carefully offloaded to roof (method will vary). Didn't need any help ... assuming you can lift a big bag of concrete.

Bruce. Have you replaced your units since we had the discussion on the Blizzard NXT?
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Bruce. Have you replaced your units since we had the discussion on the Blizzard NXT?
Hi Las ...No, the info regarding lifting to roof was for the 2 units I replaced a few years ago on my Endeavor.
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Suggestions to get new AC units on top of coach?

Dometic is way behind on shipments and still have not received the Blizzard. Will post Install details in the original thread.
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Dometic is way behind on shipments and still have not received the Blizzard. Will post Install details in the original thread.

I'll bet they are !! My old 3 are still hangin' in there (but I'm on Oregon coast and ran the heatpump this morning)
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I'll bet they are !! My old 3 are still hangin' in there (but I'm on Oregon coast and ran the heatpump this morning)
...But the heat pump uses the same compressor as the A/C, so if it craps out, you're still out of luck!
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You can rent a hand winch HVAC lift. The AC guys use them to lift airhandlers into the attic. Cheap help to get the old ones off and the new ones on.

Sheetrock lift will work as well.
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...But the heat pump uses the same compressor as the A/C, so if it craps out, you're still out of luck!
I merely meant: it's cool on the Oregon coast ...

And I can heat with Hydrohot or

I can heat with electric ceramic or

I can wear a bit more clothing.
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rope it up still in the box and using a wide extension ladder, pull it up with one guiding it up and one on the roof pulling. 5 min job....Pad the ladder where it rests on the top edge on the roof. If possible have a 3rd person steady the ladder footings on dig small holes for the legs.
X2 thats how we got the Winegard Traveler up there.
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Helicopter?
Sky hook?
Alien space craft?
Drone (very high lift capacity)?

Probably better to go with some of the other suggestions. But if any of these are available could work. (-:
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I used this material lift rented from Home Depot.

http://www6.homedepot.com/tool-truck...412/index.html

Cost was about $60.

Using the lift was easy. Unit was on the roof in 2 minutes just cranking the winch.

We spent more time spent getting and returning the lift.

Next time I would try the rope and extension ladder approach first.

Oldest guy on the ladder below the unit. It is likely he has the earlier expiration date......
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