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Old 07-06-2016, 11:17 PM   #29
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I used a rope, extension ladder, and a helper. I got on top and pulled while the helper guided it up the ladder. It was easier than I thought it would be.
This was exactly what I did and thought. The trick is, to get the ladder in the correct angle (less vertical).
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:36 AM   #30
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I used a rope, extension ladder, and a helper. I got on top and pulled while the helper guided it up the ladder. It was easier than I thought it would be.
One person on top pulling and one person on the bottom pushing. leave in in the box till you get it on the roof.
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This is how we did it!!! Please don't laugh too hard at us Texans!!! hehehe

My friend is the one on the bale of hay and it was his great idea, and made it sooooooo simple. He lives on acreage and has horses.

Completed one today, before it got crazy hot. He is the reason I own a 1997 American Eagle as he bought a green and white 97 Eagle about two years prior to me. He is the type that can work on ANYthing... Yes, literally ANYthing and he wanted the 97 model as it was the last full production year of the old Cummins C8.3 mechanical engine, accompanied by an Allison World 3060 transmission. I am LUCKY to have such a great friend!
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This is how we did it!!! Please don't laugh too hard at us Texans!!! hehehe

My friend is the one on the bale of hay and it was his great idea, and made it sooooooo simple. He lives on acreage and has horses.

Completed one today, before it got crazy hot. He is the reason I own a 1997 American Eagle as he bought a green and white 97 Eagle about two years prior to me. He is the type that can work on ANYthing... Yes, literally ANYthing and he wanted the 97 model as it was the last full production year of the old Cummins C8.3 mechanical engine, accompanied by an Allison World 3060 transmission. I am LUCKY to have such a great friend!
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Glad to see you got it up there. Are you still going to replace the second one ?
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Glad to see you got it up there. Are you still going to replace the second one ?
Yes... The second unit is on top of the coach awaiting me tomorrow. The new unit installed today really cooled well. The return air temp at the unit was 83 degrees and the supply cold air was 60 degrees
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I'm pretty sure these are the pictures Podvin was talking about in post # 3.
Two old guys were able to install a second AC unit on my friends Fiver with this method. Be sure to have the ladder with the low side down at the top. It makes it easier and gives you a place to rest the slide and straighten things out about halfway up. Click on the first picture so you can navigate through them and read the comments.
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Most economical would be pulling it up a ladder with assistance. This is conditional that it does not fall off of the ladder. Taking care will ensure all it well.
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Thants Theberrys, those were indeed the pictures I was thinking of.

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That's pretty much what I did except I didn't have help. I didn't bother with a skid ... just pulled it up in it's packaging. I set the ladder and backed the car up to the ladder to chock it. Pulled the A/C up onto the lip of the trunk. Lashed some webbing around the box and tied the rope to the webbing. I had a more vertical angle on the ladder so I was doing a more vertical lift on the roof with my legs bent ... like lifting a bag of concrete. It's actually not that difficult ... boxed unit weighs about 75-90 lb. However, 3 of them might be a bit tiring

BTW, it goes easier if there are loops in the rope and you have a few Hay/Baling hooks. They are about $10 at many Ace hardware, Tractor Supply, or feed/grain stores.
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Just did this as well - new Coleman Mach 15. Put a rope around the unit without cover, got wife to tail the rope on our flat rooftop next to the coach. Once it got high enough I could grab the rope loop and pull it the rest of the way up on the roof, then walk it over to the coach. Dangit...my back is still sore. LOL

The new unit is just plug and play though, and on a 95 degree day pulled the coach down to 78 and shut off in about an hour and a half. It started out at 68deg at the duct and at the end was 47. Wow, it really works well. Very happy camper.
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Just did this as well - new Coleman Mach 15. Put a rope around the unit without cover, got wife to tail the rope on our flat rooftop next to the coach. Once it got high enough I could grab the rope loop and pull it the rest of the way up on the roof, then walk it over to the coach. Dangit...my back is still sore. LOL

The new unit is just plug and play though, and on a 95 degree day pulled the coach down to 78 and shut off in about an hour and a half. It started out at 68deg at the duct and at the end was 47. Wow, it really works well. Very happy camper.
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