Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > RV Systems & Appliances
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-24-2021, 07:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 3
Converting to a ducted A/C Unit # 2

Hoping someone can help. I am converting my bedroom AC To a ductless system and tying into my racetrack which runs throughout my 5th wheel. Am completely done except cutting the holes on each side of the 14x14 box. As some know the holes are a long elongated hole about 1.5 inch high x 7 inches long and curved on each end. My problem is to help with the sealing the manufacturers use a plastic piece that kinda inserts into that hole I described. I am searching for that plastic piece. Not found it at any rv hvac parts counter. Help would be greatly appriciated.

Thx in advance
Flrtrader is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-25-2021, 05:39 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SW Louisiana
Posts: 416
Could you build your own using Dollar Tree foam board as a mini version of duct board?

And use HVAC tape to seal it up.
__________________
A bunch of salvage title junk I rebuilt
Boogie_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2021, 11:24 AM   #3
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 48,239
Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

I'm confused. You say that you are converting the A/C unit to a "ductless" system, but tying into a "racetrack". Could you please explain.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette
Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits.....
2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2021, 01:40 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boogie_ View Post
Could you build your own using Dollar Tree foam board as a mini version of duct board?

And use HVAC tape to seal it up.
Thanks! Something to think about.

I wish I could draw a diagram to show my situation... The existing ductwork run's about 8" away from my 14x14 square opening. I can't take the ceiling down for obvious reasons. So my real problem is the hold I cut in the 2x4 next to the ductwork will be my only way into what ever I come up with to hook it all up. Its actually becoming a nightmare. It has to be pretty strong as the 15k BTU will be pushing alot of force. Thanks for your thoughts.
Flrtrader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2021, 01:47 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers View Post
Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

I'm confused. You say that you are converting the A/C unit to a "ductless" system, but tying into a "racetrack". Could you please explain.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
The system that came with my rig had a 13k stand alone roof top AC in it. I replaced it with a 15k Coleman Mach 15

The front AC is a whisper quiet and has the track system running through the rig. there are two runs and each one ends right beside my 14x14 inch mounting hole for the bedroom AC. I can't take the Ceiling down without trashing it SOooo If I cut the 1.5 inch by 7 inch notch on each side where each existing track runs the only way to tie these into the foam duct will be through this hold I cut. Which is beginning to sound impossible! It would be a breeze if I could take down that section of ceiling but to me<--- It just seems near impossible to put back up. Thanks for your thoughts.

Keith
Flrtrader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2021, 02:11 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 1,828
I do not think I can help but I am confused about what you are doing so here goes.

I converted my bedroom A/C from the orginal ducted systems to ductless system.

The reason I did it was because the control system was not working.

I did it by replacing inlet air panel with a stand alone combined inlet and outlet panel.

Now the 13k unit provides much better cooling because of greater airflow.
__________________
Kit & Rita (in memory)
37 foot 98 HolidayRambler Endeavor diesel pusher
followingsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ducted-Non ducted AC install Question JollyCamper MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 08-14-2019 11:17 AM
A/C: Ducted or non-ducted henboy Travel Trailer Discussion 32 07-27-2017 06:39 AM
Air conditioner help - ducted to non ducted 53block RV Systems & Appliances 14 07-29-2013 08:27 AM
Digital thermostat fo a non ducted ac unit Intothewild RV Systems & Appliances 4 01-08-2013 01:20 PM
Converting 2nd A/C location to a ducted A/C TravelingJ 5th Wheel Discussion 4 03-11-2012 08:55 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.