A/C Shroud Solution - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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A/C Shroud Solution

Has anyone found a creative homemade solution for a replacement a/c shroud for a lot less than the exorbitant $$$ for a piece of plastic that will also break eventually. I was thinking aluminum...
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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What does it look like? Can you link the exorbitant one?
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Standard look 23W / 33L / 10H I think $100+ for a glorified piece of plastic IS too much. Mine is an older Coleman unit; all we need is an upside down box...
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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So it looks kinda like this?

Coleman Air Conditioner Shrouds for Sale - PPL Motor Homes

Maybe you could just use the old one to make a fiberglass replica. Not too hard and surely will last longer than plastic. Check Youtube for how to do it videos.

Or hows 'bout this?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_19252-1569-S...d=10151&rpp=24
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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I like your style Michigan! The tub looks interesting. I think I will make a fabric cover for now and deal with it later. I am sure I can make a better shroud for less than $50! - Thanks

PS the "old" shroud was destroyed and blown off by the stormy winds on the way to Mammoth CA during last week's ski trip!
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An once of prevention...

The loss of the shroud can be prevented or at least greatly postponed by replacing the fender washers used to retain the cover with full length strips of aluminum. Each strip to be held in place by two of the original acorn nuts.
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I like your style Michigan! .........
Style is not a word we engineers are used to hearing.


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PS the "old" shroud was destroyed and blown off by the stormy winds on the way to Mammoth CA during last week's ski trip!
OK, I'll keep an eye out the window in case it blows by.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #8
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OK, how about "a well-engineered funny bone?"

No matter how much I am attempting to wiggle, in the end, I might have to conform.
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I was thinking aluminum...
If you thought plastic was expensive...
1968 Airstream Caravel

The restorer of this trailer made the aluminum Air Conditioner himself. That's the only way I know to get an aluminum one...
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Ami,

What did you finally do regarding the AC shroud on your VT?


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I like your style Michigan! The tub looks interesting. I think I will make a fabric cover for now and deal with it later. I am sure I can make a better shroud for less than $50! - Thanks

PS the "old" shroud was destroyed and blown off by the stormy winds on the way to Mammoth CA during last week's ski trip!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:30 AM   #11
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I removed the AC from the roof entirely since we use the trailer for ski trips now. When and if we'll camp in the summer I'll make a cover from aluminum.
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