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Old 02-08-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed an /a/C unit on a 77 Trillium? We were thinking either back window or under the front couch/bed. We are in SC and have to have a little air to use our trailer in the warm months. Our Trill is 1300.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:51 PM   #2
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If you put it under the Gaucho, you will need to cut a hole in the bottom of the trailer to vent the hot air.
I have seen several installed where the escape hatch is. If you go this route, I would remove the hatch and keep it safe, then build a replacement metal plate to take the place of the hatch. That way, converting back will be trivial.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:49 PM   #3
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David we tried camping last week in CHS. SC with a fan. Definitely need air. If we install in back window do you have any recommendations to support so it can stay there. How much support is on the sill? Dennis is a finish carpenter by trade a tent camper so this is new to him. He can do anything with some correct direction. Any help appreciated. Thks. Bonnie. (Other half of dennis 77)


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Old 07-28-2015, 03:13 PM   #4
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I put a small standup AC unit in my trillium, with it venting out the window over the stove. I decide before each trip if its worth lugging along - but didn't have to cut holes or make any modifications to put it in.

For the vent i took a piece of corrugated plastic (picture an election sign) and cut it to the shape of the window, i then screwed through it to mount the AC vent hose, and cut the hole in the middle for it to breathe through. The plastic is held to the frame with metal Duct tape so it seals completely.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:30 PM   #5
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David we tried camping last week in CHS. SC with a fan. Definitely need air. If we install in back window do you have any recommendations to support so it can stay there. How much support is on the sill? Dennis is a finish carpenter by trade a tent camper so this is new to him. He can do anything with some correct direction. Any help appreciated. Thks. Bonnie. (Other half of dennis 77)


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...No need for any of support bracket as I first thought. Mine is Trill1300 like yours, put in 5200BTU window A/C and keep original emergency window in tact for storage, like David said. In hot, summer days, it works like a champ 24/24 and even my key chain hanging in there looked like frost when I take it in the morning. Just enjoy some of my photos....
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Randy, You do good work.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:56 AM   #7
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Thank you very much for your AC information. I have a 79 Trillium completely restored but did not want to cut through the wall for the AC. I priced the AC today and am going to pick it up. So.....this unit gets rid of the moisture as well? Can't stand those damp sheets! HA! I have some plexiglass pieces that might work for the window area. Thanks again...you made my day......and made it cooler!
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