I have several threads going with specific questions. This concerns the installation of a top mounted AC. When I bought this 86 Casita
someone put the AC in the top back window using a standard Carrier window AC.
I have removed the window and hope to replace it with a new one. My question is that I can tell from pulling out the old wall carpet that the top flexes and bows when applying downward pull. I don't feel the current top,as is, would handle the weight
of an external unit. I am not sure how the newer Casitas (or others) support an AC. In my mind I am trying to envision a way to beef up the top. I am down to bare FG now and it is thin. I don't think adding spring steel straps across the top like a convertible bow would work as I would need a tension that produces a greater force upwards to counter-balance the weight
of the AC pressing down. I also need to be able to conceal it using the thinner headliner material and reflectix as opposed to what you all call "rat-fur". Also I am trying to totally avoid any external rivets except where absolutely essential and minimally on the top if I can. I know there will be a few for the shower divider but I am hoping to hang cleats everywhere else?????
Again I appreciate any suggestions, comments, pictures of what others have done or links etc.