Boler 1700 roof air - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-08-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has ever mounted a roof air unit on a Boler 1700?

Problems I can see;
they weigh about 115 Lbs. will the roof support this?

they are intended for an insulated roof 2" thick a spacer would be required (material?)

The inside control hangs down 2 1/2"

The trailer only has one breaker and a second would be required (easy fix)
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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I was wondering if anyone has ever mounted a roof air unit on a Boler 1700?

Problems I can see;
they weigh about 115 Lbs. will the roof support this?

they are intended for an insulated roof 2" thick a spacer would be required (material?)

The inside control hangs down 2 1/2"

The trailer only has one breaker and a second would be required (easy fix)

If it is anything like Scamp design if it did not come with it.. the ceiling is most likely lacking the structural support additions to hold the weight of an A/C Unit. I am not sure what that support consists of but..... I saw a picture a while back of a severely cracked and broken roof on a 13' Scamp because an A/C unit was added and the trailer had not come from the factory with the added member.

Hope this helps!
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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I was wondering if anyone has ever mounted a roof air unit on a Boler 1700?

Problems I can see;
they weigh about 115 Lbs. will the roof support this?

they are intended for an insulated roof 2" thick a spacer would be required (material?)

The inside control hangs down 2 1/2"

The trailer only has one breaker and a second would be required (easy fix)

Seccond Note ---- I have been looking at this unit for a while... Can run it on a battery and is way lighter... Anyone know if the Scamp 13' could support this unit? Weighs 13Lbs? Since I have water on board It could be plumbed into my existing system?

http://www.turbokool.com/cooler.html

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Old 10-09-2009, 12:34 PM   #4
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I was wondering if anyone has ever mounted a roof air unit on a Boler 1700?

Problems I can see;
they weigh about 115 Lbs. will the roof support this?

they are intended for an insulated roof 2" thick a spacer would be required (material?)

The inside control hangs down 2 1/2"

The trailer only has one breaker and a second would be required (easy fix)
Rickki,

I think you would enjoy a Fantastic fan more, they will keep your boler 20 degrees cooler, are not heavy, you will probably have to enlarge hole a little.

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I think you would enjoy a Fantastic fan more, they will keep your boler 20 degrees cooler, are not heavy, you will probably have to enlarge hole a little.

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A fan it is! the swamp cooler is a great idea but I don't think they work here in Canada (too humid) and the fan is a lot easier and cheaper to install LOL!
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I have been looking at this unit for a while... Can run it on a battery and is way lighter... Anyone know if the Scamp 13' could support this unit? Weighs 13Lbs? Since I have water on board It could be plumbed into my existing system?

http://www.turbokool.com/cooler.html
I had an evaporative cooler on a (stationary) Mobile Home that I lived in 20 years ago. It worked adequately in the dry climate I was living in then...
My Fiber Stream had an RV evaporative cooler mounted on it's roof when I bought it. The previous owner had Jerry-rigged a pump for it when the original failed. I tried to fix it with a proper small sump pump without much success, and wound up giving the unit to a friend who lives in the Imperial County (California) desert.

One thing I've learned about evaporative coolers from 1st hand experience is that they work well when the relative humidity is below 20%. But above that they don't cool any better than a plain fan will, and they actually increase discomfort and possibility of mold accumulation.

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In Hot Springs, Arkansas =

The 13 pounds quoted is only for the unit itself. When you are using it you have to fill a tank inside it with about 3 gallons of water, adding about 25 pounds for a total of 38 pounds. It is not recommended to tow while the tank is full, so you have to drain it when you move, a very slow process because it depends on gravity feed through a small hose. Both of mine (The permanent Mobile Home system and the Tank based RV system) constantly leaked onto my roof(s). Since it uses a separate built-in tank, the RV version is not plumbed into an existing water system.
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