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Old 10-09-2014, 08:49 AM   #29
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Fortunately this summer at least in my area was fairly mild. When I was up in Herkimer it did get up to the 90's during the day but cooled down at night I was fine with just my Maxxair fan....I really need to see if my 8000btu unit which is the same size as the last 5000btu unit I owned will fit. To help my ac out last year I was using a ac turbo fan from walmart under it blowing it up and towards the back of the ParkLiner...it helped move the air around...wasn't ice box cold like I prefer but better then the outside air temp lol.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:51 AM   #30
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Hi Frank,

I was thinking of putting one where the escape hatch is...if it is right over the bed, I think I would wake up frozen! I wonder if ours will support the weight? We took one out of another camper, it weighed 90lbs.
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Generally the units inside the trailer blow away, not down Gretchen. Also, I think whatever ParkLiner is using is 1) lightweight, and 2) not so heavy as to require change of the mold or construction of the trailer. Someone that gets along better with the folks there than I do should ask!

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Old 10-09-2014, 09:01 AM   #32
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Thanks Frank!
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:02 AM   #33
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Fortunately this summer at least in my area was fairly mild. When I was up in Herkimer it did get up to the 90's during the day but cooled down at night I was fine with just my Maxxair fan....I really need to see if my 8000btu unit which is the same size as the last 5000btu unit I owned will fit. To help my ac out last year I was using a ac turbo fan from walmart under it blowing it up and towards the back of the ParkLiner...it helped move the air around...wasn't ice box cold like I prefer but better then the outside air temp lol.
Thanks Deryk, We also had a good fan on the floor blowing the a/c up..but to little avail when its that hot. We live in TN so need the a/c if we want to camp more.
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I wonder if you took some say 1" marine plywood, coat it with epoxy and put that on the roof, with a hole cutout for the hatch so it extends a distance all around the hatch so with the ac unit mounted on the roof it would spread the weight out more would work to not cave the roof in lol.
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That's not a bad idea Deryk, but I sure would like to know what AC unit they're putting up there, and if they're doing anything for structural support to do it.

Somebody email Tom Bass and ask him. They're not replying to my emails.

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I wonder if you took some say 1" marine plywood, coat it with epoxy and put that on the roof, with a hole cutout for the hatch so it extends a distance all around the hatch so with the ac unit mounted on the roof it would spread the weight out more would work to not cave the roof in lol.
Great idea Deryk... I'll one up that...could get some scrap fiberglass and use that instead of wood! I need to talk to Chandler about it as well. We really like the maxx aire fan so don't want to use that spot. Thanks!
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Considering some of their other poorly engineered features, do you think it's possible that they are just sticking on a roof top A/C unit without thinking about the structural issue of supporting it. Like, well the window unit doesn't work good, let's stick one on top. Roof mount A/C question comes up at times with the Uhauls like we have. They were not originally equipped with it but some owners have installed it. Does it work, well so far no reports of roof damage, but at least one trailer has a pole added inside as support. Time will tell.
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Heh Gretchen I will one up your one up lol. measure out the area on the flat spot on our rooftop and get a piece of plywood and some 1x2" ferring strips and mold release wax... lay out some heavy fiberglass cloth and make the rectangle shaped piece with ribs(stringers) to really reinforce the area and cut down on it being as thick to really spread the weight load of the rooftop unit. I bet that would work if they are not now adding extra reinforcement to the rooftop area. You would have to run ac power up there (right now its just 12 volt dc)
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Another thought is something like this I had one on my boat. Might have to be reinforced but its a thought Executive Hood Installation

Possibly a hatch cover if one was found of a similar size to the front end of a small window style ac unit. Even if you slid it in when you got to the site.

Frank on the ParkLiner page they say its a Roof-Mounted Dometic Air Conditioner not sure which model though.
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Fan-tastic Ultrabreeze Vent Cover - White - Fan-Tastic Vent UB1500WH - Vents - Camping World ok its 11" tall by 20" wide. The ac unit in my room is 19" wide by 12" tall. It is possible to raise it up 2" and add weatherstripping around it and like the boat unit I posted above use "L" brackets to screw down to the fiberglass and to screw into the ac unit to hold it in place. I would probably consider screwing the whole thing down onto a plywood board...only fear is the ac unit coming off...would be messy if it fell off and hit a car behind you while towing at 60mph
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Considering some of their other poorly engineered features, do you think it's possible that they are just sticking on a roof top A/C unit without thinking about the structural issue of supporting it. Like, well the window unit doesn't work good, let's stick one on top. Roof mount A/C question comes up at times with the Uhauls like we have. They were not originally equipped with it but some owners have installed it. Does it work, well so far no reports of roof damage, but at least one trailer has a pole added inside as support. Time will tell.
Yes, extra weight up there definitely concerns me...gee a pole? That is NOT good. Perhaps I will do nothing till there have been a few Parkliners with a roof unit and see if there are problems.
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We're camping in southwest Arkansas this week- temps in the 80s. The thermostat is set at about 3/4 max cool, and we use a little fan to distribute the air. We've been very comfortable.
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