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Old 07-09-2018, 01:54 PM   #1
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Adding Rooftop AC to Parkliner

Recently learned Parkliner has gone to rooftop AC. wondering what it would take to get that instead of the lousy floor AC. I assume main difficulty would be running the wires? Anyone do it? Replace the existing escape hatch with AC?
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:05 AM   #2
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Make sure your roof will support an AC unit. Sure it might at first sight but going over bumps and highway vibration can take a toll on roof with weight on it.
Not saying its a bad idea but look into it first.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:48 AM   #3
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Let me know, when you find out.
We also have the A/C under the side seat. Poor performance is likely because of poor air circulation around the back of the unit.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:06 PM   #4
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I planning on doing this mod this winter. I have purchased a marine Koosa Board, I believe that's how you spell it, to epoxy to the roof for extra support. I'll cut a 14 1/4 x 14 1/4 inch opening to mount unit. The board is 1 " thick so I'll notch out the bottom side to run the wire to the side and then down to the breaker box.
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What model of A/C are you using? Perhaps a Low Profile one of 9 inches or less high.
We have an roof overhang, where we store the trailer, that limits the total height.
The Parkliner roof has a trough in the center that helps to hide the roof vent and A/C.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:33 PM   #6
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Yes, the Penguin 2 low profile, 11k btu.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:34 PM   #7
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What model of A/C are you using? Perhaps a Low Profile one of 9 inches or less high.
We have an roof overhang, where we store the trailer, that limits the total height.
The Parkliner roof has a trough in the center that helps to hide the roof vent and A/C.
The Coleman Mach8 Low Profile A/C is just 8 inches high - on top of the roof - but has an inside part that hangs down 3 or 4 inches under the ceiling. Not so good for a tall guy.
Unless, the A/C can be located where the MaxxFan is over the bed, and the MaxxFan is moved forward???
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:55 PM   #10
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Bbard, Let me know what you find out, for I would like to do the same on my PL.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:08 PM   #11
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Recently learned Parkliner has gone to rooftop AC. wondering what it would take to get that instead of the lousy floor AC. I assume main difficulty would be running the wires? Anyone do it? Replace the existing escape hatch with AC?
Are you ready for all the noise?

I wish my Oliver did not have a roof AC as it's too loud, adds weight where you don't need it and sticks up to add a lot of overall height. You'll also need a condensate drain unless you just let that run down the side of the trailer.

Oliver switched to the Penquin from the Mach 8 because the Penguin is quieter, but that doesn't mean it's quiet.

Have you looked into making your existing setup work better? Maybe correct any ventilation problems in the back to separate the vents, or adding a room fan? Maybe a muffin fan strategically located?
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:48 AM   #12
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Even in the scorching days of high heat and humidity camping a month ago for a week on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, our AC performed very well, though it puts out a prodigious amount of water. We learned years ago that the front of the unit must be propped up a bit for the water to drain as intended. We have a small electric fan we put in front of it to blow air upward. I like not having it on the roof!

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Old 08-17-2018, 02:55 PM   #13
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Contemplating Roof Air

I too am contemplating the roof mounted air conditioner. However, a small fan helps during the day. At night, the air + fan is very cold.

Also, I am considering the Fiamma awning. When traveling in the West, direct sunlight caused the refrigerator to have a melt down. My hesitation is that of adding holes to the body. Logically, I want to avoid any cracks or holes. What have been your experiences with the installed awnings?
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:27 PM   #14
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Fiama Awning Mount

Yes, you do need to drill holes through the shall to properly install a Fiama.
That lets you put large diameter "fender" washers on the inside to spread the load over a larger area.
They will be located inside the upper cabinets and front closet where they don't show.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:40 PM   #15
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Have you ever had any cracking or leaking problems at the holes where the awning was installed?
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