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Old 08-22-2015, 01:15 PM   #71
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Vent - caps

Thank you for your detailed posting. Where did you get your vent/plastic caps? And how did you secure it on? Have you seen any moisture build up in exhaust chamber?

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Old 08-23-2015, 08:28 AM   #72
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Thank you for your detailed posting. Where did you get your vent/plastic caps? And how did you secure it on? Have you seen any moisture build up in exhaust chamber?

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Hello Tommy

I purchased them on amazon. There are "Marine Smooth Center Screw-out Deck Plate". I secured them with a plywood circular framing behind the hole in the fiberglass frame. Also use silicon in between to seal everything. Finally I installed a screen to prevent any bug infiltration. I have not seen any moisture. inside but I also made some deflectors that I install outside when it rains. Hope it helps.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:24 PM   #73
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We followed this install for our Scamp and it works great....The set up at camp is easy and it keeps the exterior clean and simple - no bulky could hanging out....

I do have another question: what did you use for the rain deflectors?
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:44 AM   #74
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We followed this install for our Scamp and it works great....The set up at camp is easy and it keeps the exterior clean and simple - no bulky could hanging out....

I do have another question: what did you use for the rain deflectors?
Hi,

It is important to keep rain out of the access holes so I did two deflectors made of an old PVC pipe. Here are the pics of this setup. The diameter of the drain is a little bit bigger than the inside wall of the covers which is great. By removing some of the sidewall of the tube, I can bent it inside when I install it to make a good grip (spring effect). Also, I store them on the propane tank when not in use.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #75
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Hi, It is important to keep rain out of the access holes so I did two deflectors made of an old PVC pipe.
Hauler, I don't know you, but I hereby bestow upon you my Father's highest praise. He would call you "a clever fellow". Believe me, this is indeed an accolade of the highest order reserved for only the most deserving. Dad is gone now, but as his representative I am authorized to act on his behalf in the matter.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:54 AM   #76
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Hauler, I don't know you, but I hereby bestow upon you my Father's highest praise. He would call you "a clever fellow". Believe me, this is indeed an accolade of the highest order reserved for only the most deserving. Dad is gone now, but as his representative I am authorized to act on his behalf in the matter.
Hi Timber,

Sorry for your Father but all I can say is that I am honored by your kind words. However, I would also transfer this accolade to every member of this forum. They inspired me in every mod I did to my camper.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:36 AM   #77
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Very nice job! I have recently purchased an 86 CT and am wanting to also install a window A/C unit in the same spot as you did. Can you tell me if you also installed any exhaust fans? If not, have you had any problems with the unit not cooling properly? Also, can you give me a better idea of what kind of vents you installed through the shell?
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:43 AM   #78
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Very nice job! I have recently purchased an 86 CT and am wanting to also install a window A/C unit in the same spot as you did. Can you tell me if you also installed any exhaust fans? If not, have you had any problems with the unit not cooling properly? Also, can you give me a better idea of what kind of vents you installed through the shell?
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No need of any exhaust fans. The built in A/C fan is perfectly adequate for the task. The BTU size of the unit (5000) is also very good. It cools AND remove humidity which is great. One point to be careful when installing it is the drain. Make sure there is not water accumulation under the seat. The water must be dropped under the floor. The vents are "Marine Smooth Center Screw-out Deck Plate" purchased on amazon.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:46 AM   #79
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Sorry

Upon further reading, I see you provided a full explanation of what kind of vents you intalled and how you installed them. Ignore that question!

Do you have any more photos of your mounting plate with the drain holes?
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Upon further reading, I see you provided a full explanation of what kind of vents you intalled and how you installed them. Ignore that question!

Do you have any more photos of your mounting plate with the drain holes?
Here are some additionnal pics I took during installation. Hope it helps.
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Thanks for the pics of the deflectors! We will have to do that when we get back from our weekend trip.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:45 AM   #82
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Thank you so much for all your help! I am going to begin the A/C install today.
I have a question about the drain underneath...from your picture, it appears that you added a 90 degree adapter and a length of PVC? Where does it go? Why not allow it to drain straight down?
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Dan?
I am not trying to be a pest, but can you tell me what you used to make the black "cup" that catches the runoff condensation water?
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:50 PM   #84
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I am not trying to be a pest, but can you tell me what you used to make the black "cup" that catches the runoff condensation water?
It is a ABS reducer with a thread on the small hole.
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