Rooftop AC removal - Fiberglass RV

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Old 01-23-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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Rooftop AC removal

I have a fiberglass RV with a rooftop air conditioner. I never use it, don't plan on going south in the summer(if at all). Has anyone ever eliminated a roof top unit from a casita.

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Old 01-23-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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Rooftop AC removal

Only concern might be resale value. Plus, patching roof would be a lot of work to eliminate A/C. Could possibly install a vent/fan in its place, or a skylight which might require enlarging the opening.

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Old 01-23-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
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CPW took the words right out of my mouth. If U do remove it - I would keep it should I ever decide to sell the egg.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:17 PM   #4
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The one RV A/C unit that I removed was on a pop-up camper. It was made to fit in the opening for a normal roof vent. After removing the A/C unit I just put wire nuts and tape on the remaining wires and bought a standard size roof vent from a local RV dealer and installed it using butyl tape. Simple!
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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I have never seen an RV roof a/c unit that didn't fit in a standard 14" x 14" opening. You can fill the hole with any of the standard roof vents or something like a FanTastic vent. You can reconnect the a/c wiring to the 12 volt system for fan power from the battery.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:09 PM   #6
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A few years ago I removed a vent 14x14 installed a AC unit in the hole. It will be easy to do the swap.

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