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Old 05-14-2015, 01:19 PM   #241
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is the roof rack bolted to the ribs on top?
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Yes, stainless sheet metal screws, this is a factory roof rack.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:32 PM   #242
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Placing my order first for 3 of those lights...where do I send my money?

Great improv.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:16 AM   #243
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Love your lights...brilliant idea!
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:26 PM   #244
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But where did you get or order your lights that you took apart to use? Details?
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:46 PM   #245
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Love your lights...brilliant idea!


LOVE the pun!!!!
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:31 PM   #246
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LOVE the pun!!!!
Didn't intend that but...lol Those lights are NICE!!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:36 AM   #247
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But where did you get or order your lights that you took apart to use? Details?
This is the place, just one of many available
20 Pcs T10 Xenon White Car RV 24 SMD LED Light Bulb 168 194 501 W5W 2825 175 192 | eBay

Quite simple to take off the plug and solder on new wires.
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:01 AM   #248
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I got the rear unit operational yesterday and couldn't be happier. Still have some final dressing up to do. It wasn't really all that hot yesterday, but I did get the bedroom down to 65 in a couple of hours. It was cool enough this morning to test the heat, made it toasty in the back. This thing is QUIET, if nothing else is making any noise, when I first start it up, I get a sense of the outside unit more than being able to hear it. When it's running the only thing I can hear is the inside fan, which is very quiet. It blows very cold or hot depending on the setting.
I hooked up my Kil-a-watt, on start up it VERY slowly climbs to 7.3 amps, then falls to 2 to 3. I just checked and while on high heat it was at 10 for a few seconds then fell again.

Condenser unit mounted in original condenser space. I will put the original screen and trim back on. The frame is the original, that never seemed to have been damaged, I also mounted a second rock guard in front. (the white one)





There was no way I could get the larger line routed around all of the corners, I tried, without kinking. The smaller of the rubber refrigerant lines from the original factory air was the right size, so I had new flair ends put on it and it worked perfectly, I'm hoping this will also alleviate the problems some have had with line breakage, the 1/4 inch line is much more forgiving. I then insulated the rubber line. When I pulled a vacuum, I was a bit surprised to find that it stayed exactly all night, I figured it would change some because of the temperature change. The sun was shining on it when I did it and it was cool the next morning.

The condensate tray on the evaporator had provisions for a drain at either end so I put a T in and used them both. I painted the inside unit so it wasn't that ugly white, I may do some sort of enclosure to hide it later.





I'm a little concerned about how the feet are fastened to the body, just two spot welds. I also made an upper mount to help control movement at the top, hoping to reduce stress on the bottom feet. I made the bottom rubber mounts more to keep from crushing the feet when I bolted it down than anything else.







Only time will tell if this was really a good installation, but right now I am extremely pleased.

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Old 08-07-2015, 09:51 AM   #249
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AWESOME work. I absolutely love your bus!

So hows that ac? you liking it?
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Have to agree...awesome job dude
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