Quick disconnect rear AC
Greetings, ‘99 E350 7.3 srw Girardin 4 window here.
I pulled the rear ceiling mounted AC a while back. Kept the lines in the wall, just removed the evap and blower on the ceiling. I need the extra ceiling space because I cut the back wall open and fabbed a toy hauler door so I can ride motorcycles into the back of the bus.
Question, are there a type of coupler or union or fitting that could be disconnected by hand that I could attach between the evap and the hi/lo lines from the compressor? There are times when I also have the family with me, in the desert, and AC would be worthwhile. However, it is not worth it for me all of the time, hence the reason for being able to simply pull the ceiling unit (which would be mounted to the wall below a window and above the wheel-well with wing nuts for quick install).
Thoughts? Is anyone aware of a low-profile evap and blower that I could replace the bulky Carrier unit with (would need 12v R134A compatible)? If I could find something that wasn’t as deep, like 6” or slimmer, I could just permanently mount it to the wall above the wheel-well and call it good.