Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Orange County, CA
Chassis: Crown Supercoach II (rear engine)
Engine: Detroit 6V92TAC, DDEC 2, Jake brake, Allison HT740
Rated Cap: 37,400 lbs GVWR
Instead of hanging it off the back, which sounds precarious and would look rednecky, how about above the front axle between the frame rails? That's where I'll be putting my Pioneer 12K condenser unit of my minisplit - I previously had my electric air compressor there, but the condenser unit will now have to go there instead. I don't want anything visible from outside, it will be protected from rain and pilferage, and it won't use valuable underfloor storage space. Surprisingly, my little air compressor hardly got dirty at all after several years there: the front tires shoot their dirt and water back behind them, so the space above the center of the front axle remains fairly clean. There's plenty of airflow there, and it will fit (just) under the floor with enough space below it for the axle to do its up-and-down thing without hitting it. I made a simple support from two pieces of hefty angle iron for the air compressor, so I'll use the same design for the A/C. It wouldn't be easy getting a 75lb condenser up into place from underneath, so I'll cut a hatchway in the floor above it to drop it easily down into place - easy!