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Old 07-02-2016, 06:21 PM   #21
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There is 12v power at the vent for the FF so you might be able to snake a cable back down the chase using them as a guide. Not sure which way they run. The AC in the bedroom mod isn't on my list.

Thanks,I hope that plan works out...If I can get the wires down to the 12v box, I can make it work from there..
I pulled the vent trim today. Looks like a fair sized chase on the forward side of the vent. The 12 volt wires are fed from the right hand side of the unit. So getting them across to the cabinet wall should not be a problem at all.

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Tbonz...

While I am thinking about it.

You are probably going to want to add insulation to your cap area if you are considering adding a second A/C unit. There is very little up there. My game plan is to use duct insulation hangers (pins), glue them directly to the fiberglass shell, then use 2" foil faced fiberglass duct insulation. I had considered gluing it directly to the fiberglass using construction adhesive but not sure how well that would hold up. I know this will. The only way to access the area behind the cap is to pull the speakers and the TV... or the entire entertainment unit. I am going the speaker and TV route.

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I have some ac news on one ac on our 300ds. ( hey Aaron wanted to say hi. We've been out and about putting few miles on Moho ) We also from Tex tbonz west Tex but we were over in fredricksburge for the 4th and was park in the wide open sun. Temp was about 104 and I'm sure the sun temp on Moho was 125 plus. Our ac would only drop inside temp to 84-83. So we are going to put another ac unit over the bedroom and I will just run another drop cord for it I hope we can dodge the Tex sun in future but will be glad to have extra ac
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Wahoonc and jjspeedwagon--thanks for the replies. I will be adding insulation to the top cap and also a rear ac if I can get the wire ran ,I am optimistic. We are getting anxious to pick the rig up on Thursday.. Keep the thoughts and recommendations coming. Wahoonc , I had never seen the insulation hangers but I believe that if they were glued with fiberglass they would be the way to go..
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I have some ac news on one ac on our 300ds. ( hey Aaron wanted to say hi. We've been out and about putting few miles on Moho ) We also from Tex tbonz west Tex but we were over in fredricksburge for the 4th and was park in the wide open sun. Temp was about 104 and I'm sure the sun temp on Moho was 125 plus. Our ac would only drop inside temp to 84-83. So we are going to put another ac unit over the bedroom and I will just run another drop cord for it I hope we can dodge the Tex sun in future but will be glad to have extra ac

Be sure to keep me posted on the additional AC project ..Thanks.
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Thanks Grumpy, I am a hands on do it myselfer..I did talk to Mike at FR warranty..He said I do have two dealers in town that I could use for major warranty issues..A large amount of the problems I can handle myself..Thanks for your reply..
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I have some ac news on one ac on our 300ds. ( hey Aaron wanted to say hi. We've been out and about putting few miles on Moho ) We also from Tex tbonz west Tex but we were over in fredricksburge for the 4th and was park in the wide open sun. Temp was about 104 and I'm sure the sun temp on Moho was 125 plus. Our ac would only drop inside temp to 84-83. So we are going to put another ac unit over the bedroom and I will just run another drop cord for it I hope we can dodge the Tex sun in future but will be glad to have extra ac
jj,now the concern is the roof strength..I believe it will be ok since it is aluminum..I will probably install a Dometic 13,500 unit which ,I believe,weighs in at 74 lbs..
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jj,now the concern is the roof strength..I believe it will be ok since it is aluminum..I will probably install a Dometic 13,500 unit which ,I believe,weighs in at 74 lbs..
There is plenty of framing around the vent opening, you will see it when you pull off the vent interior trim. I hope A/C fits a standard vent opening...

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Tbonz...

While I am thinking about it.

You are probably going to want to add insulation to your cap area if you are considering adding a second A/C unit. There is very little up there. My game plan is to use duct insulation hangers (pins), glue them directly to the fiberglass shell, then use 2" foil faced fiberglass duct insulation. I had considered gluing it directly to the fiberglass using construction adhesive but not sure how well that would hold up. I know this will. The only way to access the area behind the cap is to pull the speakers and the TV... or the entire entertainment unit. I am going the speaker and TV route.

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I have been looking at a do-it -yourself spray insulation kit for only $264.00..This looks like a better option for insulating the top cap..I have this closed cell insulation in my shop and it is great..What do you think??
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I have been looking at a do-it -yourself spray insulation kit for only $264.00..This looks like a better option for insulating the top cap..I have this closed cell insulation in my shop and it is great..What do you think??
I haven't messed much with spray foam insulation other than Great Stuff... and I made a helluva mess using that!

Nothing wrong with spray foam if it will do the job. For me one concern would be how much flexing can it take? The other can you put it in without making a mess? I have insulated a few ducts in my day so I am going with the devil I know, so to speak. Also there are a couple of wires that run through the cap, with the fiberglass batts I can remove it if I need to access them.

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