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Old 02-01-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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Installing extra ac unit in rear overhead vent on fr3 30 footer.---Has anyone done this? I am concerned with running the extra power source wire from ac to get it under coach- without it being exposed on the outside of coach ,on top of roof and on the side of coach. Is it possible to run it between the inside ceiling between there and the roof. I know it would have to cross one of the ceiling ducts to get it there ( is there room to do this? it would on be about 21 inches from side of overhead vent to where you could bring it down in the closet and then down to floor to get it outside under the coach. again has anyone done this, and if so what are the particulars?
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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There may be differences in design but my unit's a/c duct runs within a few inches of the bedroom crank out vent and it runs all the way to the back wall. At the back I have a panel that is stapled in place. It contains the wiring for the taillights. I plan on running the a/c wiring in the duct to the removal panel, along the back wall into the closet and down into the electrical bay on the basement.

Unfortunately New Jersey is too cold right now to actually do it.


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Old 02-02-2015, 08:34 AM   #3
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that sounds like it might work good - will have to check mine out. I do know the duct is made out of styre foam , and had hoped to not have to cut into it to keep from messing up the air flow too much. did not know it went all the way t back wall though. that would make the wiring simpler if mine is the same not sure where the removal panel you are talking about though?
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:48 PM   #4
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We have a 2014 30DS. There is a panel at a 45 degree angle at the top along the back wall. Mine is stapled into the ceiling and wall. There are similar panels I'm the clothes closet.

The styrofoam channels go all the way the back wall. Remove the a/c duct cover and grate. You should be able to snake a wire to the back of the coach. You should only need to drill a hole from the roof vent to the channel. I plan on drilling at an angle so that I can easily snake the wire from the roof vent to the channel and then back to the rear.

Hope this helps. It too cold to do it now here in New Jersey.


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Found this photo on the web. The removable panel is above the window.


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Old 02-03-2015, 08:41 AM   #6
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found it thanks
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