Thanks for the posts here. This is good information and the modifications some of you have made seem to be easy enough to do.
I can't help but notice the tone of Kimberly's post is quite different than the others.
I am curious if the rest of you tried contacting Shasta to see if changing/improving the A/C components could or would be covered under warranty?
From my understanding, their warranty would cover malfunctioning items or other issues like leaks, damage, safety issues, bad parts, etc... but not necessarily change things that don't work the way the customer wants them to.
(i.e. the air conditioner functions just fine, but does not cool efficiently)
I'm just trying to understand how they would say yes to covering something like this (which seems to be a design oversight) under warranty as long as the parts still turn on, function, etc. Am I missing something?