FlagMac227 I stayed up all night to get that video up b/c that was my commitment to you and my subscribers. It honestly was long overdue to get posted and if it weren't for you to ask me more about the details I probably would've procrastinated the posting of this vid!
Yeah I made it a mission to make sure that the local RV dealers here weren't going to make more off of me than they already have. $175/ hour is the average RV tech rate in my city and when I was told it would cost me $600 in labor I knew that I would have to tackle this on my own.
So I cut the hole and did the template mount today. A few notes.
I'm about 220lbs, so I made sure I had a 2' x 4' piece of plywood beneath me and did not stray from the edge of the roof. After putting the AC in place, I can notice that the side to side line is no longer convex as much. I don't know if that's because I put too much of me up there (I was not on the edge of the roof with the AC, only to reach the cuts), or if this is natural. It's more of a straight line now side to side, but front to back that healthy curve is still there to shed water.