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Old 09-12-2015, 03:58 AM   #1
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YouTube video DIY a/c install video

Just posting a separate thread for my recently published YouTube video on a full comprehensive end to end installation video of a rooftop a/c unit on my Forest River pop up camper.

Hope this will finally bury the hatch on questions surrounding an a/c install.

https://youtu.be/aDBzKIWOmTg

Enjoy!
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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An hour of power! Microwaving popcorn now. Thanks so much Steve!! Today is probably the day to pop a hole in my 227 for our brisk aire II 15000. Texas camping will never be the same.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:22 AM   #3
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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!

Enjoy and good luck!
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:26 PM   #4
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Wow Steve. Excellent video. Excellent work. Now if I can get the family to coordinate with me so I can have the time to do the install I'm sure I'll have no confusion. Thank you! Updates to follow.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:49 AM   #5
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Great video, Final results were very professional and informative. Thank you.
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:02 PM   #6
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Steve,
very professional and clean job you
did,
enjoy comfort temperature in your camper with your family ...:-)
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:48 PM   #7
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thanks everyone for the kind words

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.

Thanks for watching everyone
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Wow our dealer will just about do the entire AC install for that (including the AC)
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:45 PM   #9
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yeah it's stupid what they charge. Honestly labor rates in Canada are so ridiculously overpriced that how anyone can afford anything here is mind boggling.

In any case I still support local dealers b/c I have to purchase my a/c unit from them ($1000 for the a/c getup). Still almost double the cost of what it is in the US for just the equipment....
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:54 PM   #10
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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.
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