I realize portable vs roof mount units have been discussed many times, however I'm reaching a crossroads that I feel input from the forum members would be helpful. I have a 2008 Viking with the 12 foot box and a roof air cond unit. It works great. I have noticed over the past two years the roof starting to sag and water standing around the A/C unit. Long story short the A/C gasket was bad and I have a soft spot between the A/C unit and the vent in the roof. This winter I'm going to tackle the roof rebuild while it is still a relatively small area in need of repair. The roof has always flexed a lot with the A/C unit up their. It was dealer installed when we bought it new. My thought was to eliminate the extra weight on the roof and put a portable A/C unit in. I was thinking 14K btu with double vent and drain which I could route all out the bottom of the camper through one of the storage areas. Or do I reinforce the roof and eliminate the possibility of having water leak into the roof by putting aluminum trim in the hole in which the A/C unit mounts. You would think this would be an easy question to answer, but I'm just kinda stumped. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab
2008 Viking 2308ST
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