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Old 10-17-2021, 06:39 PM   #1
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Replaced my A/C with a Maxxair Fan

I Removed my A/C and put a Maxxair Vent fan in its place.
I just gotta wire it up inside.
I'll be using the plug socket for the pushout clip on light to power the fan and I'll use the track that the A/C electrical wire ran through to run the fan wires through to the socket.

I'll add more pics when I'm done with the inside, so watch for more pics right here on this post.

The A/C was never turned on since I bought the camper new in 2018.

I'll be selling the A/C unit as My Wife and don't use it or need it. The fans are more enough for us. Click image for larger version

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I will definitely like to see pics of how the inside looks. I've thought about removing mine, I live in Oregon so will never use my AC, just seems like I'm carrying around unnecessary extra weight.

Great thread, thanks for posting!
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So you only camp in New England? You'd have regretted that in NJ, we cooked this past summer. Florida/Louisiana extreme humidity most of summer and didn't even have to go south!
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:10 PM   #4
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I will definitely like to see pics of how the inside looks. I've thought about removing mine, I live in Oregon so will never use my AC, just seems like I'm carrying around unnecessary extra weight.

Great thread, thanks for posting!
Yes ill post more Pics of the inside in day or so so stay tuned.
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So you only camp in New England? You'd have regretted that in NJ, we cooked this past summer. Florida/Louisiana extreme humidity most of summer and didn't even have to go south!
Yes we go to Maine every year we stay for a whole month camping and we are in the woods under all the trees so it cool plus I'm 61 and my wife will be 60 next year and we are cold and don't feel the heat anymore.
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:31 PM   #6
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I will definitely like to see pics of how the inside looks. I've thought about removing mine, I live in Oregon so will never use my AC, just seems like I'm carrying around unnecessary extra weight.

Great thread, thanks for posting!
We Model do you have mine is a Colmen Mach 8 13,500 BTU A/C.

Replacing the A/C is a peice of cake, the hole for the A/C is the same as the vent fan a 14" X 14" opening.
The A/C is completely attached from the inside, after you remove 4 screws from the cover on the ceiling And 4 screws from the center metal narrow piece, there are 4 very long hex head screws to remove then the unit will lift right out of the opening, then it's ready to mount the fan in the opening.

Here is the A/C removed.

That's 90 Ibs off of the roof. Click image for larger version

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...... plus I'm 61 and my wife will be 60 next year and we are cold and don't feel the heat anymore.
Come down to the Southwest in the summer (or pretty much anytime) and I guarantee you will feel heat
And what does barely being 60 have to do with regulating body temperature? Get to a doctor!!
I realize you are trying to validate removing your A/C, but this entire thread makes little sense to me. But everyone thinks differently and rightfully so.
Unless your plan includes keeping this RV thť rest of your life (you are ancient at 60, and never venturing out to warm locations, i would at least store the A/C as a future buyer is most likely going to want it and life plans keep changing.
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We spent a night at a CG in North Platte, NE this past July. It was in the lower 90ís when we arrived and the overnight low was in the upper 70ís. I noticed a tow behind trailer next to us with no roof A/C unit. Then I noticed they had New Hampshire tags. Iíll bet they realized their mistake of no A/C. Itís probably okay if you stay in the far northeast, but trouble in almost all the rest of the country.
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Yes, NE camping is usually very pleasant but once you head towards the mid Atlantic and below AC is required for most camping in summer.
I typically donít use AC if Iím in shaded areas but itís nice to know I have it when itís needed if humidity levels get unbearable.

To the OP, did you have concerns with payload that you were happy with the weight reduction?
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Yes, NE camping is usually very pleasant but once you head towards the mid Atlantic and below AC is required for most camping in summer.
I typically donít use AC if Iím in shaded areas but itís nice to know I have it when itís needed if humidity levels get unbearable.

To the OP, did you have concerns with payload that you were happy with the weight reduction?
No not at all, like I said we don't feel the heat, so we're not keeping it if we don't need it.
My wife is a nurse she knows all about as you get older you tend to not feel the heat as much.
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No not at all, like I said we don't feel the heat, so we're not keeping it if we don't need it.
My wife is a nurse she knows all about as you get older you tend to not feel the heat as much.
Alrighty then! How do you argue with that?!!!
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No not at all, like I said we don't feel the heat, so we're not keeping it if we don't need it.
My wife is a nurse she knows all about as you get older you tend to not feel the heat as much.
I wish your wife was my nurse. The heat gets tougher every year. Or maybe its the humidity.
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I have a small toy hauler camper that I built from a cargo trailer and so far have elected not to install an AC because I rarely want to camp in the summer time heat. The older I get the more I hate the heat. Nonetheless, a very small, low profile, and lightweight AC is tempting (most are too big for this trailer). Is your AC formally for sale and what is the price?

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Old 10-20-2021, 02:54 PM   #14
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No not at all, like I said we don't feel the heat, so we're not keeping it if we don't need it.
My wife is a nurse she knows all about as you get older you tend to not feel the heat as much.
Strange as millions are leaving Pa/oh north for the warm south. Wish they knew as they get older they get colder before body temperature drops at death. Iím 73 and moved to NC coast where there is no snow and winter in southern Florida to be warmer. Why are Florida CGs full of Yankees in the winter?
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I will definitely like to see pics of how the inside looks. I've thought about removing mine, I live in Oregon so will never use my AC, just seems like I'm carrying around unnecessary extra weight.

Great thread, thanks for posting!
The weather in Oregon must have undergone some serious climate changes. Five years ago we were in Oregon (Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Grants Pass and Agness), and it was blistering hot!
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to each is there own they don't want a AC unit leave it at that....
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... Wish they knew as they get older they get colder before body temperature drops at death....
Well, this thread certainly brings out the bizarre comments. Interesting, very interesting...
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No not at all, like I said we don't feel the heat, so we're not keeping it if we don't need it.
My wife is a nurse she knows all about as you get older you tend to not feel the heat as much.
Empirical evidence being the average age of south Florida a seems to confirm this statement.

But then again, at 40ish, I’m consistently two or three degrees cooler than the rest of my family on the thermometer and I can’t stand the heat. South Florida, anytime of the year, isn’t fun for me. To each their own, but I’d say keep that AC if you want to resell. Any gain now is likely to be lost by a greater amount at resale of a camper without AC. But like many others, I respect your choice.
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Iíve been roaming around for last 6 months. Was in NY on one of the Lakes and new norm of having a hard time getting a space on the weekend and stuck in park without power. Nice as it was there, thought I would not make it for those two days in early Sep. Glad to be able to swap spots Sun and get AC back. Iím older but hate being hot. My AC has not been on in awhile but I like knowing itís there.
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I have a small toy hauler camper that I built from a cargo trailer and so far have elected not to install an AC because I rarely want to camp in the summer time heat. The older I get the more I hate the heat. Nonetheless, a very small, low profile, and lightweight AC is tempting (most are too big for this trailer). Is your AC formally for sale and what is the price?

PM me please.
Yes it's brand new never turned on bought yhe camper new in 2018. PM me in the message on here and we can discuss a price.
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