Punched a hole in my AC on the 2nd trip out - Suggestions on repair ?
I can hear you laughing. :hihi: Yeah, Yeah . . . I'm not always used to having to look "up" all the time yet when turning around towing and caught a piece of rusty metal that was an old sign hanger right on the front of the Coleman AC unit.
The damage: If facing from front of the TT standing on the roof - it ripped a hole in the plastic shroud cover and punched about a 1/2 inch wide x 3 inch long "slit" in the sheet metal of the AC unit itself. Luckily, the hole is just short of the condenser coil in the AC unit and did not do any electrical damage. The area "hit" is where cold air is pumped into the adjoining ducting area within the ceiling of the TT.
So anyway, I need to repair this hole - the AC units still works fine - I am thinking about the following:
1. Quick set epoxy and a "patch" made of aluminum flashing, maybe also seal the edges?
2. Drill and pop rivet a sheet metal square (most difficult and I don't want to introduce metal into the ac system from drilling)
3. Patch with fiberglass sheet ( I am afraid heat stress might cause to come unbonded )
4. Suggestions ???
TV - 2011 Nissan Titan 5.6L CC W\Tow Package
TT - 2012 Jayco 264BH, Equalizer 4 Point Sway Control