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Old 04-18-2014, 01:00 AM   #1
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Removing side mount air conditioner

My Jayco 185RB has a side mount A/C unit (instead of roof mount). I have not had any of the leakage issues others claim, I even checked it right after driving through a driving rainstorm, it was dry inside.

However, I am not happy with the air sealing around the unit. I can feel air blowing in around the unit, and in winter my wife complained it was very cold next to it. I can see light entering around it, so I know it wasn't sealed at all.

Has anyone removed the unit or had it removed? Can you share the way it gets removed? I just want to take it out and add some weatherstripping around it.

Thanks,

Scott
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:05 AM   #2
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Sounds like an A/C unit the previous owner may have installed rather than a factory unit. Find yourself a good "handy-man" who is willing to help out. I have a window A/C unit in my house and they do not seal real well and have internal "gaps." You maybe able to use spray foam insulation around the unit to get a better seal.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:11 AM   #3
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It wont do much good just insulating where you see light around the slide-in. Cold air can still pass directly through the coils into the TT without the fan running.

Make an insulated cover to pop over the exterior grill for winter camping.

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It wont do much good just insulating where you see light around the slide-in. Cold air can still pass directly through the coils into the TT without the fan running.

Make an insulated cover to pop over the exterior grill for winter camping.

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Interesting, thanks.

I guess it would have to be the top vent as well.

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