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Old 01-16-2022, 11:32 PM   #1
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Glad to be back to this forum.

I used to be a member from 2005 to 2013 (My user name was "HarveyRV") when I bought a Class A motorhome and sold my trailmanor.

I was the #1 poster for several years but somehow they lost my registration so here I am.

I've probably done every mod ever thought of to my 1998 2720 and my 2005 2720SL. In fact, I think that I invented several of the mods.

Anywho....... I look forward to getting to know you guys again because we just bought a 2009 2720SL and we are selling our (gas-hog) class a motorhome.
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Old 01-17-2022, 03:45 PM   #2
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Welcome back! I remember your valuable contributions very well!
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Old 01-17-2022, 03:57 PM   #3
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Welcome back! I remember your valuable contributions very well!
I remember you as well Bill.

It's been a long time. So long that I couldn't even remember my user name until I had to re-register and was able to "Search" some posts. Oh well, Wavery works. Somehow my old user name doesn't show up on the members list anymore. I asked the site administrator about that and I was told that they have never removed members names from the forum...... I guess he's mistaken.

I just looked for "austinado16" and his name has been removed as well.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:54 PM   #4
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I remember you too! Welcome back to the board. Weren't you HarveyRV or something like that?
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Old 01-18-2022, 09:22 AM   #5
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Welcome back...I'm relatively new here, so I don't remember "the old days" LOL. But amy eager for your input.
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Old 01-18-2022, 10:29 AM   #6
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Welcome back! I didn't recognize your new user name, but your old name is familiar to all of us old-timers because of all your great contributions.

One question comes up again and again. How to replace the cabinet air conditioner with a household air conditioner. The big question is how to direct the two air flow paths to get the most out of the unit. I remember that you had devised some sheet metal baffles that would keep the hot air flow in the rear of the unit where it belongs, and not allow it to mix with the cool air flow in the front of the unit. If you still have any of your pictures (and text) from that discussion, they would be eagerly received.

Again, welcome back.

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Old 01-18-2022, 04:22 PM   #7
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I remember you too! Welcome back to the board. Weren't you HarveyRV or something like that?
Ya..... I was "Harveyrv" but somehow they lost my membership so I'll have to start over again....
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Old 01-18-2022, 04:37 PM   #8
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Welcome back! I didn't recognize your new user name, but your old name is familiar to all of us old-timers because of all your great contributions.

One question comes up again and again. How to replace the cabinet air conditioner with a household air conditioner. The big question is how to direct the two air flow paths to get the most out of the unit. I remember that you had devised some sheet metal baffles that would keep the hot air flow in the rear of the unit where it belongs, and not allow it to mix with the cool air flow in the front of the unit. If you still have any of your pictures (and text) from that discussion, they would be eagerly received.

Again, welcome back.

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Thanks Bill. Great to be back.... wow, that A/C installation was in 2006 or 2007 (I think). I still have all of the pics and would be happy to update the tutorial if anyone is actually interested anymore.

That A/C mod actually worked better than most roof A/C units. Especially because it drew lass than 1,000W and ran on a 2,000W generator with no strain at all.

Having said all that, I think if I were to add A/C to an older unit today, I would use a 12,000BTU mini-split and put the compressor unit on the trailer tongue. Not sure how I would install the inside air handler but I'll bet I would find a way.

I installed a 12,000BTU 110V mini-split in the (600sq ft) living/dining room of our house and we haven't used our central A/C since. Those things are amazing. This summer we had a power outage on the hottest day of the summer and I ran that mini-split A/C with our Honda i2000eu generator for 24-hours with no issue. I even ran it on propane. I don't know why these RV roof A/C units draw so much power.
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Thanks Bill. Great to be back.... wow, that A/C installation was in 2006 or 2007 (I think). I still have all of the pics and would be happy to update the tutorial if anyone is actually interested anymore.
Welcome back! There is definitely still interest in that mod. It last came up just a few months ago (see https://www.trailmanorowners.com/for...ad.php?t=20671), but I know it has come up a number of times prior to that too. I remember it being pretty innovative.

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Old 01-19-2022, 12:31 PM   #10
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Whoa… The man, the myth, the LEGEND. You were gone before I came around but a bunch of your posts were incredibly helpful. Glad to have you back.
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