Removing the Air Conditioner

Living in the Pacific Northwest we do not have a huge need for an air conditioner on our RV and we decided to remove it.  Further influencing our decision was both the age and weight of the ancient unit.

The air conditioner that came with the trailer is a Coleman and has a thermostat connected to that you can control from inside the trailer.  We have no idea if it works as I didn’t both plugging it in to test it but if I had to guess it would either just not run at all or blow up on us.  The thing is very old and rusted and we decided to just get rid of it.

Removing a 175lb air conditioner from the roof of an RV is no easy task.  I decided the best way to do this would be to lean a 2×8 piece of plywood up against the roof line and then put the bottom of it into a wheel barrel that Amber was holding.  We essentially “slid” the old AC unit off the top of the roof and down the plywood right into the wheel barrel where we could roll it to the back of my car and take it to the dump.  We managed to do this successfully with no damage to the RV and no injuries to ourselves.

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Up Next: Installing a skylight where the old air conditioner was.


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