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Old 09-22-2017, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default RoadTrek AC swap.

Hi
I have a 1997 Roadtrek POP.
Considering swapping out the feeders AC.
What is a good one ,that will fit it that limited space?
The old stuff seems to last forever,and the new stuff seems to fail kinda quickly?
Any thoughts ?
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Eray, the size, output, and amp draw is very important for our rigs. After finding several older posts, I selected the above LG unit. It was on sale at Penneys for $189. Now is a good time to find end-of-season specials. Good Luck.
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Eray, the size, output, and amp draw is very important for our rigs. After finding several older posts, I selected the above LG unit.
In ended up installing a 5000BTU unit because that was the only one I could find that was not too tall to fit in the opening. It works but doesn't quite keep up on 95 degree summer days her in the muggy south. LG's website says the measurements on the 8000BTU LW8016ER are (WxHxD) 19 9/16" x 12 3/8" x 19 3/8". Can you confirm that the unit is only 12 3/8" tall and under 20" wide? The space in my 1995 Chevy Versatile is 21" wide and 12 3/4" tall so the LG may just fit and keep the wife happy on those hot days.

Also are you able to remove the filter for cleaning once it is installed? Most units have the filter slide out the side or top which poses a problem.
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You have the measurements correct. Mine is 12 3/8 tall...... and it just fits. I have the Dodge Ram 3500 van. What type of A/C unit was your original one? There is not a lot of cubic feet in these vans, I am a bit surprised that the 5000 BTU unit cannot keep up in Florida.

If there is any consolation, I live in Texas and refrain from camping when it is over 90 degrees out. It is just not fun being outside when the heat and humidity is so oppressive. Besides, we spend more time outside the van than inside the van.

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You can also check out my A/C swap here: Link.

I have a 1999 Roadtrek 200V (1998 coach).
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