air conditioner placement

Submitted: Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 10:35
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We have a Jayco Hawk off road camper trailer 2010 model and want to fit a Dometic B2200 air conditioner, I was told to fit in in where the sky light is but I passed one the other day and they had theirs installed about 300mm in from the drivers side in the centre of the van, I was wondering if any one had seen one installed like this or had any other suggestions. I know there will be some that say you don't need an air conditioner in this van but we have a granddaughter that comes with us that does need it for medical reasons. any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 11:39

Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 11:39
I don't think it would matter a whole lot where you put it, the vent would be easier, but you lose the vent when you just want some fresh air. There is one over-riding consideration and that is that you'll have to reinforce the roof in accordance with the installation instructions for the Air Con. With that type of van it may mean making up a steel H Frame that sits across the roof to support the Air Con.
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 15:09

Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 15:09
It would be a good idea to check with Jayco to see if you needed any strengthening of the raising and roof support mechanism. These aircons are heavy. They also might not be very useful in that type of van - they aren't terrific in an insulated full height van. You might consider asking your question on - there may be others there who have tried this on a Hawk who could offer suggestions. Lynne
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Follow Up By: ozjohn0 - Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 15:45

Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 15:45
Ditto. Check with Jayco first.
The B2200 weighs around 34Kg. That's a lot of extra weight to try and lift.
It will also need a frame installed in the roof (extra weight) to suport the AC.
Cheers, ozjohn.
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Reply By: kennchris - Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 17:38

Monday, Jan 09, 2012 at 17:38
The dealer said it isn't a problem to fit them on a Hawk with the support bars, they put them in the sky light but after seeing the other van with theres off set in the centre of the van I thought this could be a good option and then we can keep the sky light, thanks for your replies.
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