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Old 08-30-2020, 09:39 PM   #1
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Need to Add A/C to 17b

I just purchased a 2016 17b without A/C, but it is wired, I am told. I have a solar panel on the very rear of the roof and a manual vent where I assume the A/C will go.

I'd prefer to take it to Escape in B.C. (I'm in northwest Montana) but cant enter Canada.

I would like advice on size/btu, brand, and any other info I can benefit from , even if you know a good shop here in the Northwest U.S. who could do as good a job as Escape in B.C.

Any and all advice appreciated.

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Old 08-30-2020, 09:50 PM   #2
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Unfortunately in a reversal of a Customer First mantra the New Escape trailer evidently will not help you. Doesn't help their bottom line sez their bean counters.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:52 PM   #3
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Unfortunately in a reversal of a Customer First mantra the New Escape trailer evidently will not help you. Doesn't help their bottom line sez their bean counters.
Yeah, my plan was to return to ETI should I ever decide I wanted an air conditioner (it's pre-wired) since I'm six hours from the factory. That's not to be now.
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:08 AM   #4
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Need to Add A/C to 17b

So , are you saying the factory will not install an A/C for us now ? Or is it just the temporary blocking of Americans at the border that is preventing the factory installation ?
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Looks that way:

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ons-18206.html
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So , are you saying the factory will not install an A/C for us now ? Or is it just the temporary blocking of Americans at the border that is preventing the factory installation ?
See this thread: No more after purchase modifications
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I'm taking it that prewire is just power where the A/C installed after build is one of the ones with the controls on the unit, as opposed to the ones that run off the wall thermostat.

If that's the case, adding A/C to a trailer that has wiring in place and has the opening already there should be fairly easy for any competent RV tech.
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:52 AM   #8
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My 2010 17B with air conditioning has what looks like a fiberglass shell added to the roof. I assume to reinforce the roof for the weight of the A/C unit? Not sure if this part is needed for A/C or not?
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