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Old 09-26-2023, 08:49 PM   #1
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Install air conditioner

Anyone have tips/videos/pictures on installing roof ac unit? We wanted a different ac than ETI offers and want to install it ourselves to save a few bucks.
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Old 09-27-2023, 10:28 AM   #2
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Too heavy to use a step ladder to carry it up there, risking serious damage to the roof as well as to your back. Even with a winch, probably best done as a 2-man job.
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Old 09-30-2023, 10:29 AM   #3
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I'm getting ready to put a Houghton/RecPro unit on our new trailer so I've watched
a few videos.
This is the most complete one I've seen.
It's not an escape so not everything applies but it's pretty good.

There are a few good threads if you search this forum for Houghton.
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Old 09-30-2023, 05:43 PM   #4
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Nice video reference. At about 7:45, the video announces to not over torque the bolts in order to not over compress the gasket. For an Escape, was there a torque spec you used?
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Old 10-01-2023, 07:13 AM   #5
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I used my tractor winch to lift off the old unit and to install the one. Saved a lot of moaning n groanin* for this old geezer
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