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Old 05-25-2017, 01:50 AM   #1
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Removing Rear AC unit

Recently took everything out of the back of my van. But got stuck in a crossroad not knowing if I should leave the rear AC unit in the back or try and remove it.. Just wanted to get some of ya'll opinions, or if someone has done it maybe the steps, if it was easy, or maybe the issues on the subject.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:06 AM   #2
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Please do NOT remove a factory rear AC / heater. Keep it and build around it. There are a number of threads on this subject. Our vans are too big for the front HVAC to handle the loads. Vans with rear HVAC have a huge advantage!
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:48 AM   #3
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Keep it you will use it sometime.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:05 AM   #4
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I disagree. I think you should ditch it. Just box it up and PM me for my address. I'll pay shipping. You don't need that space hog in your way. It's only going to be trouble for you. I'll take good care of it. You can write it off as charity.

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Old 05-25-2017, 11:11 AM   #5
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Yep. Keep that thing in there. I added an Airtronic and will be rerouting all the ducting. The heater and airtronic will share vents. the AC will blow through the top of the high cabinets. Pretty easy to figure how to modify it.

One of the must haves for my van was rear AC and Heat. It's a roadtrip machine from the cold of the mountains and coasts to the blazing heat of the deserts. Gotta have it.
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Old 05-25-2017, 12:51 PM   #6
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86scotty if I was going to take it out I would hope to get some for it.. But for everyone else might as well just keep it. Seems like a pain to try and remove it and there's a good amount of guys saying to just keep it in there. Lol
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When it's 115 in vegas and your entire van is cool inside........you'll be glad you did.

I have kids in the back of my rig, gotta keep it right.
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86scotty if I was going to take it out I would hope to get some for it.. But for everyone else might as well just keep it. Seems like a pain to try and remove it and there's a good amount of guys saying to just keep it in there. Lol
Right on, Mistalee, I was just messing with you. You should definitely keep it. It's one of those things that are better to have and not need than to need and not have. On a Ford van it doesn't really take up any space. If you're keeping the factory headliner/roof just leave it there.

Also, I have one already, it just needs the lines replaced.

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Old 05-25-2017, 10:29 PM   #9
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After others on the forum advised me to keep my rear A/C I decided to.
It's significantly cooler in my van than my last SMB that didn't have rear A/C.
Mine is a home build now and I just built around it.
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