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Old 02-02-2020, 09:19 AM   #1
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Swap heater for a/c?

My 2006 Ford E350 SMB has a Suburban propane furnace in a RB50 build. I will not need the heater where I am going, but will need a rear a/c. Asked SMB Texas about the conversion and they quoted +$6000 and 10-12 weeks. Ouch. Looks like Danhard is my only option (not interested in an exterior unit). I am pretty handy. Anyone have experience or advice on a DIY heater removal and a/c install?
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:16 AM   #2
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Just thinking out loud -
Possibilities of installing an efficient 120v powered unit and running it off the inverter?
Roof Top A/C except shrouds are pretty big?
A/C unit out of an All electric car?

A few people of installed bedroom window units in the rear door window locations.
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Just thinking out loud -
Possibilities of installing an efficient 120v powered unit and running it off the inverter?
Roof Top A/C except shrouds are pretty big?
A/C unit out of an All electric car?

A few people of installed bedroom window units in the rear door window locations.
Running an adequately sized AC off an inverter will be quite the challenge, but a soft start will certainly help. Roof top units work well but are heavy and require a generator. This question comes up every summer so a quick search of the threads may find a good solution, please post your solution.
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