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bigfootford

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Posted: 07/03/21 03:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toddb wrote:

How far back does the unit project from the 14” opening? Af put a skylight in directly behind the ac unit so it limits what I can do.


I have the same issue with my BF... I am shy by 3"....the rear of the unit to the skylight.. Ugg...
I have contacted the mfg and have asked if I can raise the unit up by about 1.5" to clear the skylight... Maybe use something non wood, like Trex or or.

Guess I could cut the roof on the front side of the vent hole by 3" and then do some engineering work to cover the 3" x 14" hole.

We do not like the skylight. We bought the BF brand new right off the lot, it had the skylight. We did not want to wait 3 mos for a special order, so we bought for a great price of 18,000 for the 9.6 2500 BF.... That was back in 2000.

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Well Jimbo, it’s not that a new BigFoot cost more moola today, it’s just that the value of moola keeps going down the tubes (lol!)…

Best of Luck with your latest project, I’m certain it’ll make Momma a most happy camper [emoticon] - now, to be able to run it in eco mode, eh!!

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I'm sure there are maybe a dozen reasons not to do it but couldn't you turn the unit around on the roof so the back of the AC was pointed towards the front of the camper and clear the skylight that way? Wind and water intrusion could be some of the concerns I suppose but I don't think the issue is whether it would work but for how long?


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Posted: 07/05/21 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

adamis wrote:

I'm sure there are maybe a dozen reasons not to do it but couldn't you turn the unit around on the roof so the back of the AC was pointed towards the front of the camper and clear the skylight that way? Wind and water intrusion could be some of the concerns I suppose but I don't think the issue is whether it would work but for how long?



One thing I did not point out is I have a Fantastic fan fwd of the vent which is only 7" gap between the two. I would have to place the AC into that hole and then remove the vent and cover the hole. Just sucks! You can see the dimensions needed to install the AC.

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Posted: 07/05/21 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bigfootford wrote:

..The great thing about Amazon is if we do not like it or it does not run we can just take it down to a drop off site...

Umm- this AC, all listings I seen thru amazon, state item is a NON returnable item.


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bigfootford wrote:

..The great thing about Amazon is if we do not like it or it does not run we can just take it down to a drop off site...

Umm- this AC, all listings I seen thru amazon, state item is a NON returnable item.

Thanks for the heads up AnEv942!

Oh, that is not a good thing eh?

The Dometic Polar cub and the 13,500btu's are all returnable...

Could be a deal breaker for me...

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Posted: 07/05/21 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why unknown but the Rec Pro only brand I noted @ amazon nonreturnable?
If you had commercial shipping address (free ship) unit is less directly
from RecPro. I didn't look at thier return policy...

All the size issues with any low profile is why I ended up with a Brisk Air, at 29" long only one that would fit, but its 13" tall.

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For a large item like this, better to buy direct from the seller versus Amazon. At one point I tried selling my own products on Amazon and realized just how expensive it is to do it. Amazon takes close to a 20% cut from every third party seller. It's why American made products (like my own) can't afford to sell on Amazon while all of the cheap Chinese goods sell so we'll. They have the volume and it's cheaper for them to ship from China than it is to ship state to state in the US. Yup... It's all backwards.

All that said, when you see a big ticket item on Amazon, especially if it is American made, try calling the manufacturer and try to purchase direct. They often times are happy to help you since it's another 20% in their pocket instead of Bezos pocket.

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What about if you join Amazon Prime?? (just saying??)

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If I remember correctly, Amazon jacked up the price the amount of shipping from RecPro. But it was “free Prime shipping.” So it equaled out. I went directly from RecPro. Very happy with the unit.

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