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Posted: 10/04/21 04:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Coachmen class A and want to mount a 100lb mini-split to the rear wall. Is this too much weight? I know some people use a hitch carrier but ours is occupied. And this RV has no square bumper to put mounts on.

I would use one of these wall mount kits. Maybe this exact model, maybe one like it.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/DuctlessAire........tioners-and-Heat-Pumps-BPC-3LP/205886666

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Posted: 10/04/21 07:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What's occupying your hitch carrier?

Might be able to get a shop to weld up something that will hold the air/con and the bikes (?).

I wouldn't trust the walls. In a house, they drill into the 2x4 studs. RVs don't have anything like that.


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I would advise against doing so.

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Maybe if you through bolted the brackets and run steel plates 4' long across the interior wall to spread the load across 4 studs. Yea....that ain't gonna happen....

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It will be 100 pounds when it's stationary. When it's bouncing down the road it will increase.
Those brackets will probably tear out of the wall.

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Thanks everyone, I'll figure out a plan B

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Without re-enforcement, your plan scars me!


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Lwiddis wrote:

Without re-enforcement, your plan scars me!


I won't be driving behind him.

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bgum wrote:

I would advise against doing so.

Ditto

It would look really bad, and no one would buy it when you decide to sell it.

This style of heat pump is a far nicer looking option and won't destroy the rear wall (or resale value) of your RV


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I have a friend that mounted his to his rear bumper. He was more than impressed with the units performance.


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