Posted 2009-01-15 2:56 PM (#97572) Subject: Cost to install A/C
I have a 2002 Exiss 406xt. I want to install A/C to this unit. It does not have the braces already installed, but I know I have seen several Exiss trailers that are similiar with A/C. I have a friend who an electrician. So my question is if I buy one off the internet how hard would it be to have him install it? and #2 about how much would it cost from a dealer to do the whole thing so I can compare if its worth trying to have done myself? I got a bid from a RV/Camper dealer and he told me $2400. I about fell out of my chair. You can get a small unit on ebay for $550 including shipping.
Just looking to see some numbers and thoughts from others who might have done this.
I had a Coleman Mach II installed several years ago, that was the AC unit w/heat strips, wiring, breaker panel and labor.... It ran about $900.00. My guess was $450.00 for the unit and related parts and $450.00 labor.
Posted 2009-01-15 3:48 PM (#97583 - in reply to #97572) Subject: RE: Cost to install A/C
Location: Oklahoma City
You will have to have braces installed in the roof bows of the trailer to hold the a/c unit (14x14 opening), but a qualified repair shop should be able to do that for you. The a/c & install should cost no more than $1,100 to $1,500 including wiring and breaker box with plug in to outside of trailer plus whatever the cost of adding the roof braces.