Hello to all the Transit DIYers that have inspired me to take the plunge. Quitting my job, selling everything, moving into the van and hitting the road early next year. Just a bit of adventure before I get too old to enjoy it.
I am going to install a Dometic Heat Pump / AC Unit for when I am driveway camping or have access to some 110 voltage. The current plans for the roof top real estate will look like this.
I am putting the AC unit in the back in order to utilize the 2 internal cross beams for support. I have also purchased and received the Roof Adapters from Hein at Impact3D.
The hole will need to be the standard 14x14 cutout and I am going to place it here.
I am simply asking for guidance and knowledge from those that have done similar. A roof vent is one thing. A 72 pound AC unit is another.
Ill be creating some additional cross pieces and securing them with RivNuts for more bracing. I would rather it be overbuilt.
I have found it is very difficult to locate pics of other AC installs on the Transit. If you have any links or pics, please let me know.
Much sincere thanks in advance for the insight and knowledge.
You can follow the progress of the van build and my podcasts on it here.