Another edit - mini split is still working, generator died. See later post.
An edit to my original post below. My mini - split compressor unit burnt out last night. Had it installed and working for 2 whole days. I think air-flow was what contributed to the failure. None the less my mini-split project is now over....sadly. looking for roof AC now. Sorry all. Lee - I hope you have better success than I did. -Sean
Great stuff! I finally got my mine installed and working this past week. Just in the nick of time as we are full time on the bus now.
Here is some of my story -
Same as you, my first shipment was destroyed. Sent it back and they no longer made the unit so they refunded me the purchase and shipping. Great customer service. So I ordered from them again. The second shipment had a different model indoor unit than outdoor unit. I called and asked about compatability and they said it wouldn't be an issue. After installing it was an issue so I called again and they said this time that they were not compatable, stopped making these models as well and refunded my money, again. Third time I went with a different company.
Im not an AC guy and Getting an AC guy to test lines and vaccum was a bit challenging. Contractors tended to be sketchy about doing the work. Had to find the right kind of person to step in and help. (One guy wanted me to pull a permit?)
Make sure you wrap those lines! Your going to get a ton of condensation if you don't and it will make a big mess. Plus the liquid line will start to evaporate before it gets the evaporator. Make sure you have your evap units at a slightly steeper angle for the drain so that water in the tray doesn't slosh all over as you are driving. It can make a mess. I never realized how much water comes off these units.
Put a hole in the floor behind your AC condensing unit - make sure its at least as big as tahe fan in cubic inches plus 10% or so -
It will get very warm in that bay and on a hot day the condensing unit may overheat. I am going to probably put an additional auxiliary fan in the hole to help when we are parked. Seems to work good going down the road though.
Its been very challenging but fun and I have learned a lot! I would do it again. I suggest using a good 24k dual zone unit for front and very back and a single 9 or 12k that runs on 110 for the middle. This will allow you to have something if only 30 amps are available. I can imagine with a good sized battery bank and the right equipment you might be able to run a 110v system of a quality inverter.
Ill post some pics of the install at a later date. Too busy now to get into it. Ask lots of questions. My system is a Midea 24k dual zone system that runs on 220v with a 12 amp pull on a 25amp breaker.
1984 Eagle Model 10S