How many A/C braces on a '07 Filon roof?

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  1. griff02

    griff02 New Member

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    I'm just about done replacing my roof, and the last thing is adding the A/C back. The roof I have, I'm told was off an '07 Williamsburg, Americana series. It has one brace behind the A/C toward the rear of the pop up, and I'm trying to figure out if it needs just the one or another in front of the A/C.

    One dealer has said the Alumitite only needs one, but the Filon used two. Another dealer said it just needed the one.

    Anybody have one with an A/C that can tell me for sure?
     
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    campfixer New Member

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    I would err on the side of caution and go with more braces if you can't find an awnser. Better to spend a little more than have your A/C land in your lap..
     
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    My 07 has two.
     
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    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    Just remember, the purpose of the braces is more to prevent bouncing during transit than it is to support weight. That said, you really can't over brace it, can you?
     
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    Thanks everyone, and by the responses, I think I'll be putting the second brace on it.
     
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    grcooperjr Lunatic

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    My E3 with a filon roof has 2 braces on either side of the ac. But I went one step further and added more support between the braces. I did not like the movement of the roof with the ac installed. Adding the support between the braceing made it rock soild.

    Here is a pick of the finished bracing....

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    Go to this link for my install

    Hope it helps
     
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    great pic! thanks, I'm currently waiting for the second brace on order. In the meantime, I rigged up a temporary 2x4 brace. That was a great idea for the extra bracing in between the two.
     
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    I like your design. I am going to give this some serious thought as I would like to span the distance between the supports. That way I can support the original A/C supports inside the foam roof.
     
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    It does work good. Been installed for just under 8 years and it still is rock solid.
     
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    Cooper! Your still on the forum. :)


    Nice. I saw the thread was so old and I said to myself. There is no way this guy is still on. I am glad I was wrong. I am going to think about your mod very carefully. I think it is something I can do.

    VIn.
     
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    Yeap, Im around. Allot of the old threads still notify me when someone posts. I've been spending most of my time on Facebook, but I do get around from time to time.
     

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