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Old 02-22-2011, 12:08 PM   #29
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Alf, I see from your photo that the water dripping off the trailer left some pretty big puddles on the ground too.
The red leaf looks good!
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:27 PM   #30
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June, July, August, and sometimes May & September it's not uncommon for the temperature at 10:00 PM to still be in the 90's (degrees F) in the shade in Texas, The question is not "do we air condition" the trailer; it's "how many BTU's".

A window unit will hold up to the rigors of mounting in a trailer. The unit in the Compact Jr is more than 12 years old and works perfectly.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:00 PM   #31
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I added air conditioning two years after I bought my 1998 Scamp 13. I purchased the AC modification from Evlands.

It is a standard window AC modified so as to install it in the bottom of the closet. I modified the the remaining closet and installed a microwave and turned the remaining space into a pantry.

The modification required quite a bit of cutting of the fiberglass closet bottom and the exterior exhaust vent. I used a RotoZip tool to cut the fiberglass.

The unit really works well and I can store my Scamp in my garage since I don't have the roof AC. Also, if the AC should "shoot craps", I can replace it with an inexpensive unit from Walmart.

I have misplaced the installation drawings but I think Evelands might provide them. If I should find them, I'll scan and upload them.

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Old 02-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #32
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I want air more than heat here in Mn but I do not winter camp. The camper is pretty hot as the windows do not do much to circulate air. The fantastic fan helps alot, but still in the summer I want to come in to a cool camper after being out in the heat. I say go for it as it will be easier to sell if having heat and air.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:32 PM   #33
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always had it, ... Always will.
Wouldn't buy a trailer without it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:39 PM   #34
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I have owned a number of un-insulated glass trailers and they always get hot even in an Alberta summer. However since moving up to the 25 foot Bigfoot with 4 season insulation we find the insulation and dual pane windows really help to keep the temp down even when camping in the direct sun and hot days.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:27 PM   #35
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I have yet to need one here in colorado. It can get hot in there. I did install a wonder vent fan up top.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:01 PM   #36
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I would like to see the instructions, living in Florida AC is a must.



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I added air conditioning two years after I bought my 1998 Scamp 13. I purchased the AC modification from Evlands.

It is a standard window AC modified so as to install it in the bottom of the closet. I modified the the remaining closet and installed a microwave and turned the remaining space into a pantry.

The modification required quite a bit of cutting of the fiberglass closet bottom and the exterior exhaust vent. I used a RotoZip tool to cut the fiberglass.

The unit really works well and I can store my Scamp in my garage since I don't have the roof AC. Also, if the AC should "shoot craps", I can replace it with an inexpensive unit from Walmart.

I have misplaced the installation drawings but I think Evelands might provide them. If I should find them, I'll scan and upload them.

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Old 03-08-2011, 08:45 AM   #37
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AC 110 power requirement and weight are a concern but would like to have it. Looked at a very small light weight marine unit not shure it would work though.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:22 AM   #38
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I agree with Brian that you don't need air conditioning camping around Colorado. With all the windows open and a screen door, the egg stays cool. But I have it and will keep it for the next guy.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #39
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In over 5 years of using my Scamp I've used the "Constant Breeze" portable fan 3 times. Most recently in LA near Orange, TX, where the outside temp hovered around 67 all night and the humidity was around 80%.
Somebody mentioned drying out the trailer before closing it up. I guess I'm lucky in that my trailer when not is use sites under a carport next to my house. I open the roof vent and the window over the sink and the let the air flow through.
Another point. I'm set up to live in the trailer extended time off the grid. No power to run A/C or microwave ovens. I don't like noisy generators so I don't have one.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #40
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I have an '08 Scamp, no air. July of last year I was at lake Mead. Temps didn't get below 95 at night. I roasted. Contacted Kent Eveland at Scamp to get instructions on installing AC in the closet. He emailed me the instructions for anyone who wants them, but they are long and I don't know how to post them to this site. Any suggestions? I'd also be willing to email them to anyone. I also inquired if my Scamp had been mfgd. with roof supports. He dug up the original order, but said he did not see where it was requested, so it might not have the supports. Too bad there wasn't a way to knock on the ceiling. Something like looking for studs behind a wall.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:09 AM   #41
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Alice, I sent you a PM.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:21 PM   #42
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Lake Mead Where???

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I have an '08 Scamp, no air. July of last year I was at lake Mead. Temps didn't get below 95 at night. I roasted. Contacted Kent Eveland at Scamp to get instructions on installing AC in the closet. He emailed me the instructions for anyone who wants them, but they are long and I don't know how to post them to this site. Any suggestions? I'd also be willing to email them to anyone. I also inquired if my Scamp had been mfgd. with roof supports. He dug up the original order, but said he did not see where it was requested, so it might not have the supports. Too bad there wasn't a way to knock on the ceiling. Something like looking for studs behind a wall.
As far as I know the only place you can get power at Lake Mead is the RV Resort. None of the Recreation Area campgrounds have hook-ups.
That's something to think about. You can only use AC at night where there are at least power hook-ups. The biggest percentage of campgrounds that don't have power don't allow overnight generator use, generators off by 10 pm.
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