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Old 10-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Unusual AC install

I know this isn't an egg that is for sale and it isn't mine but this post is about the unusual AC install. I haven't seen anything quite like this so decided to post a link. I don't know how to put the photos here and the picture will likely be gone forever once the trailer sells.


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Old 10-05-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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Retrofitting a window a/c has been done by several members here on the forum. Some in windows, closets or any available space.
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Camilla,

It's not uncommon to locate an AC thru a wall, much like a home installation however it is unusuall to locate it in the bathroom as it seems in the picture.
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Retrofitting a window a/c has been done by several members here on the forum. Some in windows, closets or any available space.
And some of them weren't even retrofits: My first Casita (a 1989) had a window unit in the back window, and my current, 1999 Casita has its (window unit) AC in the front closet. Both were installed by the factory.

It's just how they did it "back then."
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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Camilla,

It's not uncommon to locate an AC thru a wall, much like a home installation however it is unusuall to locate it in the bathroom as it seems in the picture.
Oh, wow. I didn't even notice it was in the bathroom. ha!
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I wasn't referring to the fact that it is a window install or even in the bathroom. What I see that is so unusual is the outside surrounding of the AC. See the little side pieces and also the way they built that overhang on the top? That is a far cry from my little install and I think it look very different. I haven't seen one done like that at all on any type of camper.

I would really like to see better up close pics
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I see. It's like they built a housing around the AC.
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I see. It's like they built a housing around the AC.
Yep, it even has it's own awning like thing. The way the housing is built, if it rains, the water would run off the top rather than pool on top of the housing.

I wonder what that little door is? If it's a door....

Hey Camilla, ask the seller for better pictures! Maybe there's someone with an egg that would like to make a similar housing...
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It is a door which must be opened while the unit is operating to allow air to be circulated, the exhaust is out back and fresh is taken in both the sides. I bet there is another door on the unseen side also.
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I wrote asking for more pics. I really want to see it up close.
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Since I emailed them yesterday and didn't get a response I called them this morning. He told me that the previous owner had made the surround. He was out in the woods so asked me to call him back this afternoon so he could get my email address to send me pics.
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What I see that is so unusual is the outside surrounding of the AC... I haven't seen one done like that at all on any type of camper.
lil Snoozy Factory

Lil Snoozy has a molded surround for their air conditioner; they have louvers all around instead of little doors on the sides.
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Oh, wow. I didn't even notice it was in the bathroom. ha!
Many people are reluctant to install "window" type air conditioner in a side window for fear of the protrusion hitting something while towing, and they don't want to sacrifice a front window's view, or worry about road schmutz splashing up from the tow vehicle. Leaving the bathroom door open most of the time provides an unobstructed air flow in this trailer which seems to be the least objectionable compromise.
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lil Snoozy Factory

Lil Snoozy has a molded surround for their air conditioner; they have louvers all around instead of little doors on the sides.
I went and checked out your link. I had no idea that any RV manufacturers did anything that looks like sticking a window AC in the hull of a camper. I would only use something like this as a very last resort in an older camper where I had no other choice due to structural concerns. I know I can't put an RV AC in the roof of my Playpac without a major reconstruction so I went another route with it but I can't imagine why Lil Snoozy would do that to a new cute little trailer.. It looks pretty bad...

I really like a lot of things about the Snoozy but that isn't one of them. There are a few other changes that I would make but all in all I would still like to have one.
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