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Old 10-29-2015, 02:34 PM   #15
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If heat transfer through the vinyl is a problem, there is a simple solution. Buy a roll of Reflectix and cut 4 long strips to cover the vinyl on the inside of the trailer. Stuff it between the upper roof and the lower roof. We've used this method to keep AC inside or heat inside and it work wonders.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:53 PM   #16
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Here is photo of a Reflectix panel in place.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:12 PM   #17
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Fans verses cutting a hole in the FG

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Personally, I would not do it. If you have seen how thin the walls are you might not either
If you do it you will have to build something to support it
You already have nice support at the hitch tree. Could you put it there, make a chute under the table/bed and bring in the cold there?
We just have lots of small 12V fans but we don't full time and so far our warmest camping was over 100 during the day but cooled off at night.

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I have to agree in not cutting the FG and just install 3 way forward/reverse fans open window at one end then start fan to move the air around sure does cool it down fast inside, plus maybe installing spray foam insulation would be a better way to go if at all possible as this would help in keeping the heat out and warmth in at different seasons?
Or if there is already a 14" square vent hole in the roof then pick up a good used rooftop AC unit smaller the better, we have 13,500BTU in our Rexhall MH and it does us just fine, a bit noisy but once asleep never hear it anyway.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:15 PM   #18
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Installing a roof a/c in any of the pop-up FGRV's really isn't an option. The roof won't support that kind of weight.


These aren't built like a huge Class "A" motorhome.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:09 PM   #19
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re-cutting roof

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Installing a roof a/c in any of the pop-up FGRV's really isn't an option. The roof won't support that kind of weight.


These aren't built like a huge Class "A" motorhome.
Thanks for the info as I was wondering why not many had cut the roof but were put elsewhere in those little trailers. Having never owned a Small FG model other than the big foot I would not of known and now I do. But I do see some with ac units on the roof but only a couple which look like they were installed when they were built.
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:25 PM   #20
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Hunter Compact JR. Ac

I have one of these little gems and have put an AC unit in it under the seat.
I put a 8000 BTU window unit under the seat and vented it down through the floor.. The front sticks out from under the seating area and the vents go down rather than out the side or window.. Essentially what I did was buy two standard Wall AC/heat louvers like you see in most homes.( home Depot) Cut the plywood floor to fit them one in front of the other. The one nearest to the middle of the trailer is the air intake and the one closest to the outside is the exhaust. I Made a 2 inch high stand out of 2x4s that the AC sits on and particianed the area on the front section off from the back side. This little stand formed the air channels for intake air and exhaust. I them took aluminum sheet metal (flashing) and formed ducts down both sides at the intake of the AC and another along the back for exhaust... The result is a pretty neat installation that puts the weight on the floor and eliminates the need to cut any fiberglass or windows..
You can put any size AC in as long as it will fit under the seat... Works like a champ.. When you want, the louvers can be closed off for storage or wet running if you like..
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That's' a very creative installation but, from you description, you lost all the foot space for the dinette and/or the storage space under the bed when it is made. Is that correct?
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The way I did it you do not lose any leg space in the rig. The AC front face is flush with the side of the seat bench. Yes you lose some storage space under the seat but the that is only about 18 inches wide.. Being floor mounted helps with the balance of the rig as opposed to having it hanging out of window and possibility getting caught on something as you go or cracking the trailer wall..
The whole job cost me less than $150 including a new AC unit... so that was a plus...
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Installing a roof a/c in any of the pop-up FGRV's really isn't an option. The roof won't support that kind of weight.


These aren't built like a huge Class "A" motorhome.
It was not i who did that but my brother in law bought a house AC unit and stuck it through the outside hole or doorway that goes in under the seat so when they pulled into camp ground they plugged and kept cool but when driving the truck they had also has ac so in the end it worked for them when they got home they removed the AC and re-installed the door.
our right about Class A roof we can actually walk around up there, also nice view up there to.
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My camper had a very dirty ac in the current location when I made the purchase. I replaced the old with a new unit that is an exact color match of the exterior paint. I live in south Louisiana and would not be able to tolerate the heat without it. When I rebuilt the camper I put in twin beds and that allows for good air flow and floor space.
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The way I did it you do not lose any leg space in the rig. The AC front face is flush with the side of the seat bench. Yes you lose some storage space under the seat but the that is only about 18 inches wide.. Being floor mounted helps with the balance of the rig as opposed to having it hanging out of window and possibility getting caught on something as you go or cracking the trailer wall..
The whole job cost me less than $150 including a new AC unit... so that was a plus...
OK, now I understand, the AC unit is built in under the right dinette seat. We use the under bed storage area for clothing bins so that might not work for us and, in addition, a large part of the under seat space is taken up with the 4 gallon water heater.
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I can see how that would work with the twin beds, but; 1) even thinking about twin beds is a no-no in our house and, 2) the Hunter Compact-II (Unlike the Hunter Jr.), has more cabinets, limiting the bed to being queen size in the East-West direction only.


I guess we are just lucky to be able to avoid a need for A/C.
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