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Old 03-17-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on having a/c in our '72 Amerigo? there is one under the bed but it has horrible circulation. we have tried fans to help but its still almost 80+degrees inside unless you lay on the floor
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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Yep, I can see your problem. A/C needs to be set up high because cold air sinks, just like heaters need to be set up low because heat rises.

Are you willing to sacrafice a window? Don't damage the window frame, etc. The neat part is you can leave the A/C at home (and the weight) when the weather is cool enough.

My Easily Removeable Window Air Conditioner
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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yep id be willing to sacrafice a window. Just wasnt sure if that was a good idea and what the cost would be. Could that be a husband project? he's pretty handy or should we have someone do it?
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It seems like if you already have the AC installed, that a more creative fan solution might be more practical. Where did you position the fan when you tried it before?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #5
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we have tried several positions. we are using a standard box fan (that may be the problem too) but we have faced it towards the ac unit, tilted up, facing away, up on the table.....
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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Maybe the problem is the actual AC unit. Where does it get its fresh air? Where does it output the heated air? I wonder if there is a problem with the actual unit? I am not too familiar with the arrangement that you are speaking of. I have a 16' Scamp and we have a unit installed below our side closet and it keeps up pretty well. When it's a 100 degrees with high humidity though, it can barely keep up but it's still better than being outside!
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Maybe the problem is the actual AC unit. Where does it get its fresh air? Where does it output the heated air? I wonder if there is a problem with the actual unit? I am not too familiar with the arrangement that you are speaking of. I have a 16' Scamp and we have a unit installed below our side closet and it keeps up pretty well. When it's a 100 degrees with high humidity though, it can barely keep up but it's still better than being outside!
I had similar thoughts. Maybe the OP could shoot a few photos of the front and back of the air conditioner. If the ventilation to the back is in adequate, the AC may just be under performing.

Re fans, I was thinking of adding some computer fans near the front to direct cold air upward.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #8
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...How about a....weather-friendly/snap-on window A/C for rv???? That will come to my mind when it comes to fix-up the cab interior. Portable A/C is not as efficient as window type plus higher cost, also complicated for hoses(input/output hot/cold...ect...). There are all kinds of mini, light, cheap A/C on the market right now with 5000BTU commonly. I saw my neighbour putting his window A/C during summer and take off in winter(or cover it from outside with a..garbage bag). So I made my own for top room one, so-called weather-friendly/snap-on window A/C. All pre-assembled, just pull out the glass and...snap it on. It could be left during snowy/rainy winter weather, too-only cover from inside of the room-. That concept will be put on application on my camper plus better secured fitting in case of ....moving on the road. Take it off when I do not need it and..store securely somewhere, glass is put back as normal...Just my concept, and hopefully post photo in the future
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #9
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Roof-top A/C factory installed: -Pros: Nice look, no space loss for cab interior, Cons: High cost, height increase, bad areodynamic on road...Portable A/C-Pros: portable, Cons:A lot of deffect also low efficiency, high cost, complicated installation if one wants to utilize max benefit...Window A/C: Pros: Cheap, variable range ,simple installation, flexible-Cons: Look cheap, not friendly with weather changes leading to heat loss from the house, leaking from the rain...So, depend on one's skill and effort, if carefully installed and modified it coud be utilized with the most benefit. Just my personal opinion...
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