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Old 08-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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This seems to be something new and unique. Its called ClimateRight Portable Tent and Small RV Air Conditioner/Heater Combo. It's 7,000 btu plus heat, which should be perfect for the 16's. It sits outside and two maybe 4" dia ducts exchange the air through a window or... But I am hopping to get confirmation of it's ability to cool. I can't find ratings or reviews yet. It's $599 at camping world
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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That's about the same price as a roof top unit and 2500 BTU sounds very small to cool an RV in the hot sun.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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I looked up the company web site. They recommend the small unit for rooms up to 350sq ft. So you would need the larger one for a 16' trailer. It is a heat pump(so won't work well in extreme cold), but doesn't take much power. One problem, per the manufacturer, it must be mounted outside. Nice idea though.

Someone once made a cabinet mounted AC/heatpump but I haven't seen one in a while.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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For the Record

A Scamp 16 is only about 90 square feet, about 7 x 13.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #5
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ClimateRight Portable Tent and Small RV Air Conditioner/Heater Combo

My Fiber Stream 16' is just painted fiberglass on the inside with no insulation. When it is over 95 degrees outside, the 5000 BTU window air conditioner that I paid $99 for can keep just the King size bed area cool, but not the kitchen or bathroom. The same air conditioner in the window of my 12' x 12' bedroom (with 9' ceilings) in my house will freeze the whole room in about 45 minutes.

I expect this unit to do about the same, or a little better under those conditions.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Well, I won't get the Scamp till mid Oct so I won't need AC till next yr. By then I have to decide; Roof mount, Closet or window. And maybe by then there will be more info on the Portable unit.
Thanks for the observations.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #7
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Another option; I circulate with a small Fan and it stays nice and comfy!
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #8
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My error-I meant 350 cubic feet-not square feet!
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:15 PM   #9
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Another option; I circulate with a small Fan and it stays nice and comfy!
Is that a window air conditioner mounted under front seat? Do you have a pic of outside? We also have ct and still trying to figure out an air conditioner option that doesN't compromise the original configuration too much.
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350 cubic feet is even smaller than a 13' Scamp (@ abt 480 c.f.), more like a small bathroom maybe.....
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Yes Jane, It's a GE 5K BTU $99 Sam's Club buy. It has a built in evaporator pan eliminating the need to install one; never a drop on the floor all season. I cut 2 deck holes, one for cold air intake and one for the hot air exhaust; I simply arrive at camp site, remove lids, and turn it on. Keeps my little uninsulated camper a comfy 72 degree's on the hotest of days using a small fan to circulate the air.
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George, if its not too much trouble, can you explain further? I assume the deck holes are for a boat and can be purchased through marine supply company? Is there any type of ducting or air baffles inside the seat cubby area to divide intake/outake air? Does it make the seat warm or anything? This seems too ingeniously simple..... I love this idea
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:05 PM   #13
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I'm installing my 5000 BTU unit in my closet today, started yesterday. I could use some good rounds vents/ports like you have for cool air intake, but I plan on putting them underneath. Any pointers on options welcome.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #14
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BTW George, I love your upholstery. I'm looking for just the right fabric and pattern before redoing all of mine. Thinking a dark greenish, subtle, traditional "oriental" paisley/floral type thing. Red/brown accents.

Sorry for the off topic.
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