air conditioner in Scamp closet HELP - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-12-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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air conditioner in Scamp closet HELP

I know there are a lot of threads about air conditioners in Scamps, but most seem to be old and the links are unable to open.
I've even searched the internet and only have found 1 you tube video that involves cutting into the trailer.

I have a 13' 1977 Scamp.
I would love to install an air conditioner in our closet WITHOUT cutting a hole in the side of the trailer. Is this possible?

If so, are there any clear step by step instructions/pictures I could refer to?

I also wanted to mention that we have the jalousie windows too, making it hard, if our only option is for a window unit.

any suggestions?
Thank you,
Joy and Joel

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Old 05-12-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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Here is mine from a couple of years ago and everything is still active.

I'm adding air conditioning to my Scamp.

I don't see how you will be able to install air without cutting a hole of some type, aside from taking out a window and mounting one there. I guess you could run some ducts down through the floor to avoid cutting in to the sides but I think airflow could be a problem which would have to be alleviated with some fans. It's not that that method isn't feasible, I just think it's more work.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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That hole in the fiberglass is for air intake and exhaust. (The back of the window unit beneath my Casita's closet is totally enclosed.) The hole is covered with a grill made of thin sheet metal, and there's a naugahide cover that fastens over it (outside) for when the AC is not in use.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:44 PM   #5
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I just posted some pics of my 73 Boler with the ac unit in the closet. I can get better pics in the am. There's a side and back vent but it looks ok
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:52 AM   #6
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If all stars align, my AC is going in this weekend in the closet (85 scamp).... Will be documenting it. But I am already planning on going through the side.

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