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Old 07-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Baked Beans so need air conditioining advice

It was a bit toasty in our little Uhaul traveling from Ia to SC this week, every night we stopped, temp was 98. Has anyone been able to figure out a mini air conditioner that would fit the space where the original heater was? We have a fantastic fan on the roof but whew, it was still pretty warm. You all have steered us in the right direction so far, we appreciate your advice.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Mount one on the roof, where your 14"x14" vent is.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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Any brand you recommend ?
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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I don't know UHauls, but Scamps that did not have a roof AC from the factory do not get the roof reinforcements and thus shouldn't have a roof AC put on unless you do something to strengthen the roof.

I'm putting a small window unit in my Scamps closet right now.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tml#post319347

But if your roof will support a roof unit, that's probably easier.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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I believe the CT13 Uhauls were not designed to support a roof A/C unit. I don't like the idea of a air conditioner stuck in a window either. Many teardrop camper owners have discussed using a "Petcool" unit, which I think is for dog houses, but I'm not familiar with them. Bob
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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If the roof wont support AC, how big is your closet?
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #7
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I'm not sure what size opening you have. I looked a bit on the web and found a couple AC models that fit in smaller windows, but they need about 16 inches or so of width. Does you back window slide open on one side? Perhaps you could fit a small one there with some bracing on the back bumper. Several folks have done this. Here's a picture of one in a CT. You could remove it and put it on the bed while traveling.

By the way, most CT owners (and small Burro owners) state that the roof can't handle the AC without inside bracing and support.
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I believe the CT13 Uhauls were not designed to support a roof A/C unit. I don't like the idea of a air conditioner stuck in a window either. Many teardrop camper owners have discussed using a "Petcool" unit, which I think is for dog houses, but I'm not familiar with them. Bob
Bob - I think we think alike... I am going to go measure the furnace opening, then go on the hunt for a pet cool type unit, if they cool dog houses, thet should be good enuf for us "old dogs."
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If the roof wont support AC, how big is your closet?
Going to go measure our closet tomorrow!
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #10
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The U-haul brochure shows one the top of a CT13. They also had rental's with swamp coolers on them. I had one on my VT.
I'd shop for a low profile unit with lower amp draw capacitor in case you my want to use a Honda gen set.
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I'm going to remove our furnace, that may be a useable location for a small A/C unit, but we probably won't need one. When we went south for the month of December last year it was never hot enough for A/C. Do some research on this as I think I saw somewhere a small free standing A/C unit, maybe intended for use in a small office. For your info, I just replaced our rear window with one from Scamp, I had to enlarge the width of the opening by about 1/2" on each side and put the clamp ring on backwards and it works great. Unfortunately the Scamp side windows are too small for the Uhaul side window opening but I'm working on a solution to that problem. Bob
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Mike, I thought only the VT's had the A/C unit, but I haven't seen a brochure. The VT we looked at recently looked to me like the roof had a sag to it by the air conditioner, that's why I'm hesitant to encourage installing a roof mount A/C unit. Our CT had the swamp cooler but I replaced it with a Fantastic Fan. When we have shore power we also use a small 110V fan. Bob
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ClimateRight - CR-7000 Max

There are other places to get those, that's just the first link I hit on Google. Heavy units for their cooling power.
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Or you could do something like this! With a window air conditioner.
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