I have been looking at this unit for a while... Can run it on a battery and is way lighter... Anyone know if the Scamp 13' could support this unit? Weighs 13Lbs? Since I have water on board It could be plumbed into my existing system?
I had an evaporative cooler on a (stationary) Mobile Home that I lived in 20 years ago. It worked adequately in the dry climate I was living in then...
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had an RV evaporative cooler mounted on it's roof when I bought it. The previous owner had Jerry-rigged a pump for it when the original failed. I tried to fix it with a proper small sump pump without much success, and wound up giving the unit to a friend who lives in the Imperial County (California) desert.
One thing I've learned about evaporative coolers from 1st hand experience is that they work well when the relative humidity is below 20%. But above that they don't cool any better than a plain fan will, and they actually increase discomfort and possibility of mold accumulation.
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The 13 pounds quoted is only for the unit itself. When you are using it you have to fill a tank inside it with about 3 gallons of water, adding about 25 pounds for a total of 38 pounds. It is not recommended to tow while the tank is full, so you have to drain it when you move, a very slow process because it depends on gravity feed through a small hose. Both of mine (The permanent Mobile Home system and the Tank based RV system) constantly leaked onto my roof(s). Since it uses a separate built-in tank, the RV version is not plumbed into an existing water system.