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Old 03-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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I'm not sure if I am in the right area, if not, please reroute me. Has there been any fairly recent info on using an external AC uit and ducting it into an egg? I hate to cut holes or lose valuable space in by baby. I was thinking of rigging something up using one of those "periscope" dryer vents to the little window over my stove and maybe a hot air return through the floor.
This site has helped me so much with my egg, Thanks all!
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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I put this in "Owners Helping Owners"

I don't think there has been recent discussion about remote air conditioning units. I am having trouble remembering key search words, or who talked about it so it must have been some time ago. Good luck!
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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adkboler : Like you, we also feel that drilling holes in the fiberglass is an awful way to go...so here's the solution I'm considering this summer...

As you (and many) likely know...our little trailers are not well set up for big air conditioning units on the roof, because going down the road is often too much stress...however, just sitting still, they can certainly support this one...

WEST MARINE Carry-On Air Conditioner at West Marine

So if you have a hatch on top...perhaps that could be the answer for you too !!

Cheers, P.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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This one might also work...

Arctic Air Portable Air Conditioner (52 qt., dual fan, 12 volt) - Sporty's Pilot Shop
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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It sounds like you don't want to use any interior volume and don't want to do a roof mount.

The cheapest thing to do would be to buy a $100 Walmart AC and build a floor duct and vent the out put up thru the floor, setting the AC unit any where under the floor.

If you want you could add a couple of muffin fans to force the air in.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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a/c option

We are going to use a window unit we bought from Target last year on clearance for $50.
It will be put in our back sliding window of our 'new to us' 16 ft. Scamp. I don't like using half of my window but we don't want to cut holes either.
We did this in our 13 ft. Casita and it worked well.
Hubby made a collar out of lightweight wood-it fit around the a/c and held the unit in . When we are ready to hit the road we just remove the a/c.
These 5,000 btu units are lightweight and cool nicely.
Will try to post pictures of new install when we get started on it.
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I second the rear window install. Cheap, easy and effective. I have chosen to leave mine in fulltime.

Refer to this thread for my install.

Window AC installation on a CT-13
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the good suggestions, unfortunately I have a solid back window. Looks like there might be a hole in the floor, but I guess that will be better than in the side, eh?
I hope to meet some great folks at the Eggscursion in TN!
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What about a side window? It would mount the same as the back window.
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