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Old 05-29-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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Who has done this and can show me pictures? I don't have a sliding front window; it is fixed.

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Old 05-30-2007, 12:03 AM   #2
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My Easily Removeable Air Conditioner

Mine is installed in a slider window, however.

Since your trailer has the entrance in the back, over the bumper, you might see if someone with a classic Casita has a rear window mounted AC. That would more closely approximate your situation.

I seem to remember that Suz posted her instalation, but it was pre-hack.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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Yes, that would be helpful, too. Front window seems a little easier, possibly, since the trailer frame is there to help support the AC if I do it, but essentially it should be the same job. My front window is pretty small- maybe twice the width of an AC.

I haven't really looked at other alternatives yet, and I'm not sure I need one, just thinking ahead.



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Old 05-30-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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I liked the one that showed up at 2007 Bluebonnet in Bandera.

It was a room air conditioner that sat on the ground, street side rear, and the cold air was ducted to inside the Scamp with clothes drier flexible hose.

Quite portable and so I was told quite effieicent.
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:24 PM   #5
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Hi.. seems to me that if you were driving in any type of rain the a/c in the front window would be a water magnet, Paul Orlando fl
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:56 PM   #6
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I know this is not the way you intend to install your air conditioner, but here is the way I did it. inside and outside
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:54 PM   #7
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I know this is not the way you intend to install your air conditioner, but here is the way I did it. inside and outside
Well, that is a possibility, or something like that. If it is in the front window it would obviously need a cover during travel. I kind of like the outside idea; does that really work? Would it require a portable AC or could a room AC work?

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:20 PM   #8
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Would it require a portable AC or could a room AC work?

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I used a room AC. I took out the metalic cover of the unit, built a duct with 1/4" plywood from upper screen alongside the wall to bring outside air the open top of the unit, and I built an other duct to exhaust hot air to the lower screen.


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And that works very well.

(ooops ! I think your question was addressed to CD Smith...)
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I like your solution, too, though it may be more carpentry than I want to do.

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My Compact has a 5000 BTU window air conditioner mounted in the front window. It was installed by a previous owner. It is supported from below by two steel L brackets bolted through the fiberglass shell and from above by two aluminum straps that are screwed to the window frame. When traveling I cover the outside with a simple vinyl piece. Works great and does not leak.

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Well, that is a possibility, or something like that. If it is in the front window it would obviously need a cover during travel. I kind of like the outside idea; does that really work? Would it require a portable AC or could a room AC work?

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The one I saw at 2007 Bluebonnet was just a standard 115 Vac 'window mount' a/c unit. It was set on a platform on the ground and surrounded by a small white picket fence. It was transported in the bed of the TV. It appeared to be easy to set up/take down. I did not get close enough to see how the duck went from the a/c to the Scamp.
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Here is a link to a photo (taken by Lindy) of the 13' Scamp AC. This is the one that Charlie is referring to.

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Thanks Tom, that's the one I was posting about.
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Thanks, Tom, I'd like to see closer up the mounting hardware, when you get a chance. I'm not going to do anything for awhile, though, first I'll see how much I need AC.

The non-mounted unit has advantages, too; especially the ability to leave it behind when AC is not needed.

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