Originally Posted by CindyL
We cut a hole in the back of our Burro
, right above the couch platform, built a platform for the window air conditioner to balance on behind the Burro
wall. The platform was supported by a bracket connected to the bumper.
We then cut apart a cooler. When the air conditioner was not in use, we used bungie cords to hold the cooler on, so it looked like a cooler attached to the back of the Burro
. We drove with the cooler on too.
I can post pix if you want.
After I let the 3 way fridge
run all night on 110, it was not even chilled slightly. As I was finished removing the cabinet and the old 3-way, I began to get an idea from yours. I cut the working components from the back of the fridge
with my wife's jig saw, without damaging the lines for the refrigerant. (Yes, it was her jig saw. She asked for it specifically for her birthday 2 years ago.) I now have a box, open on both ends with a very sturdy plastic flange that is very heavily insulated. I can now fabricate a drip pan and a flange mount for the other end of this box. The plastic lining from the fridge
will do well in a wet environment and the insulation should decrease some of the inside noise. Thanks for sharing your idea as it morphed into a simpler solution for me. Fabrication is a bit down the road since I ended up removing all but one of the cabinets. Since I have gone this far, I am probably going to paint
it inside and out before reassembly. I am going to use stainless steel button head bolts for reassembly. Of course it goes without saying that I will use never seize on the bolts when the time comes. The big deal for me was if I ever want to take the cabinets out again, I can have one person on the outside with an allen head wrench and remove them without damaging either the fiberglass and new paint
, and I won't have to buy new acorn head rivets each time.
Thank you very much!
P.S. In case anyone is wondering, the working parts of the back of the fridge went to a scrapper that reclaims the refrigerant.