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Old 08-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #15
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I thought it was prior/proper.....

actually we are both wrong, I checked and this what I found
The 7 Ps is a British Army adage for Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

actually further research reveals additional versions
Other versions of the 7 Ps

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance
Piss Poor Planning Promotes Piss Poor Performance
Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
Positive Pre-Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #16
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sorry for hijacking the thread, now back to regular programming....
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #17
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The scamp store sells the Coleman Polar Cub, a 9600 btu unit as stock, it has a very low pofile and does not stick up much so it would have less wind stress. Since I only saw one listed I imagine it is sufficient to cool a 16 ft as well as a 13 ft, and probably the 19 ft. 5th wheel.

If you followed the recommendation of the seller as to the cooling capacity of the unit to purchase I think you are on very solid ground to return it and not pay any sort of restocking fee or what have you to the seller. I would even debate shipping costs unless they specifically stated in purchase agreement you had to pay it no matter why it was being returned.

With a 13,500 btu AC unit on a 13 ft camper you could stick a Fridgidaire label on the door and store bag ice to sell at the campground.

It may well be your best bet if you want a roof air unit is to plan a trip to Minn. and let Scamp install it unless they can suggest someone in the Ohio area. Depends on what the techs say I guess.

BTW - it was really nice what you said about your husband being able to do most anything. Us hubbies appreciate that.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:55 AM   #18
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Thanks Roger! I appreciate all that you said. I am going to call the co I bought it from today and hopefully even intercept the FED EX guy and return it at our door!

I seriously questioned the size when we were on the phone.

As far as going up to Scamp, yikes! We were thrilled to find one for sale used that was only 2 hours from our house. It would be a 2 DAY drive there - and 2 DAY drive home. (one reason we were happy not to need to buy a new one). And plus, like I said, my husband can do almost anything - he has already put in a silverware drawer, a big drawer under the closet door, shelves into where the big closet is, new carpet, changed location of some funky electric, a new "back splash" - that vinyl tile that looks like pressed tin, etc. (I've done some work too - painted all of the doors, changed hardware, cleaned cushions and sewing window treatments) - just not nearly as much as him! This way it helps him to feel like he "owns" it more. Which is perfect b/c it was my idea to get this.

We went out last night and were looking around for a location for the AC unit. He's going to find a very small one locally (hopefully today). I think we found a good spot - below the table (Frank will move the spare to the front). This way it will cool the space when the table is up and then when it's down it will still be able to push out that open space. We REALLY don't want it in the window.

Wish us luck! And thanks for all of the help on this everyone.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #19
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GREAT NEWS! I called the company to explain, they said just refuse it and are working on the claim. No mention of restocking or shipping costs. How nice to deal with such a good company!

And locally we found a 5200 BTU window unit at Sears so that will be installed in the back.

Now back to the window treatments!
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #20
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aahhh, 7 p's is now working, great news.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #21
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Thats good news Jeanne, hopefully your altered plan will do the trick.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:17 PM   #22
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I just saw a very small 6200 btu unit at costco so it may be available from Wally mart as well. But 5200 should cover all but full sun on a really hot Georgia day with high temp and humidity, even then I would think it would be ok for many people. One poster from that area was not satisfied with 5000 btu but then that stuff is a personal preference. DW is comfortable up to 80 if there is a breeze and is cold at 73. I wear t-shirt and shorts at 73.

There was at least one post with pictures on an under table install, that is where I saw it. Here is at least one link.
AC in Scamp 13'/Electrical, Propane ?'s

Here are a few more posts where some ideas and evaluation of different approaches, size and models are discussed. Even if you don't like the installation method or location there are some gems of wisdom in the problems solved or avoided.

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WalMart sells Haier AC units. Are they OK for campers?


Good luck and glad to hear the vendor was so good to deal with.
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PIC Scamp A/C extra support

Attached is a picture of the extra roof support for the Scamp roof A/C. This is looking from rear to front.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:13 PM   #24
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Wow everyone! Thanks so much. I appreciat all the help, etc. I showed Frank this sight and he was impressed too (but he's not really online much).

Eddie, that support is CRAZY. Thank GOD we did NOT have to do some of that to our "scamper".

I am soooo glad we went with the regular unit. Frank got AC unit installed tonight, and working, and the wheel moved to the "front". But still needs detailing. Like I said, my husband can do almost anything (thank God). I will post pictures soon (before and after).

Roger, thanks for posting the link to the other (brilliant) person who thought of putting the AC under the table. It was Frank's idea and I really do believe it's BRILLIANT. Also it's supported by the bumper (and not too heavy either). Only down fall is that the unit I picked out had remote control but he picked one up today for almost 1/2 the cost but no remote. So what I told him! We'll set it right before bed!

This weekend will be our maiden voyage! We're going for 2 nights to a really great looking RV park (state park in KY). Wish us luck!

Thanks again for all of the help.
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