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Old 06-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #15
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Holy shock value Batman! At those prices, does it come with a lifetime supply the power to run it?
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #16
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5000 just satisfies our cooling needs and barely satisfies us when the camper is in direct sun light. 3000 btu is too low.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:37 PM   #17
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Good to know!

Now, the main thing I need are some good outside vents for the side of the trailer. Something that will keep bugs and most importantly water, out of the trailer in wind, during towing, even in rain. But that will flow enough air to keep the unit working efficiently.

I talked to Scamp and they said they stopped putting in closet units because the older units that were reliable installed that way are no longer made. They say most window units are made to have unimpaired air flow and putting them in an enclosure makes them work extra hard and they are not built to last that long in the best of circumstances. At $160 pop it's not horrible to contemplate a new one every few years financially, but I HATE disposable crap ending up in landfills. Scamp said they'd go out of business if they had to warranty the installation of today's closet units.

May need to add a few large muffin fans to keep the air moving through the system.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #18
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Oh, also, on whatever vent I use, some way to close it off will be needed. This trailer will see plenty of cold weather and loosing warmth through the AC unit is unacceptable.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #19
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I had a 5,000 BTU unit in a 13 feet Trillium. In Mexico, interior temperature was 90F degrees (without humidity!!!) and it was 102F outside. It is not overkill. As a matter of fact 8,000 would be preferable. Forget about 3,000 BTU. This is useless.
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i had a 5,000 btu unit in a 13 feet trillium. In mexico, interior temperature was 90f degrees (without humidity!!!) and it was 102f outside. It is not overkill. As a matter of fact 8,000 would be preferable. Forget about 3,000 btu. This is useless.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #21
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I had a 5,000 BTU unit in a 13 feet Trillium. In Mexico, interior temperature was 90F degrees (without humidity!!!) and it was 102F outside. It is not overkill. As a matter of fact 8,000 would be preferable. Forget about 3,000 BTU. This is useless.
Already forgotten. I have a 5000 BTU unit still in the box up at the campground.

Hopefully that'll be enough, I can't easily fit anything bigger/heavier.

I assume there was little shade in that circumstance?

I'm mostly concerned about cooling it down at night in high humidity. I just can't sleep when I'm sweaty. In a dry heat, with an iced beverage, I'm ok in the Scamp when it's 90 inside. I've seen that in New Mexico this year. Not ideal, but I can live with it. Or certainly sitting outside under the awning in 90 degrees.

Ideally I think someone (and it may be me) should design a sun screen made of light weight tent materials and poles that attaches to the roof, just enough to clear the roof vents. something that blocks the sun from directly hitting the trailer, yet will let wind pass over/through.

Trying to effectively AC something baking under strong direct sun is an uphill battle. And with such a shade you might not need AC nearly as much.
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