Hi everyone! It,s been awhile since I,ve posted anything but I check in periodically to see what,s going on. Since this topic is regarding air conditioning
, I thought I would share with you what Linda & I have done to our Leocraft this year. We finally took the plunge and installed air in Stubby. We debated for some time as to which way we would go- rooftop or sidewall installation. The sidewall installation finally one out. First it was a lot cheaper ,$250 versus $1300 rooftop. Secondly, the roof would have needed support as it is made up of 2x2 beams only.Plus the fact that we can reduce wind drag too by keeping it off the roof. We are very pleased with how it turned out. We had the opportunity to use it this summer and it works great. We wanted the air conditioner to be installed near the ceiling where the hot air gathers. We new that if we wanted the cabin to cool off quickly then we had to get rid of the existing buildup of heat at the ceiling. We have a 5000 BTU and it takes 5 to 10 minutes to cool down. I highly recommend installing high and not low at floor or knee level.I realize that weight
will limit many small glass eggs from placing their units high but newer glass units can now have supports built into the roof for support during construction. I wonder if anyone out there has reinforced their glass closet with a wooden frame and a sturdy plywood shelf and put the air unit on that at the ceiling level. Could that work for older vintage units? Just a thought.
Just a side note re installation. In order to get fresh air into the side intake vents,we installed a refrigerator
vent over the air unit to pull air inside the cabinet to avoid over heating. The outside sidewall vent was obtained from a manufacturer that uses the same sidewall installation that we used. As a matter of fact that,s how we got the idea in the first place. All in all we are more than pleased with the outcome. I will try to post some pictures . Hope it works. Dennis & Linda