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Old 07-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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13" Scamp Window A/C unit that fits...

I have a 96 13' Scamp and have been reading and looking like crazy on ways to install A/C. The last thing I want to do is cut a hole in the fiberglass (closet method) because I won't need A/C that much. What I was looking to do was have a window setup that I can take out and put in easily.. The problem I am facing is that the back window only opens to 17". I cannot find a window unit anywhere that is small enough to fit. Anyone know of a small window unit that would fit? Thanks
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Sorry, I realize that I posted this in the wrong section...and can't seem to delete it
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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Search for a Frigidaire FRA052XT7 5,000 BTU. 13x16x12" I've have seen others use it.

I'm in the same position as you and considering what to do. I hope it works out well.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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Many people have installed a AC unit without cutting a hole in the fiberglass. In our case we cut holes through the floor. Just another consideration.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:41 PM   #5
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I have not figured how to vent through the floor of the closet of a scamp 13' without venting into the wheel well which seems undesirable. Am I missing something? Are their links or pictures I have missed? I have considered putting it under the center of the front couch and vent out the bottom of the trailer, but then I have to deal with more weight on the tongue. Advice is welcome.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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I have not figured how to vent through the floor of the closet of a scamp 13' without venting into the wheel well which seems undesirable. Am I missing something? Are their links or pictures I have missed? I have considered putting it under the center of the front couch and vent out the bottom of the trailer, but then I have to deal with more weight on the tongue. Advice is welcome.
honda03842 posted above you. Check his thread for his floor venting solution.
I also just started a thread on my renovation, I opted to vent thru BOTH the floor and the outside wall. A happy medium for me, not to many visible vents on the outside, yet I'm not relying solely on a 2 small vents underneath for both exhaust and hot air.
Cutting the fiberglass is very easy. Just make sure you have the proper vents on hand so your cuts are the proper size the first time around!
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:04 PM   #7
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I have a 96 13' Scamp and have been reading and looking like crazy on ways to install A/C. The last thing I want to do is cut a hole in the fiberglass (closet method) because I won't need A/C that much. What I was looking to do was have a window setup that I can take out and put in easily.. The problem I am facing is that the back window only opens to 17". I cannot find a window unit anywhere that is small enough to fit. Anyone know of a small window unit that would fit? Thanks
Fridgidaire makes a unit which produces 5000btu, weighs 32lbs, and is less than 16" wide by 12" tall...

Frigidaire - 5,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner - White - FRA054XT7
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:29 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies.. I have a project in mind and will post my progress!
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #9
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The po of my Scamp installed the above mentioned a/c in the closet. It looks very good there with exterior vents in the side wall.

This is the best looking place to install imho. Placing it in a window does not
look right.

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Old 09-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #10
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We have the Frigidaire 5000 btu unit, it only drraws 5 amps. We bought a 6000 btu Frigidaire for $150 with remote controller. The newer one is quieter than the 5000 btu and I like the remote. The 6000 btu is 12x18"
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:03 PM   #11
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...Keep on reading in this forum, Buddy. I am on the process of making my Trillium1300 a,,,,window A/C in which I name it as a...SNAP ON WINDOW A/C. It will be small 5000BTU, on wheel for easy moving and snapped on Trillium emergency window for use when necessary. When weather is cool enough, the unit will be stay at home garage. When in need it will be snapped on back window securely and...weather-proof. Upon completion with testing/trial(on moving state of HW condition), I will post all the photos....
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