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Old 07-11-2015, 01:10 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried adding a marine AC to their Egg? I saw this ad from West Marine and it got me thinking about a portable solution.... (A little pricey, yes!) POMPANETTE Thru-Hatch Portable Air Conditioner | West Marine

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Old 07-11-2015, 01:59 PM   #2
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Has anyone tried adding a marine AC to their Egg? I saw this ad from West Marine and it got me thinking about a portable solution.... (A little pricey, yes!) POMPANETTE Thru-Hatch Portable Air Conditioner | West Marine

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It would probably work, but you wouldn't "install" it, other than to place it on the roof, put the snout down the roof vent, attach the cover and plug it in. Would probably be a pita to get it in place when you're setting up camp. Got a ladder? Interesting idea though.
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Hmmmm, basically that looks like a $150 Home Depot a/c with a custom case. But that said, as it's a lot easier to cool a boat in the water than a 13' Scamp in the desert, one might find that 6000 BTU a bit marginal.


I'm guessing that you would want to put it on the roof but, as it weighs about the same as an RV a/c (at 1/2 the price) I am at a loss as to it's attraction. Fill us all in!
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I was just wondering (in this heat wave!) if there might be some way to rig this to pump cool air into the trailer. It only weighs 50 lbs, and although I don't see adding it to the roof ( on the parkliner, it's way up there!). I was thinking it might feed into a window. I've had boating friends who used similar units with great satisfaction. Though as Bob said, boat in the water vs egg in hot air/sunshine are two different things.

I've seen creative minds at work here! So I'm hopeful.
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Hi, there!
We do have a boat air conditioner on our sail boat which we haven't tried out yet which was around $500 and I think we bought it at West Marine last year. It is compact, however, and just needed a small hose for draining, easy on a boat but not that hard for our 1973 Lovebug. I was planning to run it into the closet where the furnace is that I want removed. I'll probably put a sliding shelf on the floor and then slide the unit in when not in use.
I'll let you know when I try it out.
Do you have a generator? That's on my list now as well. I think if we are out on the boat for a few days we will definitely need a generator. Solar would be so great, but I don't know if that's really an option for the boat or the camper.
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