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Old 09-21-2014, 10:44 AM   #15
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Mike, do you find 5,000 BTUs adequate for FL? I had Scamp put a roof top A/C on our build. We wanted it primarily for FL. It is 13,500 BTUs and seems like it might be overkill. In fact someone told me it is the one Scamp uses on the 16s and 19s as well. We only used it a couple times so far, but we joke that the air in the trailer is colder than in the frig. If your unit passes the Florida test, I think it would be a better option. I like your non permanent installation too.

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Tom I think I figured the sq footage at about 75 sq ft. The 5000 btu is more than adequate. Actually we have to run it on low as is gets to cold inside. Now I know some have built them into the closet next to the door but with the unit hanging outside it's much more efficient. I would think a larger unit wouldn't cycle properly. Now Casita puts a 8000 BTU in the 16' model but again it's built into a cabinet and I'll bet its losing efficiency.
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:54 AM   #16
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I would never be able to fit it in the carport or a garage as it is to tall with the roof top. I would prefer to have a permanent mount but I can run the 5000 btu on a Honda Eu2000i rather than having to have a heavy Eu3000i at 3x the weight.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:15 AM   #17
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Thanks for the reply Mike. We got the A/C primarily for visiting your state. I was just wondering if 5,000 BTU's were adequate. Since you live there, you are my Subject Matter Expert. I am having a difficult time finding an indoor storage facility for our Scamp. We'll need at least a 9 ft door. We plan to move, so I don't want to build a permanent solution at our present home. I'm thinking we could have went with a window A/C such as you have. Oh well, what's done is done.

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Old 09-21-2014, 08:10 PM   #18
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Mike-N-Laurie, it looks your AC mount is just a water pipe insulation tube between AC unit and windowframe and a piece of wood to keep the unit from falling out. Is that really all there is? Looks wonderfully simple.

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Old 09-21-2014, 09:47 PM   #19
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Yes and it fits like a glove...
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:35 AM   #20
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Make sure you use the thicker pipe insulation.
I found it a Ace Hardware.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:51 AM   #21
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Thanks. I'm curious, what are the window openning dimensions? I'm preparing to order a Scamp but don't have it yet. With your example I think I will not get the roof AC.

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Old 09-22-2014, 11:52 AM   #22
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But still get the a/c prep option. I think that includes a roof insert as well as per-wiring. A few $$$ now can save a lot later if you decide you don't want your Scamp to loose a window and get a slight case of being appearance disadvantaged.....
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:22 PM   #23
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Aprox 15.75 x 18.50
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:54 PM   #24
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:00 AM   #25
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I'm going with Mike's idea. I just don't have the guts to drill holes in our Scamp. I hope Climateright accepts returns.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:12 AM   #26
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Holes are no problem. If you want to get rid of them, just cover the holes with 3" or 4" Battery Compartment vent covers. They will always look just like they belong there.
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:32 PM   #27
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I don't see why one could not put the 4 inch holes in the floor of the camper. Out of sight, easier to plug if one decided to abandon use of the device.

Might even be able to route connecting pipe under camper to put exhaust and cold air lines in better locations than right next to each other.

That said $500 for 2,500 btu is a bit steep and would probably be undersized by a good bit. 13 footer is small but it is bigger than a dog house.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:42 PM   #28
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Climaterite is showing a new 8200 btu a/c on their website. Price and availability not listed, but looks to be a good option if you don't need heat.
ClimateRight 8000 btu A/C (no heat)
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