Like Mike-N-Laurie and Norm & Ginny, we just started using a 5000 BTU window unit. Like Mike-N-Laurie, ours is mounted in the back window of our Scamp13. We would not travel with the unit in the window; it is just temporary for those rare occasions when we are in high heat and humidity and really need AC.
I knew that I did not want a permanent roof-mounted AC and I also did not want to cut holes in the Scamp
shell to run duct work.
Once the rear slider window glass is opened, you can also slide the screen over too and you then have an opening that is just over 16" in width. A Frigidaire 5000 BTU unit fits just fine and I imagine that other brands would too.
Although the insulating pipe foam might make a nicer looking installation, you can also use various sized "pool noodles" that would be available at WalMart and various pool supply stores.
I knew that I did not want to damage that window track so, thus far, I have used a combination of various sized pool noodles (cut to length and slit open along their length) to cushion the load and fill in the larger gaps as well as some other soft foam to fill the smaller gaps. I also use a quarter-inch plywood "platform board" (under the AC) that rests on the bottom pool noodle and it is also supported by a length of PVC pipe running clear down to the rear bumper of the Scamp
. The PVC pipe is currently attached to the wooden platform board and to the Scamp bumper via zip ties.
I may try to improve on the current setup over time but, for now, it seems to be doing the job. Time will tell ....... 😉
BTW - Yesterday, in parts of the KC metro, temperatures were over 100 degrees with some humidity.
Good luck to all!
Stay safe out there and try to stay cool too! 😊
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