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Old 08-30-2014, 03:40 AM   #1
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Question Anyone using ClimateRight AC?

Just wondered if anyone is using a ClimateRight AC unit for their trailer?
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If so, how did you hook it up, how do you like it, etc?
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:45 AM   #2
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Not using one but based on specifications, it would struggle to cool a 13-foot trailer. And, it requires cutting a hole in the wall because the unit sits outside when in use. Not sure I would want to cut a hole in the wall of my camper for something like this when I could add a permanent mount A/C.


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Old 08-30-2014, 06:48 AM   #3
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What's in a name?

I'm always specious of names like Climate Right. Are they trying to save the planet or cool/heat your trailer (space)? More likely they will not adequately cool or heat your trailer. The ratings seem inadequate for either function.

In Europe they are going to require reduced wattage hair dryers to save electricity. Since a hair dryer removes water from hair and that takes a defined amount of heat (energy) cutting the wattage of the hair dryer in half just insures that it will take twice as long and use the same amount of energy.

Personally we have a 5000 watt BTU air conditioner, twice the cooling power of the Climate Right that draws a similar amount of current and only costs $120 and a heater with twice the output that cost $20. Our heater and air conditioner have proven to be adequate for 95% of our camping environments.
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There is a 5,000 btu unit for $549 and both units require two holes cut in the wall, one for cool air in, and one for exhaling warm air out.

ClimateRight 5000 btu A/C & Heater
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #5
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I ordered one for our Scamp 13. They were out of stock so it will be a couple of weeks. Not sure exactly where I'm going to drill the holes yet.
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I don't have one but if I did I would look at making a temporary panel to fit in a wndow for the vent hoses, similar to other in house portable AC units. My brother-in-law had one for a teardrop trailer and it had a couple PVC pipes from below on the side of the trailer that connected to the interior.

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Old 09-04-2014, 10:33 PM   #7
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Interesting thought for sure. I'm not thrilled with the idea of drilling two four inch holes into the fiberglass shell. The front window (under the gravel shield) would be a good candidate for something like that.
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Just got a tracking number. It will be here Friday the 26th. Decision time coming soon. ��
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The thing I don't get about ACs and sizes is why they only refer to square feet and never to how much you need to lower the temperature. It seems like a unit that would cool from 85 to 75 wouldn't have to be anywhere near as large as one that had to cool from 105 to 75, but that never seems to be part of the formula.
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I'm always specious of names like Climate Right. Are they trying to save the planet or cool/heat your trailer (space)? More likely they will not adequately cool or heat your trailer. The ratings seem inadequate for either function.

In Europe they are going to require reduced wattage hair dryers to save electricity. Since a hair dryer removes water from hair and that takes a defined amount of heat (energy) cutting the wattage of the hair dryer in half just insures that it will take twice as long and use the same amount of energy.

Personally we have a 5000 watt BTU air conditioner, twice the cooling power of the Climate Right that draws a similar amount of current and only costs $120 and a heater with twice the output that cost $20. Our heater and air conditioner have proven to be adequate for 95% of our camping environments.
2500 BTU' s is too small to cool a trailer when temps are in the 80's or 90's and when temps are in the 70's a roof fan would suffice . A unit that small will never cool the trailer to a comfortable temp nor remove a sufficient amount of humidity and IMHO is a waste of money and energy
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Just take a look at the smallest RV specific roof mounted a/c. The smallest I have ever seen was about 7800 BTU, a lot more than what you are getting.
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I thought of installing but didn't want the holes. For $119 a 5000btu fits nicely in the rear window. Easy in and out and it stowes under couch if wanted.
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I thought of installing but didn't want the holes. For $119 a 5000btu fits nicely in the rear window. Easy in and out and it stowes under couch if wanted.
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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Scamp and other RV builders tend to only use the 13,500 BTU unit because it seems to cost less than the lower production smaller units like the Polar Cub 9,600 BTU (?) unit. It also means that they can buy the one model in quantity and only have a singular unit in stock.
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