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Old 07-03-2013, 03:48 PM   #29
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Dan, these are great Mods! I love everything that you did. I am curious about your front dinette table, the leg and mounting. Also am curious about the back over bed wire shelf, it's mounting. I know this thread is about the wonderfully crafted air conditioner fit so ...
And you have made me decide to paint my cabinet doors also.
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Hello,

Thanks for your kind comments. The dinette table is attached to the fiberglass wall with a piano hinge screwed with the typical plastic insert on the wall side and normal wood screws on the table side (See pic). The leg is made of a 1" aluminium tubing (sold at any hardware store) and 2 homemade steel brackets (/ pics) (one for the foot and one for the table). I decided to make it inclined to give some freedom to our feet.

I am glad that I convinced you to pain your cabinet doors. I really like the change it made to my interior. The old yellowish original color did not fit with any color.

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Old 07-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #30
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Thanks for the pics and narrative for the mods you have done on your CT-13. They inspired me to install a similar A/C in our CT-13. I bought a Daewoo 6000 btu from the local closeout store for $140 which I intend to start installing this weekend. I've already taken the cage off the unit to locate where I need to install the drain and dam. I hope to cut out the hole for the a/c and 6" vents today

The previous owners did a lot of their own mods which I am reversing due to their careless workmanship. I hope to post my progress.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:01 PM   #31
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I had to make a vertical deflector because the only one on this little Danby unit was for horizontal position.
Great information on the installation of you A/C Unit. I am considering changing-out my 5000 BTU for an 8000 BTU unit.
I like the looks of your vertical deflector. Could you share your construction and materials used?

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #32
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Great information on the installation of you A/C Unit. I am considering changing-out my 5000 BTU for an 8000 BTU unit.
I like the looks of your vertical deflector. Could you share your construction and materials used?

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Hi Bob,
the A/C deflector is simply made with a transparent in-wall vacuum tubing with 2 end caps cut to fit the job. It is attached to the A/C with a velcro strip.

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:27 PM   #33
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I have a 5000 watt but in my ParkLiner and with 98' and humid it doesn't make it super cool but makes it comfortable... maybe 1 day I will swap it for an 8000 but unit
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #34
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looks great love it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #35
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The A/C deflector is simply made with a transparent in-wall vacuum tubing with 2 end caps
Hi Dan,

Looks like another trip to Home Depot for endcaps & tubing. I have the velcro. I purchased a Frigidaire 8000 BTU unit today and will start the need modification and installation tomorrow.

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #36
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Hi Dan,

Looks like another trip to Home Depot for endcaps & tubing. I have the velcro. I purchased a Frigidaire 8000 BTU unit today and will start the need modification and installation tomorrow.

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Good move Bob. You wont regret it ...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:37 AM   #37
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Hello, how do you vent the air conditioner hot air from the back of the unit?
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:46 PM   #38
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Hello, how do you vent the air conditioner hot air from the back of the unit?
Hello, there are two 6 inch holes in the outside wall for INLET and OUTLET. INLET take fresh air in the A/C and OUTLET exhaust hot air fron A/C outside.

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What do you think would happen if the fresh air port was not opened. Would it have a negative effect on the a/c performance? The camper is not entirely air tight and would most likely suck air in from other places. I would think by keeping the hatch closed would allow the camper to get cooler since it's mainly recirculating cool air without having to cool the warmer outside fresh air. Any thoughts?
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What do you think would happen if the fresh air port was not opened. Would it have a negative effect on the a/c performance? The camper is not entirely air tight and would most likely suck air in from other places. I would think by keeping the hatch closed would allow the camper to get cooler since it's mainly recirculating cool air without having to cool the warmer outside fresh air. Any thoughts?
Definitely. You need fresh air pulled in from outside and forced over the condenser to get efficient cooling inside. Otherwise, you'd be constantly exhausting cooled air and pulling in hot outside air.

This is how the "portable" roll around, one hose AC units work (and work poorly).
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #41
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What do you think would happen if the fresh air port was not opened. Would it have a negative effect on the a/c performance? The camper is not entirely air tight and would most likely suck air in from other places. I would think by keeping the hatch closed would allow the camper to get cooler since it's mainly recirculating cool air without having to cool the warmer outside fresh air. Any thoughts?
I forgot to open the outside inlet and outlet ports a couple of time and this configuration DOES NOT WORK. There are two separate air circuits which have nothing in common. The exterior air never goes inside the trailer. It is warmed by the A/C and rejected outside.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #42
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Hi: a quick question, What type tool did you use for cutting the deck plate holes? And, how large are they? I've been considering 6" plates. thanks Mike
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