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Old 09-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #43
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I used a rotozip with a cutting bit. The rotozip is like a Dremel on steroids. The covers are 6" diameter. You don't have much choice for size and placement of covers due to curvature of camper.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:09 PM   #44
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I Dan,

I want to know if your AC is very noisy....

le caisson de fibre de verre a t-il un effet de résonance?

Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:16 PM   #45
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I Dan,

I want to know if your AC is very noisy....

le caisson de fibre de verre a t-il un effet de résonance?

Thanks!
Hi Sylvie,

As any of these low cost AC, it is a little bit noisy. However, I run it in low speed and the noise is really acceptable. The fiberglass enclosure does not induce any additional noise.

I really enjoy this mod and I would do it again.

Are you from the province of Quebec?
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:23 PM   #46
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Yes, I live in Quebec (Lac-St-Jean) Thank you very much for your reply. We will use your method to install an AC in our u-haul.....
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:46 AM   #47
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George is an awesome modder!
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:16 PM   #48
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Does the 6" deck plate vent provide adequate ventilation?

On our rebuild, we are putting the AC unit on the driver's side down near the floor and was puzzling over how to get an adequate flow of fresh air to the coils...On some installs, I've seen them use like attic vents below the unit for the air intake. But I would be worried about dust and debris entering the enclosure for the unit... I'm thinking that using this sort of "deck plate" on the underside (pointing down rather than out to the side) of the trailer might keep any dirt and debris out of the enclosure while traveling. Thoughts?

Thanks! Great work! Very inspiring!

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Old 12-19-2014, 05:18 PM   #49
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You may get more debris on the bottom while traveling vs the side, but either way the unit is not operating during travel so the issue is moot. I'd still stick with the bottom for leak reasons.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:40 PM   #50
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I wasn't questioning the side vs. bottom...I like the idea of being able to seal it off with the hatch lid and opening up the bottom vent/hatch when you want to use the AC. The question is...does the 6" hatch provide enough air flow or does the attic vent provide more?
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:05 PM   #51
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I've been using the 6" deck lids for 3 yrs now with no problems, leaks or air flow. The lids come with a large O ring on inside witch seals out all dirt and moisture.

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Old 12-19-2014, 09:06 PM   #52
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Do you have screens over the inside to keep out critters?
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:21 PM   #53
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No, it's never been a problem. There's no place for them to go.

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Old 12-19-2014, 09:22 PM   #54
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Cool! Thank you for the advice! You've given me some great ideas!
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:54 AM   #55
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Does the 6" deck plate vent provide adequate ventilation?

On our rebuild, we are putting the AC unit on the driver's side down near the floor and was puzzling over how to get an adequate flow of fresh air to the coils...On some installs, I've seen them use like attic vents below the unit for the air intake. But I would be worried about dust and debris entering the enclosure for the unit... I'm thinking that using this sort of "deck plate" on the underside (pointing down rather than out to the side) of the trailer might keep any dirt and debris out of the enclosure while traveling. Thoughts?

Thanks! Great work! Very inspiring!

- Tony
Thanks Tony,

I used this setup last summer and all I can say is that this is working very well. I like the fact that I can close the openings when not in use. The airflow from a 6" opening is enough for this 5000BTU AC. I installed a screen inside the opening that block bugs, pollen and dirt which is a must. The last improvement I had to do is a rain deflector that I install after the cover are removed.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:56 AM   #56
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I wasn't questioning the side vs. bottom...I like the idea of being able to seal it off with the hatch lid and opening up the bottom vent/hatch when you want to use the AC. The question is...does the 6" hatch provide enough air flow or does the attic vent provide more?
ANSWER: YES, the 6" hole provide enough ventilation for a 5000BTU Air conditionned. I can't answer for a bigger AC.
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