My best add-on: Air conditionned in my U-haul CT-13 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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My best add-on: Air conditionned in my U-haul CT-13

I did a lot of cosmetic and useful upgrades this winter to my little camper and just completed the installation of an air conditionned. The installation has been done like the one of George Lauver's camper and this is my most useful mod. Thanks George for sharing your mods...

I don't know if I am alone but these little eggs are becoming quite hot during the hot and humid days. I found it hard to have a good sleep. Maybe it is because we have a central air conditionned at home. Anyway, since the installation on my 6000 BTU window type cooling unit under a seat, I am in love with my egg.

I just wanted to share some pics of my installation:
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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Very nice job!

Where did you buy the plastic that you used to make the mounting base for the AC unit?
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I have always been a fan of built in a/c along the floor because I do not like the top hat look on the outside. I also like you install in it's ability to seal off winter weather, something Eggcamper and Parkliner does not do.
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Very nice job!

Where did you buy the plastic that you used to make the mounting base for the AC unit?
I use to be a real estate agent and had remaining plastic support for the "front house advertising".

Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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I have always been a fan of built in a/c along the floor because I do not like the top hat look on the outside. I also like you install in it's ability to seal off winter weather, something Eggcamper and Parkliner does not do.
I was also worried by the additionnal weight of a roof mounted unit. The only problem I found with this bottom install is the fact that the cold air stay in the bottom. I had to make a vertical deflector because the only one on this little Danby unit was for horizontal position.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #6
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Looks great, that should keep it cool if not cold.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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That is one sweet little CT! Good condition and thoughtful modification. Priceless! And now you can hole up and say Aaaahhh all summer long, Dan.

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That is one sweet little CT! Good condition and thoughtful modification. Priceless! And now you can hole up and say Aaaahhh all summer long, Dan.

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HOOOOO YES... I will enjoy my little house all around the country. Good summer to you Jack in your Burro.
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Great mods--all of them! I really like the bamboo ceiling mod. Enjoy your summer camping.
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I was also worried by the additionnal weight of a roof mounted unit. The only problem I found with this bottom install is the fact that the cold air stay in the bottom. I had to make a vertical deflector because the only one on this little Danby unit was for horizontal position.
Ditto Mr. Dan, all nicely done and esp. that a/c!!! As you know, a fantastic or any exhaust fan overhead will move the hot air out and bring that cooler air up! There is no way I could use my CT down here in Florida
,this time of year, without a/c...
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Great mods--all of them! I really like the bamboo ceiling mod. Enjoy your summer camping.
Thanks Otters. Here are more pics of this ceiling mod.
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Beautiful trailer, great job on the AC, and I love your user-name!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #13
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Ditto Mr. Dan, all nicely done and esp. that a/c!!! As you know, a fantastic or any exhaust fan overhead will move the hot air out and bring that cooler air up! There is no way I could use my CT down here in Florida
,this time of year, without a/c...
Thanks for your nice comments. I can understand you. Imagine I live in Quebec, Canada where the weather is a lot colder than Florida and even here I consider an A/C a must have. I agree with you that running the top fan helps to exhaust hot air.
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Dan, I'm assuming the centerline strip (aluminum flat strap maybe?) is screwed to the wood blocks bonded to the glass ceiling at intervals thru the Reflectix. I don't know what stickum you used but I can see the squiggle on the block so guess it's a caulk gun adhesive. The Escondido Burros used plywood blocks adhered with polyester body filler to catch screws thru a thin upholstered Naugahyde centerline panel. The screw heads were covered by white snap-top screw covers to match the white Naugahyde. Did you also use a contact cement between the Reflectix and the bambo?

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