Up to date A/C option finally - Fiberglass RV

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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I normally just post over at boler ama, but I thought this would benifit all fiberglass RV owners who may have been considering a/c but due to the poor design and size of portables, and effort needed to install window/wall units, that they gave up the idea of doing such a mod. I have to admit I did too untill I started seaching again and found this.


and this


What's everyones thoughts? As far as I am concerned this looks like an ideal solution to a 13 footer and could be hidden quite well.

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Old 11-20-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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Hi Kevin,

140 lbs and 43 inches. Wow that would be large.



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Old 11-20-2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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Hi: Kevin Dunno... That's twice as heavy as our Dometic Brisk Air roof A/C. Yikes!!!
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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Good points. In the market these products are aiming at, "lightweight" covers anything measured in pounds rather than tons!

I stick with my 40 lb, $40 window unit from the pawn shop, thanks.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:58 PM   #5
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Kevin PLEASE take a second l o n g ...hard look at the picture of the unit. This thing is used on the backside of a big semi!!!! Weight alone would cause toe-able issues not to mention size!!! Beside all that, mind IF I inquire WHY a Manlitoban would NEED A/C in a small or ANY sized trailer for that matter???
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:43 PM   #6
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Well manitoba now sees (exception of last summer) +30 weather often, and thats without the humidex, Portage la Prairie saw +53 with the humidity a few years back, it gets hot here. I also plan on doing some camping in the south, more specifically in the dunes with some fellow dirtbikers. I love BC its got some nice weather compared to us over here in the prairies. I do agree that unit is quite over weight. But they do make other units for semi trailer cabs that are split units where the evaporator and condensor are seperate such as this one.
I really like the idea of using a small window type unit, but I just dont want to be cutting any holes im my walls. The floor I will consider, and the roof units are just too heavy and look... well not right. My boler 13' has a permanent bed at the back and the door side bench area is empty "wasted space" right now and that is where I want to incorporate a a/c unit. The window type unit could be done possibly, but would be a lot of work and alot of ducting involved. I just like the idea of these semi cab a/c units as an idea for my 13 footer. The above link unit is one of the better units i have found on the net, and it weighs 80lbs if you dont use their battery bank (since we use shore or generators for power). I am sure there are more units like this one out there that might be suitable for a boler.... still looking around, and still open to the idea of a/c in my boler, but no holes in my shell. Thanks for the input so far, but i say we all should keep looking. There has to be a better solution out there.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:53 PM   #7
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Hi Kevin

I know what you mean about not wanting to hack a hole in the side of the trailer for A/C. But Casita did it successfully for years.

However, have you considered a window A/C unit. They're ugly on the outside, but fit the bill, are inexpensive to install and inexpensive to replace when finally broken.

One of the best installs is Fredericks: My Easily Removeable Window Air Conditioner, in Fiber Stream sliding window. If you have a window this would work in, you may want to consider it.

The nice thing about removable A/C is you only take the "weight" when needed You leave it at home when A/C isn't desired.

On edit: If you CAN handle the cut, check out CindyL's solution:
Our air conditioning solution
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #8
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How about this one. Looks like it would fit where the fridge goes under the stove (speaking in terms of a 13ft layout). It uses a single hose installation, but I figure that there are ways to adjust the venting so you aren' t limited to that.


Height: 24 3/4"
Width: 19 1/4"
Depth: 13 1/4"
Weight: 53 lbs

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